Gretsch Garage Sale

Wanted to Buy : Vintage 1957 Duo Jet

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Hi all. I sold my black 1957 Duo Jet some time back along with a bunch of other vintage instruments - and it's the one I wish I had not sold. Does anyone have one to sell to me, please? Please let me know. Please be gentle with me! Thanks.

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That's an interesting one. It's had the George Harrison treatment with the back painted black. But not original, as the listing claims. The price definitely doesn't reflect that.

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Here's one...

https://reverb.com/item/235...

– kc_eddie_b

Wow, that's not gentle price-wise! When I followed things Gretsch more closely I remember there was a 57 on eBay from Harrison's batch--and not all that far away in serial number either. The seller didn't know or at least speak of the Harrison link and it went for a pretty good price.

If the OP is happy with a 55 Duo Jet I can always talk to my brother who has one from that year. He does what i recommend even if it takes him a few years to get around to it.

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Best of luck finding one. i picked up a 56 recently that I’m in love with.

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Wow, that's not gentle price-wise! When I followed things Gretsch more closely I remember there was a 57 on eBay from Harrison's batch--and not all that far away in serial number either. The seller didn't know or at least speak of the Harrison link and it went for a pretty good price.

If the OP is happy with a 55 Duo Jet I can always talk to my brother who has one from that year. He does what i recommend even if it takes him a few years to get around to it.

– knavel

Yah, I'd consider that! Please PM me with information whenever your bro decides. Thanks.


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