Vintage Gretsch Guitars

1958 G6122 Refurb Questions

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The threaded open end shaft

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By the way, that's me on the left (1966) with the same gent on these pages. Oh my goodness, those outfits.

All fun comments are welcome.

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That's a big improvement with minimal effort. Nicely done. My potential source for tuners didn't pan out, so I'm glad this approach did.

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First, the tuners look really nice.

Great pic. Every group's dream back then, matching "outfits"............as my mom used to say! Lol

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Yep, just before bell bottoms and tie die.

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Sweet guitar. I’m not a huge fan of Gents, but I’d take one of these ‘58s in a heartbeat.

Not to put a downer on the replacement tuners - those are waaaay better and more in keeping than the white ones - modern stairstep tuners are a little different to the originals as they have one less ‘step’. With those modern ones you’re 95% there, but try to keep an eye out for some originals if you can.

Good luck with the rest of the restoration. Curt or Joe (Desperado - also resident here) are both great craftsmen and have tackled far bigger jobs than this with great results.

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I had the pleasure of meeting Frank and seeing this Guitar, the pictures don’t do it justice, it’s stunning. Coming your way Curt

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Sweet guitar. I’m not a huge fan of Gents, but I’d take one of these ‘58s in a heartbeat.

Not to put a downer on the replacement tuners - those are waaaay better and more in keeping than the white ones - modern stairstep tuners are a little different to the originals as they have one less ‘step’. With those modern ones you’re 95% there, but try to keep an eye out for some originals if you can.

Good luck with the rest of the restoration. Curt or Joe (Desperado - also resident here) are both great craftsmen and have tackled far bigger jobs than this with great results.

– Deke Martin

Deke, you echoed my thoughts exactly on the tuners, but I wasn't capable of putting it as well as you. Original Imperial tuners have a more defined, sculpted appearance and a Gent like this deserves the best. That said, I have been quite happy with modern Imperials.

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Pleasure was mine sir. Hope to see your collection soon.

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I completely agree regarding the imperials but until I can locate some suitable originals these are ok. I mainly wanted to see if it would work. Thanks so much for the comments, I really do appreciate it guys.


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