'67 Price winner!

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Ricochet, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
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  2. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    Franken-Gretsch.
     
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  3. Axis39

    Axis39 Country Gent

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    Jun 2, 2008
    Beaumont, CA
    Dats a lotta knobs!
     
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  4. afire

    afire Country Gent

    I'd wager that neck reset involved a lot of frustration and profanity, considering the number of holes that apparently had to be drilled before he steamed it off. Maybe he forgot to remove the screw in the back before trying to pull the neck off. :eek:
     
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  5. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    The price is quite an announcement for a beater like that...
     
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  6. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

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    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
    I like the roller bridge....
     
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  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Guild knobs?

    $2400? Someone needs to up his meds.
     
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  8. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Oddly enough, it's actually possible that the bridge is original. This bridge turns up on vintage Gretsches from time to time. Dan Duffy, QC manager from '57 to the end of the Brooklyn era, once confirmed that these came from Gretsch's parts department. They distributed a lot of aftermarket parts and apparently used them on occasion.
     
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  9. Michiel

    Michiel Friend of Fred

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    Jul 29, 2009
    The Netherlands
    interesting guitar, very steep price

    I've never ever seen dot markers on a tennessean neck - I bet it comes off another guitar (clipper maybe? any other ideas?).

    Pickups - well, I've seen hilotrons swapped for filters before.

    Bigsby isnt original either.
    And neither are the tuners obviously.

    If it plays nice, I'd leave it as it is.
    But more than 1k5 ... ?
     
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  10. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    It has the regular thumb nails as well...
    Presumably the position dots are there to cover up the holes drilled for a neck reset. At least that is what I hope.

    I find it slightly odd someone would offer €1400 right of the bat for what is an obvious mess.
     
  11. Michiel

    Michiel Friend of Fred

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    Jul 29, 2009
    The Netherlands
    The combination of thumbnail and dot markers was a feature on the late 60s falcons and vikings - the dot markers indicated the tempered treble zone on the neck (slanted frets).
     
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  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Ahhh. The plot thickens!
     
  13. Michiel

    Michiel Friend of Fred

    Age:
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    Jul 29, 2009
    The Netherlands
    yes, well, there is more.
    Those falcon and viking necks had ebony fretboards - this appears to be rosewood.
    Plus, I don't see slanted frets - these seem to be just the plain garden variety straight frets.
    That's a very thick plot, unless there's a simplifying detail that I am unaware of. :)
     
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  14. afire

    afire Country Gent

    The tempered treble dots were also offset to the treble side. I think they're covering holes left by an inept neck reset.
     
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