Vintage Gretsch Guitars

58/9 Chet & Webster Promo Pics

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NFI.

Spotted these pics. We've all seen the Chet ad, but I just noticed that two of the Gents behind him have different body thicknesses. One of the Bigsby end-pieces is noticeably higher on what appears to be the thicker Gent. I always thought single-cut Gents came in at 2" thick. Don't think I've seen that particular Webster and stereo Falcon pic before.

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Gents were 2.25" thick from the beginning. The thicker guitar in that picture is a 6120.

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I think by 1961 the Gents went to a 2" body and stayed there until they went double cut in `62.

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I think by 1961 the Gents went to a 2" body and stayed there until they went double cut in `62.

– Don Butler aka: Toneman

Actually, in late 1961 and into the beginning of 1962, the Gents went to one and three-quarters inch thickness before going to double cuts


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