wood plug in the back neck of my '66 Gretsch 6119

Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by kcaxes, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. kcaxes

    kcaxes Newbie

    Apr 14, 2015
    north wales pa
    hi new to the forum
    just purchased a '66 6019
    i noticed a wood plug on the back heel of the neck about a 1/2" diameter
    sort of looks like a neck repair
    my question is if anyone has seen this on other vintage Gretsch guitars
    i was wondering if this could have been done at the factory
    i can't seem to post a picture
    any help would be appreciated
  2. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    I'm no expert, but that's normal. The experts will be along shortly to confirm. I think I read once that it covers the dowel.
  3. Lee Erickson

    Lee Erickson Country Gent

    Apr 20, 2009
    Eagan, MN
    The plug is stock. I own an Aug. '66 Tennessean that I bought new. Never been worked on by a repairman.

  4. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Country Gent

    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    It's a reinforcement dowel, and is standard on Gretsch guitars from that period.
  5. afire

    afire Country Gent

    There's a big sheet metal screw under that plug. Not Gretsch's brightest idea, but it is original.
  6. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, kcaxes! Can you post some pics of your Gretsch?
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