Gretsch Garage Sale

FS: G6129t-1957 Silver Sparkle Jet (mint)

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https://reverb.com/item/185...

As the listing states, totally like new, all case candy included. I started a little high so I can come down, and am willing to negotiate for sure. This has just a few hours of playing time on it since new, it's truly in perfect shape. I hate to part with it, but life requires it.

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Any idea what the neck measures at the 1st and 12th frets? Thanks!

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So I was carefully measuring the neck while strings are on it. I slacked them a bit and slid the digital calipers under. I wanted to be careful not to scratch the thing as my calipers are freaking sharp.

Anyway, the readings I got were .88 (1st) and .98 (12th).

I prefer large necks, usually deep vee necks (I'm primarily a telecaster player, along with several Gretsches). I have an Epi Casino with a thinner neck and two G512x Gretsch Hollowbodies with thinner necks that are fine. This feels larger than those to me. It's a round back not a V like my Teles, but feels great.

Everyone's hand is different of course. But I can say as someone who appreciates thick necks that this is very nice. It's not a Gibson baseball bat boat-back gigantic slab-o-mahogany or anything, but it's not some shredder neck. I really do love it. I wouldn't dare let it go if I really had a choice.

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Hmmm. Well that makes things interesting. I'm a thick neck guy and you don't see them that thick much on anything Gretsch aside from Custom Shop. Thanks for measuring! Gears are turning!

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I just love Dyna Jets.

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Me too Proteus. It hurts to let this one go. It’s an amazing piece of musical lumber.

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She made it to her new home in great shape. A welcome addition.

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Enjoy it! Just ignore me over here crying a little bit! (Kidding)

(Mostly)


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