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Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by ToneM1, Jun 4, 2021.
Hehehe...he said, "jackplate." Nice axe.
That was EXACTLY what I came here to say
Why's it need a Jackplate??
I guess you haven't noticed, but there's a weird jack plate obsession on this forum. But don't worry about it, Don. I know you're a grown man, not a child or a slapstick act. You don't need a jack plate to prevent you from breaking your guitar.
I got it Tuesday and with a little work it’s going to be great! I’m guessing it’s an early ‘59 as it has the Heavy Trestle Bracing, But…. It rings like crazy and has great sustain and plays like ‘butta’! I’m adjusting the height of the pickups as it is, they’re too low. It looks like there’s been a few different types of pickups in it over the decades. I put an old gold Gretsch Bigsby on it and a set of gold Imperial tuners. I have a gold plated solid brass ABR-1, but I’ll put a Serpentine on it.
Are you going to resurrect its stereo capabilities?
That`s quite a good price. Congratulations!
May we see it with the bigsby?
I was secretly hoping you’d install one, but kept it to myself cuz it’s not my guitar.
Are you keeping the Tv classics?
I put one on yesterday. It’s a vintage Gretsch, gold Bigsby. Although a gold one on a 59-61 era Gretsch isn’t correct. They started with the “V” cutout Gretsch Bigsby in ‘59, but they were just the polished aluminium until mid to late ‘61. I have a set of FilterTron’s that came out of my 1962 Country Club that I’m installing in this guitar. The ‘62 has a set of the Ray Butts FilterTron’s! The TV Classics I took out will just become part of my pickup collection…
Yeah, if I’d put some vintage Filtertrons or TV Jones Ray Butts in there too.
I put the Ray Butts in my 6120. They’re killer.
Here's the `59 Project-o-Sonic Country Club. It was refin'd, refretted and rewired Mono. I put a set of Filtertrons from `62 in it. They came from my `62 Country Club. I replaced them with the TV/Ray Butts set. It sounds slightly better.. But the guitar overall is rockin'! Great sustain, easy to play and stays in-tune real well! It has the earlier "Heavy" Trestle Bracing.