1 gretschbigsby 1 week ago I recently came into a '67 Country Gentleman-- its been ages since I had a 60's Gretsch and am loving it! As I understand it, 1967 is year that Baldwin took over. I'm trying to figure out if this guitar pre-dates that. The serial number is on the back of the headstock, but does not have "Made in the USA". It also has a plaque on the back of the headstock reading "Gretsch BKLN N.Y."-- No idea why that plaque is there-- there is nothing underneath it. The case has a plaque that says "Gretsch Brooklyn-Chicago." Maybe there was a purpose for identifying the guitar as coming from Brooklyn?Is this guitar pre-Baldwin? Any ideas on the purpose of the plaque on the back of the headstock?