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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by 220/221, Apr 18, 2013.
This guitar is for sale locally. Can any of you tell me what model it is? Thanks.
I just saw that on the Charlottesville craigslist. They are asking 1000, to fund another guitar. I think its a 6118. I might be wrong. Lousia is not far from me. Where about are you?
Others with more knowledge should chime in but I don't know if that is a 125th Annie, G6118T-125.
The 125th should be a different color and have a bigsby. The little plate on the headstock should say 'Anniversary 1883-2008' if it is a 125th version. $1000 is a very good price for a 125th Anniversary.
It's the color that leads me to question what this guitar is (the bigsby could have been swapped out) so others with some real experience with these guitars will have more to say.
It also could be a preFMIC Anniversary (because of the neck binding) in which case, $1000 is a fair price.
I'm in C-ville. Where are you?
It looks like a Bamboo yellow Annie to me. Weren't they 120th Anniversary?
The 125th is supposed to be Jag Tan; I've been GASsing for one of those... it does look like an Anni; but there would have to be a lot of extra green in the exposure of that pic for it to be a 125th.
should have opened a window or something to hit it with natural light.
Totally not the true color of it.
Should ask for a better picture taken with proper light and white balance.
White balance example.
Spotsylvania. Near Lake Anna. There are a few of us here in Va. Perhaps a gretsch together of a small order is needed this summer!
Sounds good to me!
Here's some 6118-T-120s:
Here's some 6118-T-LTVs:
Have you emailed the seller? I would, but I hate to ask questions if I am not in a spot to buy it. 1000 seems like a great price, but it also seems a bit low.
Gents I own the G6118T-LTV 125th and it is Jag Tan with a Bigsby. I looked at the Craigs List in C'ville and that ain't a G6118T-LVT 125th. Not sure what it is with that tail piece. Proceed with caution at $1000. I paid $2400 new in the store.
If it is bamboo them that is a good price. What does the headstock plate say ?
My 6118T double green Anni is a 2008 125th Anniversary model. Does this help?
According to the seller' ad it's green.
It has a bound neck. I don't think current G6118's have bound necks.
Get the serial number. You want it to start at JT03 or later. Anything earlier is pre FMIC and you'll end up replacing the complete wiring harness and at least the magnets in the pickups.
The above words are advice from Bear as I was looking at a 6118 on Ebay.
Given the binding and color...It looks pre-FMIC...Also the Pick guard is gone. I think they cost about $80.
That's no 120th. Wrong bridge, wrong tailpiece, wrong tuners. And neither the 120 or 125 have binding on the neck. Maybe it's just the angle but the two volume knobs look closer together and closer to the binding too. Or I'm crazy. Hope that helps..
It's definitely not either a 120th or 125th Anniversary. It's a 6118 (75th) Anniversary. This one was probably built somewhere between 1992 and 2005.
Here's the tells:
1) Neck Binding.
2) Grover Tuners.
3) Space Control Bridge.
4) G-Cutout Tailpiece.
The later FMIC models have a bit more value. These will have the serial number on the back of the headstock. The first two digits will be JT (Japan Terada) or JF (Japan Fuji Gakki). The next two digits are the year of manufacture
The earlier Gretsch Anni's had kind of dicey wiring harnesses. You will see the serial number by looking through the upper f-hole. The first two digits are the year of manufacture.
$1000 is good price for any of these models.
Not really the place for this debate but I have a lot of Gretsch prolines. 5 of them are post 2003 and one is a 1997 Red Sparkle Jet.
The preFMIC is all stock except for the bridge (and THAT was an inferior piece of work). I have never felt the need to change the ceramic Filtertron pickups and the small pots and wiring have never given me any problems. My personal experience only and others may beg to differ...