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Fake Gretsch

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Hi All. I’ve recently been delving back to my roots by playing 50s Rockabilly. I’ve been want a Gretsch for quite some time when, out of the blue, my partner came home with a Gretsch Electromatic for me. But, after many hours, can’t find what model it is. On the back it has ‘CYG15040895.’ It’s a red, double cutaway with gold hardware and gold bigsby. The scratchplate and control knobs are missing? Any information greatly appreciated. Regards David

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Serial looks correct for a Chinese made Gretsch. Need photos.

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Your partner came home with a surprise Gretsch for you?? Wow! True love is a real thing!!

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Welcome to the GDP, Funktupfairy, I'm glad you found us! If you could please post a picture or two, of the whole guitar, I'm sure one of our resident experts will chime in and nail down the model and approximate date for you.

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Double cut, gold hardware, Chinese serial number. That's some rare features. Could this be one of the limited G5448 Electromatic Double Jets? It's the only one I can think of.

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Your partner came home with a surprise Gretsch for you?? Wow! True love is a real thing!!

– hilosean

Now that's a statement that I can wholeheartedly agree with! Whoever says "love (or rock) is dead" is totally wrong!

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Welcome aboard!

Scratch plate and knobs are easily replaceable. Methinks you've got a winner of a guitar---and a superb better half!

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Double cut, gold hardware, Chinese serial number. That's some rare features. Could this be one of the limited G5448 Electromatic Double Jets? It's the only one I can think of.

– sascha

Except he said gold Bigsby.

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Except he said gold Bigsby.

– Charlie Vegas

Hmmm, right. Now I'm curious.

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Funktupfairy, come on now, you've wetted our curiosity... enquiring minds... you know? We thrive on pictures around here we want to live vicariously through your guitar!

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Funktupfairy, come on now, you've wetted our curiosity... enquiring minds... you know? We thrive on pictures around here we want to live vicariously through your guitar!

– Wade H

Yeah! What he said.


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