1 hscrc 7 months ago This is a Gretsch single anniversary that came from an estate, it has a patent applied for Filtertron pickup and an ebony fretboard. These 2 factors and the serial number date it to 1958. The good: The guitar has a very solid neck joint. It has a chunky neck and there is no detectable (at least by me) twisting or warping. It plays pretty well. With some attention to a couple of high frets, the action could be extremely low. I believe that it has had a re-fret as there is no fret wear to speak of. It has what I believe to be an original Bigsby vibrato. The binding is in excellent condition. Strap buttons are original. It comes with a decent (non Gretsch) hard case. Pickup is strong and it sounds really good. The not so good: The guitar has been non-professionally refinished. It appears to have been stained and coated with polyurethane. Bridge is not original and not a good choice. A Compton bridge would be a great alternative. The bridge base may be original which will make for an easy change over. The one volume knob is from a later era (Baldwin). Pick guard is from a later era. Tuners were changed out to Grover Super Rotomatics (the ones with the fancy buttons).The guitar is perfectly functional . It is an opportunity to own a vintage Gretsch without needing to take a second mortgage. price is $900. Shipping at actual cost. Feel free to ask questions. Thanks for looking.