1 EllenGtrGrl 11 months ago Since my original thread about this topic is getting kind of page heavy, I decided to update things in a new thread.It's 4:50 am - yeah, it's crazy early, but I had to get up to get ready for work (complete with a 25 mile commute ). At least being a salaried employee, it's not the end of the world if I'm a few minutes late to work.As you know, I've expressed a desire for another 17" Gretsch hollowbody - as long as it has what is to me, a reasonably chunky neck. What I have not stated, is that while I would prefer a 17" hollowbody, there are a few 16" hollowbody Gretsches that I am open to if they meet certain stipulations: A neck with dimensions I like. I like the Gretsch Model Series they belong to. The price is acceptable to me. I was having a frustrating time getting neck dimension info on a Country Club, a 1959 Country Gent, and a Black Falcon (the sellers either had no idea, or didn't get back to me). I was also not sure about a 2005 Black Phoenix that had a reasonably chunky neck (.88" thick at the 1st Fret, and .95" thick at the 12th Fret), because I wasn't sure I wanted a 2 pickup guitar that only had 1 master volume control. So, in the interest of broadening my horizons, I started looking into some 16" Proline models I think are pretty cool - the 6118 Annie (I had a nice Annie about 7 or 8 years ago, that I probably should have hung onto), and the 6119. There were some pretty pretty cool ones on Reverb , at OK prices (though I would try to haggle the sellers down), and I especially liked the Jag Tan versions of the Annie with the PowerTrons in them.The searching got me thinking about that most rare and elusive of modern Gretsches - the 6116 Power Tenny. They were only made in a couple of manufacturing lots, in 2006, and 2008. What many of you don't know, is that I have a little bit of history, when it comes to Power Tennys. Back in 2008, when I bought by first Proline Gretsch (a limed gold 6120 Brian Setzer Hot Rod [my old limed gold 'Hot Rod is the one shown in member KCEddie's book about the 6120]), I tried out a 2008 Power Tenny. At the time I had a dilemma - l was going to buy a Proline Gretsch, but I couldn't make up my mind choosing between the limed gold Brian Setzer Hot Rod, and the Power Tenny. I asked the salesman which of the two guitars Cream City Music would have a harder time selling. I was told that the limed gold Setzer Hot Rod would be harder to sell, due to to its kind of goofy limed gold color. Using the same mentality I've used when I've adopted shelter cats (give the unwanted one a home), I went with the less wanted guitar of the two - the 'Setzer Hot Rod. The Hot Rod was a decent guitar, but as I've mentioned before, it's slightly V-profile neck ended up being a turn-off for me.With the above history in mind, figuring that the chances were pretty low, that I'd find one listed on Reverb, I decided to do a search for 6116 Power Tennys. Surprise, surprise!! One is available for sale! https://reverb.com/item/146...I e-mailed the seller with questions about its neck dimensions. the seller was very prompt with responding. Here's what he told me about the neck width:"Hi Ellen, with calipers Nut =1.72 in 12th fret=2.08 in Hope that helps in your decision." "The neck thickness:1st fret=0.9in 12th fret=1.1in Measured from fretboard to the peak of neck." I'm thinking of making an offer on the guitar. I kind of kicked myself the last time I opted out of buying a Power Tenny. The neck looks like it's my kind of neck, and PowerTrons (as long as you set up your amp right [they can sound kind of honky of you don't]), can kick some serious sonic butt - Mainsoda (who has probably been about as inactive on this forum as I've been in recent years), was a big fan of PowerTrons, and always got a great hard driving rock sound out of his Gretsches that he put PowerTrons in.I'll think about this during my commute to work.