Vintage Gretsch Guitars

1954 Gretsch 6007 Sierra Special

1

Have we ever talked about this one before?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/195...

Other than the label, the name on the headstock and the tuners (although even they are off, having the earlier style buttons), there's not a single solitary thing about this guitar that says Gretsch to me. I'm not saying it isn't, but it is such an outlier, I don't know what to make of it.

So I was curious if anybody else can figure this one out.

2

It's actually in Ed's book, p.105 if it's the #10900 model. Pic looks the same as in the book; model # is 6007 with "Special" written next to it. The 6007 was the Synchromatic X75 (Sierra) model last seen around 1948. Eddy Arnold had another flat top with a vertical logo.

Weird flat-tops I'd like to know more about is Lou Monte's falconized model (Did Pepino the Italian Mouse chew it up?) and the over-the-top Town and Country that belonged to Slim Whitman which looks to have a lot of factory mods; lefty, round sound hole, looks like sparkle top, and the faux f-holes really look Gretsch. That thing just pops in black and white.

3

Here's the '57 Lou Monte flat-top.

4

Here's the '57 Lou Monte flat-top.

– kc_eddie_b

Yikes. Bad things happening with that pickguard.

5

Very "Gibsonesque", I like it

6

Well, I like the neck inlays and tuners.....

7

Yikes. Bad things happening with that pickguard.

– Afire

Good grief. And to put it out on display like that?


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