Has both “G” brand and hump block inlays. According to Ed Ball’s 6120 book, this is a “very rare confluence of features” from the 208xx batch.
Seller says it has some non-original parts: pickups and pickguard. Although the bridge, Bigsby and one knob also appear to be non-original.
Although the body, finish, and binding looks to be in great shape (can’t see back and sides) the price (12k) seems a bit high to me for a model without original pickups, etc., but what do I know.
But the question is: why would someone remove the original DeArmond Dynasonic pickups? But I suppose if the originals were gone, and period correct ones not available, replacing them with TV Jones T-Armonds would be the modern equivalent, they are great pickups.
However, all of the non-original parts would be a dealbreaker for me at that price. But it is a beautiful looking guitar.
Vintage Gretsch guitars can be hit or miss, but this one has THE VIBE...one of the best sounding guitars I've ever played. Even un-plugged, this guitar is inspiring...you can hear the sound of the dry and seasoned wood! There are a handful of things that are not original on this guitar...The...