Gretsch Garage Sale

SOLD $1100 mid 60’s Gretsch Cat’s Eye…. completely restored Kille…

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The year is 1992 you see some tool at an open mic playing a walnut stained Gretsch with a Lace Sensor Strat pickup in it (!)... Still has the Bigsby? Check. Nexk is not falling off? Check but then you see it does not have F-holes... What the Heck?? Have some more beer and try not to be traumatized by it.

Fast forward two weeks.. Walk into a pawn shop in Philly and there it is.. Bigsby? Check. Strat pickup thankfully gone. No knobs no electronics of any sort. Just wierd Cats eye hole and a Bigsby. $100 the guy says. SOLD. I give it to Tim Huenke in Philly and fantastic but notably crazy and SLLOOOOOWWWW dude who spends the next 3 years restoring it. It has a vintage Bigsby Bridge a set of Early 60's Filter'Trons period correct Gretsch bigsby, New Frets, New Binding, Keystone Tuners (it's what I had laying around) Plays and sounds and Looks amazing. Bamboo Yellow top and Copper Mist back and sides plus fantastic Flames. A Rockabilly Mo'Chine

The kid is not for sale. I will let the Guitar go for $1100 plus Shipping. International guys PM me

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What model is this (the guitar)? It looks so thin (the guitar, again).

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I want...can't have...but I want.

How about swapping for a 400JV and a box of salt water taffy?

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Is that Aidan, Billy? If so, he has certainly stretched out a bit.

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No that's Little Billy my older son. He's probably 14 in this pic. The Guitar was a 6117 Cat's Eye made in the mid 60's for Manny's in NYC

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VERY nice! I That's going to make a great addition to somebody's Gretsch collection.

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Why has this not sold already??????

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Why has this not sold already??????

– paul pigat

'cause Billy won't play nice.

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Maybe he doesn't like taffy.

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I say $1100 is a steal for this!

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Paul, haven't you started thinking in baby diapers instead of dollars yet? It's the new currency for young parents.

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Crowbone…. paging Mr. Crowbone

White courtesy telephone please….

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Looks great, Billy. I play too slow to be able to get away with playing a guitar with flames, but it's mighty groovy. Cute kid, too!

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I'm with Paul, this should be sold by now! If the Canadian dollar didn't suck so bad I would be jumping on it.

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Yes, would love to see more pics!

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Oh come on!!!!! We r having a baby!!! What's your excuse???!! Someone put me out of my misery and buy this thing already !

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I'd love to take it off his hands for him but no funds, right now.

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If not sold by this time next week (monday) I'll take it. Nows your chance to grab it guys, the count down has begun! Now, about that X375, crowbone...

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are the upper bouts really that big compared to the lower bouts?? I'm inner-ested in this guitar. How much do you think Curt would charge me to repaint the front side and get rid of the zero fret?

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