1 Hoot Owl 8 months ago Almost new guitar day! With much second guessing, lots of internet research, and the assistance of Tartan Phantom, I made an offer on a 2005 6122-1958. The offer was accepted and will be shipped to me next week when I get back from an out of state conference in Louisville (Olivia Anne - you gonna be around next week?).I love for my stuff to come with “stories” and this one is no exception. In talking with the seller (a music store owner), he told me he sold this guitar new to the original owner. The guy had a Gibson Country Gentleman but wanted the real deal. However, he didn’t have the money for the Gretsch, and the music store owner didn’t have the money to order the new Gretsch. So he called George Gruhn, who offered to buy it so the guy could get his Gretsch.In addition, the original owner wanted a Bigsby like Chet had, so the music store owner called up Duke Kramer and ordered one. He said Duke’s wife answered the phone and she told him “he’s out cutting the grass, hold on…”Unfortunately, the original owner passed away and is now delighting folks with his jazzy/country playing in the big band in the sky. His widow can rest assured this guitar is going to a good home and will be well taken care of.So stay tuned for the arrival of what I hope is a great playing and sounding 2005 Country Classic! Here's a teaser photo from the seller's listing.Cheers!