Vintage Gretsch Guitars

64 Gent: This factory?

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This wiring look factory? Thanks Gretsch-Heads!

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They did use zip cord yes. that looks really clean though. The quick connect pigtail from the pickup looks right too.

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Black electrical tape wadded up around the other connector and the yellow cap....probably not original.

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Is it My Stroke ravaged eyes, or does the Neck P/u look like a replica of the original early 1960’s prototype design. Isn't that what T.V.'s Supertron is? if it is then that Guitar is a Rare Bird.

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Some '64 Gents had a Supertron in the neck position.In the database,my '64 (63851-the refin green one) does not,but the very next one,63853,does,and I can recall seeing at least one new Gent in '64 with a Supertron.

@ Megabutter-do you have a S/N for the Gent pictured?

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I wish mine had one or two instead of the silly filtertrons :(

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Black electrical tape wadded up around the other connector and the yellow cap....probably not original.

I've had several Gretsches with wads of electrical tape covering solder joints. I think they actually did that at the factory.

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I bought my 66 Annie new and like afire said the solder joints are taped from the factory. :)

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My 70 CG had tape on some of the joints. Not all, oddly, but maybe there's a little wad of tape somewhere inside, longing to be free...

(NB- since the restoration about three years back, no tape. Works just as good, if not better.)


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