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Another Vintage body on eBay.. place your bets.

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by englishman, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
  2. Tinman46

    Tinman46 Country Gent

    Age:
    49
    Dec 19, 2011
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    $750....Take the zero off and that's what I'd be willing to pay. Even then I'm scared of that crack.
     
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  3. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Age:
    36
    Aug 15, 2008
    england
    I'll give you all a chance on this one and still out of this. Ha ha ha
     
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  5. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    This ones better than the other one!:D its gonna be round 900. I wonder about that repair? Maybe botched or why part it out.........how the heck do you break a guitar body in half across the grain ? " Dewey, i've been halved".
     
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  6. Dave-B

    Dave-B Synchromatic

    530
    May 23, 2016
    Scotland
    Excellent repair though, you can hardly see the crack :D
     
  7. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

    Age:
    51
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Again a gamble.
    Only something for the adventurous at heart.
     
  8. catfish72

    catfish72 Synchromatic

    934
    Oct 23, 2011
    London, UK
    It had Pete Townshand treatment by the look of that crack. I'd say $673-691 max.
     
  9. Ati EDGE

    Ati EDGE Electromatic

    35
    May 23, 2013
    Budapest, Hungary
    What do you think about the body and neck joint? I have never seen something like this before...
     
  10. MRey

    MRey Electromatic

    84
    Feb 7, 2011
    IL
    I am once again thankful I am immune to the siren song of magical old wood.
    It will go for 10x what I would be willing to pay for it.
     
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  11. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Friend of Fred

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I assume all the valuable parts were stripped out and sold separately.
     
  12. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Country Gent

    Age:
    54
    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    It's pretty obvious by the pics that it's being sold by Blackrider Guitars.
    (The steer skull in the background is a dead giveaway)
    They always have lots of vintage Gretsch parts in stock... gee, I wonder where they get them from?:p
     
  13. wabash slim

    wabash slim Country Gent

    Age:
    67
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Blackrider is a reputable dealer. It doesn't seem to be a parts weasel operation. Still, that guitar IS questionable....
     
  14. Kitvin713

    Kitvin713 Electromatic

    71
    Jan 10, 2017
    Fresno, CA, U.S.A.
    I'm going to say 1200$... Just needs some pickups... And some hardware... at least it still has the paint on... right? LOL
     
  15. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Bidding is way slower on this one, only at 504 with 2 bids.
     
  16. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Feb 12, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Good eye. I didn't even notice that. That's completely fubar. That gigantic heel was not created at the Gretsch factory. I have no idea what to make of it or exactly what's hiding under that black paint.
     
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  17. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Age:
    64
    Apr 8, 2013
    Bremerton, WA
    I've refurbished a few guitars over the years, but I wouldn't take this one on. The body crack, fixed or not, is a show stopper for me. The price is too.
     
  18. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Country Gent

    Age:
    54
    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    I agree, I've dealt with them before with no problems. My remark about sourcing their vintage parts was pretty much tongue-in-cheek.;)
     
  19. wabash slim

    wabash slim Country Gent

    Age:
    67
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    It's still a stripped down, broken guitar with a nasty crack. Some parts weasel has gotten ahold of it in the past. The fact that it's going for such a high sum is disconcerting. By the time you put parts into it, you could buy a new instrument.
     
  20. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Feb 12, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Just my opinion, but parting out this guitar wouldn't have been "parts weaseling" in the first place. It would have been the right thing to do. To me, taking a perfectly sound or restorable guitar and stripping its parts and selling it all separately to make a few extra bucks is "part weaseling." This guitar is so totally facacked that the parts could be put to better use for restoring other guitars.
     
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