Vintage Gretsch Guitars

1958-6121 question

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Hi Guys,

Was hoping someone could help me out. I’m thinking about checking out a 1958 Gretsch 6121 that is local to me but the pickups look awful close together. Is this standard for the model? Can’t seem to find too much on originals. Thanks.

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Not standard, but yes it’s normal to see on some 58’s

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We were just talking about this not too long ago. This is called Project-O-Sonic spacing and was for a stereo guitar, probably a White Penguin. Sales weren't great and these bodies were re-purposed as (usually) 6121's. Tell us how it sounds as a lot of people are suspicious that the bridge won't be trebly enough.

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Thanks for the link and information.

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Geordie... I've been is communication with this seller, and he's a skittish guy. He got very weird when I asked about binding condition, and the if the seam in the back was a crack or not. I was asking pretty standard condition questions, and I think he got insulted.

If you check it out please confirm the serial number.... and check out that seam in the back! Report back... Thanks!

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Skittish guy, I confirm. He told me: why did you ask for information if you did not buy the guitar, finally? Yes, why would I do that?

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Yes. He is a different fellow for sure. This guitar is also missing binding from its headstock as well as the separation at the waist. If it’s the guitar in Montreal which I believe it is.


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