Last NGD for a While - 6192

Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by 6124Bassman, Apr 10, 2021.

  1. 6124Bassman

    6124Bassman Synchromatic

    585
    May 20, 2018
    Phoenix, Arizona
    I promise this will be the last one for a while, or else my wife will probably get upset.

    But today I closed the deal on a gorgeous, very clean 1964 Gretsch Country Club 6192. I’ve been talking to the son of the original owner for a week or so now and finally met today to check out this guitar.

    The story is his father owned a studio in San Fransisco and was a Gretsch dealer. This was his personal guitar that he played for the rest of his life since he got it new. Eventually they moved to Phoenix Arizona. Once the father passed away, one of his three sons took ownership of the guitar and played it until he also recently passed away within the last decade. That is when one of the other sons took custody of the guitar and finally ended up selling it today after a few years of hanging on to it.

    I have to say that this may be the best hollow body Gretsch guitar I have ever played. Acoustically it is huge, resonant, and dynamic unlike any other electric guitar I have heard acoustically. Plugged in to an amp it is just simply amazing.

    The father must have really taken great care of this instrument because it is almost in mint condition. It also came with all the hang tags, warranty card, and Filterton and Space Control information cards. The case is also in great shape.

    To the gentleman I bought this guitar from, if you for some reason ever come across this post, I want to thank you again for letting me be the care taker of this instrument now, it will be loved and played everyday.

    -Nathan

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    And here’s a photo of the group, just for fun
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  2. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Wow! - Just Wow! (are you tiring of that Jet yet?)
     
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  3. 6124Bassman

    6124Bassman Synchromatic

    585
    May 20, 2018
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Not quite :p
     
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  4. juks

    juks Gretschie

    351
    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    Amazing, I can't believe that is 1964! Congrats and the guitar ended in the right home!
     
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  5. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Congrats. Very nice score.

    Enjoy
     
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  6. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    I've got to ask you @6124Bassman, how was it that you ever found these three so close together?
     
  7. BrianW

    BrianW Country Gent

    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
    Amazing find! Quite the history as well, good to know it was so well cared for by the family. And now it's your turn to be the "custodian" for a while. Congrats!
     
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  8. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, very nice!
     
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  9. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    73
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Great score, congrats!
     
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  10. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    You do realize that there is no known vaccine for the particular strain of disease that you have obviously acquired. Best treatment is to drink lots of non-alcoholic liquids, focus on enjoying the great stable of vintage Gretsch guitars you've acquired... and stay away from the internet, which is the primary spreader of the disease. Hope you're feeling better soon!!
     
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  11. 65club

    65club Electromatic

    54
    Jul 31, 2017
    USA
    OK dude this is getting downright freaky.

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    And yes I posed them there trying to recreate your pic. I didn't already have the pic already taken - THAT would have been scary!! So I missed with the color of the 1960 Jet, and my 6192 is a '65 not a '64. I also have a '67 6122, '64 6117, and '55 6131, just so you have that info available when the disease Wayne is referring to is ready to strike again.:D I myself am hoping to satisfy MY disease by closing a deal in the next day or two.

    Seriously, nice score on the 6192 and that's a nice collection you've amassed in a matter of what, a month? It's taken me a couple of decades to get mine together.
     
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  12. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats on another fine old Gretsch. Great looking for it's age. Fine trio you have now.
     
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  13. 6124Bassman

    6124Bassman Synchromatic

    585
    May 20, 2018
    Phoenix, Arizona
    I guess it was just pure luck. I had gone maybe a year without seeing any old Gretsch guitars come up for sale around me and then all of a sudden these 3 showed up.
     
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  14. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    Wow! Congratulations. Great to see that its back in the hands of a player.
     
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  15. Back in Black

    Back in Black Synchromatic

    Age:
    72
    819
    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada
    Hey Bassman,

    That has to be the nicest vintage trio I've seen in a very long time.

    All prime examples of previous ownership care, and the importance of a case.

    My mouth is watering over your black Duo Jet.

    Best!

    BIB.
     
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  16. 6124Bassman

    6124Bassman Synchromatic

    585
    May 20, 2018
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Haha that is just great! I remember you mentioning that in the thread about the 6119. Looks like your club is the deeper body plus a bigsby. I wouldn’t mind a bigsby... I’m not going to install one being that my Tennessean already has one, but it would be nice.

    There is a Jet Firebird for sale locally to me I have been going back and forth with the seller. It has some replaced parts (factory neck replacement in early ‘60s is what he’s saying). I’ll probably pass on it, but THAT would’ve been quite the coincidence being that yours is a Firebird also!
     
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  17. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    Awesome guitar and a great find. Enjoy.
     
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  18. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Congratulations, that's gorgeous!

    Only one switch to mute the strings, how does that work? All muted, or one position to mute the trebble ones and one position to mute the bass ones? Or something else?
     
  19. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Age:
    55
    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    What an incredible collection! Congratulations.
     
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  20. 6124Bassman

    6124Bassman Synchromatic

    585
    May 20, 2018
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Yes only one switch, it raises the entire mute up. So it’s an all or nothing situation. It will never be used, personally.
     
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