Modern Gretsch Guitars

Drowned 6120TM

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Hi guys.

As some of you may know, my home flooded on Labor Day, and most of my guitars were ruined. One that I thought was salvageable is my 6120TM. Cosmetically looked fine, had a local shop clean it up and just replaced the wiring harness and pickups with TV Jones (T-Armond in the neck and Supertron in the bridge). Plugged it in and it works, but there was some bad buzzing from the low strings.

Adjusted my Tru-Arc bridge, and from the look it seems that the neck may have twisted a bit; there is some minor cracking at the binding on the low side near the root of the neck, and the low side of the bridge is about 1/4" higher than the other to get it playable. Also a little discoloration under the finish along a line just below the binding on both sides.

My question is to Curt or any other luthier who might look in: is it worth trying to have the neck reset, and if so, how much might that cost?

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Hey Darren,

Missed you at the roundup this year. Sorry about your misfortune. I hope someone can give the answer you need.

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I had a Baldwin era CG that had a badly twisted neck about 4 or 5 years ago, I found a guy who specializes in twisted necks. He also was a Gretsch distributor as I recall, (pre FMIC), He did a great job . Maybe Curt has heard of him, it took awhile but came back in fine shape, this Guy knew his stuff.

http://warpedneck.com/

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I hope you get this sorted, best of luck.

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I had a Baldwin era CG that had a badly twisted neck about 4 or 5 years ago, I found a guy who specializes in twisted necks. He also was a Gretsch distributor as I recall, (pre FMIC), He did a great job . Maybe Curt has heard of him, it took awhile but came back in fine shape, this Guy knew his stuff.

http://warpedneck.com/

– 949Norm

Huh. A warped neck specialist, including twisted necks. Interesting. I've had backbow dealt with successfully through heat treatment. I would think dealing with a twist would require considerably more finesse.

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Is it your fretboard extension on the low side? Or did some frets (or the fretboard ) lift on that side when the guitar got wet? How's the relief on the neck? Check the easy stuff (frets, neck relief) first before you assume the worst.


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