Vintage Gretsch Guitars

6050 New Yorker- ‘49 or ‘46 ??

1

I just purchased a very nice sounding little 6050 New Yorker that was advertised as a 1949 model. On closer inspection, there is only a pencil-written number on the inside back, "964." No other stamps or stickers, however the guitar has been refinished to a "natural" clear look. Are there any other clues I should be looking for to give me a better idea of a proper age?

2

Hard to tell without a photo, but if it's an early post-war example the serial number would be closer to '46/47. But if it's a more primitive war-time New Yorker (stencil headstock logo) then it would be a few years earlier.

10

Very nice. Congrats. Let us know if and when you record something with it.

11

that is over the moon wonderful. SO, envious.

12

Yep... that's an early post-war example ('46/47). These early ones had the rounded headstock and longer/ angled fluted trapeze tailpiece.


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