Oops!... I did it again! NGD.

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by juks, Nov 26, 2021.

  1. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    I've been keeping an eye on these. Then this showed up on CL. G3155 Historic Series. The owner turned out to be a nice guy, he thinks it 1999. Who ever wrote the serial number had terrible had writing, have to try to decode that one...

    Being a 20+ year old instrument, the only wear I can find is scratches on the pick guard. The previous owner said it mainly lived in the case, must have been the same with the previous owner(s). Even the gold is just slightly lost its shine.

    Sounds great to my years and thankfully the neck feels really good to my damaged left wrist. He asked for $550 with the Gretsch case included which I think was very fair price. Worth the 2 hour drive each way. That's my black Friday purchase:).

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  2. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Country Gent

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    Congrats! Have fun with your new geet.
     
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  3. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Nice one!
     
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  4. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Age:
    73
    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats and HNGD. Looks great have fun enjoying it.
     
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  5. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Congrats, that's a beauty! The Historic Series is vastly underrated and a great bargain.
     
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  6. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Age:
    55
    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Nice!! Congrats
     
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  7. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Congrats and enjoy
     
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  8. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    Thought to take few better pictures. I really like this one, even if it's not so desirable. Bit annoying that the serial number is scribbled so badly. What is that second character supposed to be? Tiny circle = zero? Reverb has one with blurry picture and that looks like '9#' which can't be right so I guess it's common to have bad scribbles. The first character looks like 9 so I guess it's indeed 1999.

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  9. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Country Gent

    Jun 12, 2012
    England
    Great guitar, enjoy it!
     
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  10. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    I’ve always liked these Historic Cat eyes. As annoying as it is to read, keep in mind the serial number was written by Korean hands. Sweet guitar none the less, enjoy!
     
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  11. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Age:
    51
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats juks!
     
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  12. Gasee

    Gasee Gretschie

    221
    Jun 4, 2009
    North Wales
    Beautiful!!!! I love Red!
     
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  13. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    It actually looks like Korean. I have a Korean friend and sometimes he Line messages me in Korean which then translates it into English :).
     
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