1 Bob Howard 1 year ago I hope it isn't presumptuous of me posting this here in the Vintage Gretsch section, but I think it belongs here, as the following will demonstrate.Many of you know I recently brought home a 1950 or 1951 Bacon Belmont archtop. I never thought I would be a vintage guy, because collecting is not in my nature. I never thought I would like a fatter neck. I never thought I would break my Filtertron habit and I absolutely never thought I would consider a non Bigsby, unmodified guitar with a wooden bridge anything but a curiosity. But all of these things have happened. After playing this thing for a few months, I am not going back. The neck has become comfortable and is easier on my slightly arthritic joints. It plays like it’s anticipating my every move and those two original Dynasonics are damn powerful, beautifully tuneful and responds to my dynamics like nobody’s business. The overall tone sounds more like the sound in my head than any I have found. It’s changing the way I play like a fine instrument should. Enough gushing. Down to business. I have a few notions. Issue one...Is there a way to add this to the data base? It was made on the same Brooklyn bench alongside of the Electros in 1951 like the other Gretschs. Number 2...I found a 1951 Montgomery Wards catalog with my guitar in it. This is cool. I noticed in the1951 Gretsch catalog that the headstock came to a point. This may be a feature of the “Miracle Neck” but I doubt it. And thirdly… When did they start/stop making a stinger on the back of the headstock? This is not mine, but one that looks like mine otherwise and is identified by the seller as a 1952. From what Ed Ball's book says, it looks more like a ’51. What is the point of the stinger.This one is mine.So, in closing, I am declaring in front of all of the GDP my everlasting love for this old blond. (Is three months too soon?) One more thing. The nut has two extra slots in it. I think this is so it could be used on a tenor (4 string) guitar or a regular 6 string. Anyone see this before?