Wanted Vintage parts and parts guitars

Discussion in 'Buy, Sell or Trade Negotiations' started by Joe Desperado, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. Joe Desperado

    Joe Desperado Electromatic

    26
    Jun 13, 2019
    Chicago
    Hello,

    The vintage Gretsch projects and restorations keep coming in. I am looking for vintage parts or parts guitars ( even part of a parts guitar : necks, fingerboard, headstock etc). All will be used to bring vintage guitars back to life.

    Somethings I am looking for from the 50s and 60s

    Bigsbys
    DynaSonics
    Filtertons
    Knobs
    bridges
    fingerboards
    Inlays

    jre_productions@yahoo.com
     
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  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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  3. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Unfortunately, there are too many parts weasels out there just looking for your money.
     
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  4. Joe Desperado

    Joe Desperado Electromatic

    26
    Jun 13, 2019
    Chicago
    You are right. It’s getting increasingly more difficult to bring these guitars back to life due to the rising costs of the parts. I don’t want anything for free, But want a fair deal.

    When I sell things, I do the same. Ask for a fair price for the buyer and the seller.

    The last three restorations, I had 3x the money in the parts then I did the wood parts. Hardly makes it worth Bringing these old gals back to life.
     
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  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    "Why don't you come to your senses?" ;)
     
  6. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Sounds like a labor of love.
     
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  7. Back in Black

    Back in Black Gretschie

    107
    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada
    Hey Joe...where you goin with that gun in yo hand

    Sorry Joe, I just couldn't help it.

    You are 100% correct, having said that, money is king, even during times, when we shouldn't even be thinking about spending money on guitar parts.

    Don't even think of asking me what I had to pay for this...there is another one available from the same source...so far I'm resisting on the second one...so far...so far...

    Best,

    BIB.

    July 2020 Burns Vintage Tremolo Tailpiece.jpg
     
  8. Joe Desperado

    Joe Desperado Electromatic

    26
    Jun 13, 2019
    Chicago
    BIB,
    I remember getting outbid on one of those tail pieces a few months back. I can’t believe They go for what they do. Wanted one for a Gretsch Corvette solid body. I don’t thing the guitar was worth the price of the tail piece. Well maybe but not much more.
     
  9. Back in Black

    Back in Black Gretschie

    107
    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada
    Hi Joe,

    I have one for sale, with arm,arm attachment machine screw, arm shim washers (2) and the four original mounting screws.

    It's showing on another thread, I'll post photos here as well.

    I had committed to buying this piece, and have decided to pass it along, I didn't want to cancel with my seller, He's a good guy, and I'll need his services again. I didn't want to burn any bridges. I also have some necessary Malcolm Young Salute Jet parts that I'll include, finishing parts, that are not commercially available.

    No profit in price, just recouping my costs.

    Cosmetically, it's nicer than the one I used on my build, no damage, no wear, light natural aging.

    PM me if your interested.

    BIB.

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  10. Joe Desperado

    Joe Desperado Electromatic

    26
    Jun 13, 2019
    Chicago
    Bump. Looking for a 50s silver jet tail piece or Bigsby
     
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