For Sale Vintage 53 Gretsch "ELFCTROMATIC" 6190-1 w original case

TV the Wired Turtle

Gretschified
Jul 25, 2009
14,660
Sandy Eggo
I bought this husk guitar from a cat on the other gretsch forum (now gone). He'd bought it already stripped and it was missing one of its tone rails. So I had a local luthier Ian Anderson fab a new tonerail for the guitar n clean up the frets. The Bridge is not original, the tailpiece and knobs are original. the tuners are super clean vintage waverly I think from another gretsch and the pickup is from a 60s gretsch, so its an original dynasonic. Pots are replaced. The removal of the original sunburst paint job has made the top thinner. the guitar has been sealed w tru oil by the last owner. Its a player, but I wouldnt take it on the road. The sound is so vintage pre chet and more gypsy and swing/early jazz to my ears.
The original case is helpful to keep it mostly safe but the ol brooklyn sharkskin case is sort of blown apart at the top.. An origina paint model is still on reverb for double the price. What makes this one unique is that it must be one of those Monday builds where someone came in to engrave the headstock plates and accidently made the E and F
so this guitar is an ELF'ctromatic. :)

$1050, shipping to be arranged by buyer
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TV the Wired Turtle

Gretschified
Jul 25, 2009
14,660
Sandy Eggo
ti
I bought this husk guitar from a cat on the other gretsch forum (now gone). He'd bought it already stripped and it was missing one of its tone rails. So I had a local luthier Ian Anderson fab a new tonerail for the guitar n clean up the frets. The Bridge is not original, the tailpiece and knobs are original. the tuners are super clean vintage waverly I think from another gretsch and the pickup is from a 60s gretsch, so its an original dynasonic. Pots are replaced. The removal of the original sunburst paint job has made the top thinner. the guitar has been sealed w tru oil by the last owner. Its a player, but I wouldnt take it on the road. The sound is so vintage pre chet and more gypsy and swing/early jazz to my ears.
The original case is helpful to keep it mostly safe but the ol brooklyn sharkskin case is sort of blown apart at the top.. An origina paint model is still on reverb for double the price. What makes this one unique is that it must be one of those Monday builds where someone came in to engrave the headstock plates and accidently made the E and F
so this guitar is an ELF'ctromatic. :)

$1050, shipping to be arranged by buyer.
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time for reverb I reckon :)
 


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