What model is this?

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by Dancon99, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Dancon99

    Dancon99 Electromatic

    Oct 19, 2019
    No serial number or markings?
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  2. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Odd one, ive never seen that one. Weird switch, knob locations too. Looks cool, are you sure its stock.
  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Seems odd to me too . No serial number on back of headstock / tailpiece looks a little weird to me also
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2019
  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Welcome to the forum friend
  5. Dancon99

    Dancon99 Electromatic

    Oct 19, 2019
    I bought it from a guy who said it was made at Fender Corona as a prototype, I was not sure if there were others out there.
  6. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Mite send a pic to Fender and ask for some help with it.
  7. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome aboard Dan!

    I have no idea but it looks cool!
    70's style control lay out and the pickups kinda look like original 70's era Blacktops to me,the only ones i've seen with a switch were the master vol is are stereo geets,or Chet's old Gent.
    70's style tail piece too.

    Could this maybe have been a prototype for the cats eye Electro's ?
  8. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    That was the hardware for the Tim Armstrong model, but that didn't come in orange, nor did it have Cat's Eyes. No thumbnails either. Thanks for bringing us a mystery model. Welcome to G-T!

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  9. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    It's an oddity - I love oddities :cool: - too bad she's not Lefty :( !

    Welcome to G-T @Dancon99 ! ;)

  10. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Synchromatic

    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Even for a prototype -- if that's what it is: it's curiously made: the cat's eyes are enormous, and the treble side cutaway doesn't even meet the neck at the same spot as the bass side (making it appear, in the photos at any rate, as if the neck was not mounted pointing straight toward the placement of the bridge). An offshore counterfeit, perhaps? Curious to hear what info Gretsch/Fender might offer.

    How does it play/sound?
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  11. Markkkky

    Markkkky Gretschie

    Aug 26, 2017
    Yes, it is an electromatic prototype from a few years back.
  12. Dancon99

    Dancon99 Electromatic

    Oct 19, 2019
    Thanks for the input, it plays and sounds great, I don't think it is a Chinese knock-off, the build is very high quality. I'll upload some better pictures later on
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  13. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Howdy! Welcome to the asylum!
    Heck of a way to start in here---with an enigma guitar!
    At least we know everything sounds better with Cat's Eyes!
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  14. Andrew Griffin

    Andrew Griffin Synchromatic

    Oct 22, 2015
    Please do. I'm intrigued by Dr. Milktruck's comparison with the 5191.
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  15. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    If it's a prototype then I would not expect any serial number and it is probably pre model (5620 pr 5622)
  16. Dancon99

    Dancon99 Electromatic

    Oct 19, 2019
    More pix, tried to get a good one of the flame top. IMG_20191021_194742.jpg IMG_20191021_194747.jpg IMG_20191021_194758.jpg IMG_20191021_194819.jpg IMG_20191021_194849.jpg IMG_20191021_194811.jpg IMG_20191021_194839.jpg IMG_20191021_194742.jpg
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  17. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Dancon99 ! Very interesting guitar you have there!
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  18. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Welcome to Gretschville! Curious case, doesn't look like a Chinese knockoff to me.
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