Vintage Gretsch Guitars

Ardis Wells 57’ 6120.

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What is in place of the bigsby?

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Very hard to tell from the photo. It almost looks like a shorter fixed tailpiece with maybe wood over the top?

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THis almost looks like a 2 tone guitar Is it a streamliner? Is that a falcon type G tailpiece?

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This is a new name to me. STill another pix (larger) suggests some kind of stop tailpiece?

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Here is a much better picture from an album cover

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Just a shadow over the G cutout tailpiece...and a signpost guard.

She's got her bling going on!

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Signpost guard and horseshoe headstock make it a legit 6120... but the bridge appears to be a Melita, which in '57 was the standard bridge for a non-vibrato model.

Cool find Fred!


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