2009 Roundup KPW

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by IPLAYLOUD, Nov 2, 2021.

  1. IPLAYLOUD

    IPLAYLOUD Electromatic

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    Aug 2, 2011
    Long Island
    A few years back, I posted a shot of myself holding a Chet Atkins 6121 and said "this is my dream guitar".
    Christmas came and this was under the tree for me! (She's as much a Gretsch lover as I). They don't pop-up for sale often, and Dawn checked Reverb / EBay every day. Her "when you see it, buy it!" way of thinking worked. After getting it, I searched YouTube for vids and found a guy playing my guitar 10 years ago in a shop!!


    I have read that 75 6130KPWs were built. (Knotty Pine Western). I cannot tell you how much this guitar means to me and how it truly changed my playing. I added the Bigsby as it's a major part of my brain. It took 59 years of my life to have a Gretsch...59 WASTED years.
    To make it look even more like it fell out of 1956, I put on a Mono-Plak TRC.

    Does anyone here have one??



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  2. GreTschocaster

    GreTschocaster Synchromatic

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    576
    Feb 11, 2013
    Canada
    I had one but I sold it to another forum member. 20191101_193413.jpg
     
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  3. Syncro

    Syncro Gretschie

    107
    Jan 6, 2016
    East of Nashville
    And it looks great with the Bigsby
     
  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    I could only wish . Beautiful ...
     
  5. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Age:
    58
    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    There are technically more than 75 made... 75 production models, plus roughly 7-10 factory prototypes.

    I own prototype #7-- given to me by Joe Carducci and Gretsch back in 2008.
    It has seen steady gig time since then... including this past Friday for a Halloween gig. The only modification I've made is to replace the OEM pickguard with a more historically accurate custom pickguard made by fellow forum member Paul Setzer (can only be seen in the last photo-- all other pics were taken well before I had the replica guard made),

    Two major ways to identify the prototypes-- most were built in 2007, and they all have a serial number with the JTyymm00xx configuration, whereas all of the production models have a 2008 or later serial number... no production models with a 2007 s/n.
    Secondly, most of the prototypes have non-bookmatched tops-- that is to say that the knot positions aren't mirrored like on the production models.

    I've only seen one other prototype, but according to Joe Carducci (former FMIC/Gretsch brand manager and all-around great guy) there were several built before official production.

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  6. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    Sandy Eggo
    Those are yum! I have a George Foreman model Duojet, it lacks western motiff but I'm working on it.
     
  7. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Age:
    58
    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Is that the limited edition model with the built-in electric grill? Awesome! :p:D

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