What is an original 1959 Gretsch 6119 Tennessean worth?

daverave

Gretschie
May 11, 2009
157
so Cal
depends on the condition of yours, but they seem to be going(actually selling) on ebay on the top end about 3000, down to about 1000 for refinished with still original pickup and bigsby. last red one i have record of in good condition was about 1600
 

daverave

Gretschie
May 11, 2009
157
so Cal
-condition
-tailpiece model
- and whether the pickup cover says patent applied for or pat. no. ######


will also affect the price
 

digidude101

Electromatic
May 12, 2011
69
Canada
I haven't received it yet. But it's in mint shape with one tiny scratch on the back. The guy said he paid $5000 for it 3 years ago. He was in a bind and needed cash. I got it for $2200. It has a bigsby but not sure about the Patent labeling on the pickup. But is definitely a 59. The serial number is 32xxx.
 

daverave

Gretschie
May 11, 2009
157
so Cal
i think you got a pretty decent deal on it. in this economy, not a steal, but if mint, probably about 3K +
 

Wayne Gretschzky

Country Gent
Gold Supporting Member
Aug 27, 2008
3,655
East Coast
The #321xx batch of 6119s might be considered 1960 model year, especially if the Bigbsy is the V-style (which seems to have debuted in this batch). It was probably made in 1959 though. $2200 is a really good price if it's as minty as you say. Lately these go in $3000-3500 range. If the seller bought it for $5k (3 years ago) he overpaid.
 

digidude101

Electromatic
May 12, 2011
69
Canada
digidude101
 

Jeff O

Country Gent
Sep 25, 2008
3,520
The Motor City
Decent price. If you hold on to it, you're sure to make a few bucks. The books start them at $2400, but having it in hand and with original case adds to the purchase.

My problem is MINT to me is NO SCRATCHES. MINT to some other people is it has all its parts.
 


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