Vintage Gretsch Guitars

1958 Gretsch Corsair - a surprisingly great playing archtop

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Some pics of the 58 Corsair. Plays real nice and I'm pleasantly surprised.

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Glad it's a great player for you.

Enjoy!

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Very nice! I like that it has binding on the neck and headstock.

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It's got a real nice look and feel. The neck feels like an electric. All in all a very well built archtop. Plain but classy.

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There was a thread many months ago about that batch. It was a transition batch that went to neo markers and cutaways. Several with a mix of features. It's times like this when it just kills me that I can't handle anything longer than the 24.6" scale. It probably has that lovely slim D shape neck. Glad you got a good one and enjoy the heck out of it!

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Thanks @lx......It's a great playing old gal

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No Affiliation with Seller.

Here's another one -- not as nice -- probably from the same batch. With a D shaped neck. Sigh.

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Nice, looks like fun to play. Congratulations.

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Classy axe, crush. Perfect for a sunburst, too. Glad it plays well!

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Noth'in funner than a great action acoustic archtop, congrats!

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No Affiliation with Seller.

Here's another one -- not as nice -- probably from the same batch. With a D shaped neck. Sigh.

– lx

Wow what a cool case.

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I normally struggle with a flat top/archtop acoustics. I find them hard work to play. Could just be a string thing but this guitar plays easily. It's got 12s bronzes on but it just feels nice and easy.

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Nice Corsair! I have tried electric flat wounds (a set Thomastik 10s) on an acoustic to great result. No as loud or rich as bronze, but feels lots more like playing an electric.

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Wow what a cool case.

– gretschcrush

Looks a whole lot like the faux gator case that my old '56 6120 came in. Just coincidence, I would presume. Then again, with Gretsch's distribution business, they probably did sell stuff like these cases.

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Oh man, let's put a couple of humbuckings on it, volume & tone pots and a Bigsby and maybe a couple of mini-switches for phase and coil splitting.., a set of Grovers... could be a real rock machine...(LOL)

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Oh man, let's put a couple of humbuckings on it, volume & tone pots and a Bigsby and maybe a couple of mini-switches for phase and coil splitting.., a set of Grovers... could be a real rock machine...(LOL)

– Don Butler aka: Toneman

I'm working on it haha


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