Modern Gretsch Guitars

Got excited for a minute…

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When I saw a Tennessee Rose for $850 I was thinking maybe another Gretsch was in my near future - then I saw what had been done to the poor thing. "Schaller Pickups, Custom wiring scheme, added 2 position switch". So underneath those surrounds I can only imagine how the conversion was accomplished - plus the elimination of the master volume for the switch. What's your take on this?

(sorry about the tiny photo)

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(sorry about the tiny photo)

Hard to have a take without seeing more. If it was professionally done without a lot of unnecessary hacking, $850 might still be a great deal. FilterTron Gretsches, with their big surrounds, can be pretty forgiving for pickup swaps.

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Let's try this...

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No extra holes drilled and like Afire said, putting Filters back in wouldn't leave any massive changes showing.

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Well, I received a little more info. The pickup hole routing is fairly drastic, but clean. The upper bout switch hole has been plugged with abalone or something, a switch has replaced the master volume and the general switching is "weird". I did get the serial # 9012119-364 which, if I understand the scheme means Dec. 1990.

I think I'll pass. Thanks for your replies.

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Someone deserves to be flogged for that.

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Take $550 and buy a Fairlane Blue Electromatic, and put the other $300 in the bank.

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Or a candy apple red one, Ed's blue fetish notwithstanding!

(I've been a blue guitar guy too, but I've reverted to my childhood enthusiasm for red.)


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