Vintage Gretsch Guitars

check out this Viking


Like! Not gonna do it but like it.


The first thing Baldwin did when they purchased Gretsch on June 1, 1967 was to change the guitar knobs. Dated from August of 1967, this Viking the latest month I have ever seen where the guitar has the original "G Arrow" die cast knurled knobs. I have seen June and July 1967 models where the newer Baldwin die cast aluminum knobs were installed on the guitar.


The knobs were not cast, they were machined out of a solid 1" Brass Rod stock.

– Don Butler aka: Toneman

I'm assuming your clarification is referring to the original Gretsch knobs, not the cheesy things Baldwin switched over to.

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