Vintage Gretsch Guitars

66 Blue Burst Annie Stunner

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Those "two humbuckers" sure look like HiLoTrons to me.

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Holy x#*&^! That indeed is a stunning finish! I'm not a blue guitar guy, but this one and some of the newer blue Gretsch models are making me want to get out my credit card.

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Baldwin knobs in 66? Could be a parts piece. Still looks cool tho. CME should know better than to describe single coils as buckers.

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I think the knobs and white switch tips were for aesthetic purposes. Check out the binding near the neck joint. Love the cobalt HiLo surrounds and guard.

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Oh, that's too gorgeous for ordinary words.

HOW did a thing like this come to be? I'll assume a refin - as well as blue-hearted mods to the case.

It does seem odd CME would get the pickups wrong - and that they wouldn't provide more of the answers it should be apparent any Gretsch guy would have about history and provenance.

There's GOT to be a story here.

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Holy crap... I've never coveted the idea of owning a '68 Annie (fluted knobs and refinance of a serial number stamp on the back of the h/s).... but this one is calling my name. I'm sure Dr. Milktruck is falling in love with it as well. Clearly a refin., but a really great one IMHO! Over-priced of course.

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The case didn't turn out so good, although the new lining looks cozy.

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Wow! Very tastefully done. The finish has a sort of 3-dimensional candy apple quality to it that's really enhanced by the figuring in the wood. I tend to prefer the more traditional Gretsch esthetics but this is absolutely stunning.


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