Need help on this one

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Hantheman, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. Hantheman

    Hantheman Electromatic

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    Jun 28, 2020
    Netherlands
    Hi Guys, newbie here. I might buy this Gretsch but there is no serial. Any one has some more info on model and make? I can only find an inspection card by Neil Easton with the year 2002.
    Appreciate your input.
     

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  2. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    It’s an Elliot Easton Jet. If I remember correctly an upgraded Electromatic version. Think I’ve seen it on Marktplaats a while back.
     
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  3. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Welcome to GT Hantheman!
     
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  4. Hantheman

    Hantheman Electromatic

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    Jun 28, 2020
    Netherlands
    don’t think so because there is no Elliot Easton on the trussrod
    Cover. Which country are they made?
     
  5. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Screenshot_2020-06-28-12-30-25-1.png Is that a B70 on it? If so its an EE with changed pickups. EE's are Korea or China made iirc. Trussrod covers are easily changed.
     
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  6. rob batz

    rob batz Country Gent

    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
    Welcome! And yes it’s def a Elliot Easton model
     
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  7. Hantheman

    Hantheman Electromatic

    6
    Jun 28, 2020
    Netherlands
    Picture of the guitar in full glory. No Elliot on the cover. The guy is asking 750€. Too much I presume
     

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  8. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Hantheman!
    Dutch welcome mat 2.jpg
     
  9. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Looks like a B700. Does that signify anything?
     
  10. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Only if its a B7000
     
  11. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome friend . There are 2 on eBay right now here in the U.S. selling for $549.99 and $679.99 . The serial numbers are on the back of the head stock . Hope this helps
     

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  12. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    @Hantheman and this one also . It does not necessarily mean your getting a bad deal . Sometimes certain models will have special runs and differences
     

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  13. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    Willkommen.
    Quite a sought after model but USD 750 is quite a steep price.
     
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  14. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk, Hantheman!
     
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  15. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

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    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    The Synchromatic and Electromatic versions generally did not have a signature trussrod cover on them.

    As a matter of fact, it does.

    First, let's leave out the fact that this is definitely not a pro-line 6128EE model. From here, the type of Bigsby does make a difference in identifying the model.

    The first budget-line version of the Elliot Easton model was issued as a Synchromatic model, prior to Fender's involvement. This is model 1570, which was made until late 2002, and it was issued with a B700 Bigsby.

    After FMIC's involvement and the restructuring of the Gretsch line for 2003, the Synchromatic line was cancelled. At this point, The Easton model was slightly modified by replacing the B700 with a B70 Bigsby and was moved to the Electromatic line. Additionally, the model number was changed to 5570, to match the Electromatic 5000 series nomenclature.

    The additional photos provided by the OP do show that this is an early model 1570-- as indicated by the B700, and also the date on the inspection tag. The lack of a serial number is no surprise, as prior to FMIC, many Electromatic and Synchromatic models only had paper adhesive s/n labels... which are notorious for either drying up and falling off by themselves, or getting purposely peeled off by a former owner.

    Finally, most, if not all of the 1570 models were made in Korea. The 5570 was made in China.
     
  16. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I did notice a hard case in the O.P.s deal too;). Also seems the European prices are close to our figures, so with the exchange rates they always have to pay more.
     
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  17. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Wayyyyyy better than i could've explained it. I was just trying to see if it might be a B50 in the first pic.:oops:
     
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  18. Hantheman

    Hantheman Electromatic

    6
    Jun 28, 2020
    Netherlands
    Thank you so much for your contributions. They are very helpful. So to sum it up
    *Gretsch 1570 Elliot Easton
    *made in Korea
    *B700 bigsby
    * no serial because it has fallen off
    *pre FMIC

    Asking price of €750 ($842) is way too much.

    Correct?

    Thank you very much.
     
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  19. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I would think so
     
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  20. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    Yup, I do think €750 is too much. There are better deals out there, even in the Netherlands. For twice the price you can get a pristine used proline Jet with a bit of patience.
     
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