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Hello, I’m new, my 6122 isn’t

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Hello, I'm new, my 6122 isn't.

I am trying to more accurately date my 6122 and this site seems to have many of the details I have been looking for.

From the info I have gleaned, I place my 6122 at about 1962 -63.

Have a look at my gtr and let me know what you think..

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Profile pix too small to tell... if serial # is stamped on top of headstock it's 1965 or before. Somepoint in '66 it went to back of headstock.

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I guess I should link to my gtr "bio"...

http://gretschpages.com/gui...

Maybe someone can help me...

Many figured tops on 6122s? What's up with my bridge... looks like a Nashville stuck on a rosewood bar bridge piece. I thought the headstock badge serial #s came out in 1965?

Oh, and thank you!

Allen

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OK, I got the badge thing backwards, they ended in 1965.

Thank you.

Any detail pictures you may want to see?

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Post on the "Vintage Gretsch" thread. You'll get more responses.

That bio is too cool. Post a lot more pics of that gorgeous top and the photo of your uncle with it.

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I have no number on the wood of the headstock, but the neck was off (at least the fretboard) in 1967.

Larry Lashbrook, who I traced to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, did the truss rod replacement.

I am not so familiar with the neck dimensions of a 6122, but the neck is very slim and tapered and looks refinished (clear lacquer).

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I have to dig up the photo...

The guitar is a player as I know the frets were replaced as well. The binding on the body is crumbling off and I am so afraid to touch it as it is so brittle.

I'll take some closer detail shots in the daylight after I clean it up a bit.

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The 48*** serial number dates it as 1962. Beautiful guitar!

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Truss rod was replaced in 1972, my mistake.


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