Vintage Gretsch Guitars

Bladwin era Gretsches: poly or nitro?


I am going to check out a Bladwin era Country Club (7576) this saturday. On the pictures of the guitar it looks like the top has some cracks in the finish.

Now, I'm told that cracks in nitro finishes aren't such a big deal, but in poly finished guitars you'll end up with the finish flaking off completely.

Does anyone know what finish Gretsch used in the 70s? This may be a noob question, but I'm shooting it anyways.:)


Dunno about the finish I would guess cant go wrong with a baldwin club heavy but spot on guitars built like tanks but nice fast lovely necks usualy. nice one


Thanks GC! I couldn't help but notice a sunburst club in your collection. :D What is the finish on that you reckon?

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