Vintage Gretsch Guitars

Didn’t know they played a Gretsch…

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Lifted from Crippled Lion’s face book post.

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Found another Youtube artifact from around 1979-1980 (this was a cut from his first solo album with Mark Knopfler)--

Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy playing a....

White Falcon????

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A great pic unknown to me: Bo Diddley with Alan Freed and his group, Jerome Green (maracas) and Clifton James (drums),

More interesting is the Bo's guitar: looks like a two-tone mid-50s Country Club.

Another pic following message.

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A great pic unknown to me: Bo Diddley with Alan Freed and his group, Jerome Green (maracas) and Clifton James (drums),

More interesting is the Bo's guitar: looks like a two-tone mid-50s Country Club.

Another pic following message.

– Hepkat67

Nice catch! Looks like a Club alright. Could be as early as late '54 due to the lack of an upper strap knob. Could be a Copper Mist and Bamboo Yellow/Ivory. Wonder where it is.

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lx -- back in 1992, Albert Molinari, who owned the major vintage store on Sunset Boulevard in LA (the name of the store escapes me) had a 1954 Lotus Ivory and Copper Mist Country Club for sale that came with a real ratty tweed case. He wanted $2000 for it. I went home and withdrew $2000 in cash from my bank and went down the next morning to buy the guitar. When I got there in the morning, Albert had already sold the guitar the previous afternoon.... Boo-hoo

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I looked a bit more at the photo and it appears that the back of the neck is sprayed with the lighter color. IIRC isn't there a pic of such a model in the Scott book leaning on a fire hydrant?

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Another pic of Bo with his Country Club.

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Of course we know that The Big O had solid Gretsch connections but I'd not seen this one previously with his White Falcon in its original state. The Wink Westerners?

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Now if you go chasing rabbits, you know you're gonna fall...

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Of course we know that The Big O had solid Gretsch connections but I'd not seen this one previously with his White Falcon in its original state. The Wink Westerners?

– staceyboy

Great photo, but a few years too late to be the Wink Westerners. They disbanded in 1956 after a brief spell with a name change as the Teen Kings. With Roy playing his ‘59 Falcon this has to be post 1959....I’d guess 1960.

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^ That guitar definitely needs some knobs.

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Joni

– Mr Tubs

I wonder if that's Neil Young's Springfield 6120. It has the switches close to the edge just like his. Good catch!

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I cropped the pic, she's standing next to Neil. . .

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Lx gets extra nerd points on that call... well played Sir!

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New to the forum. Soon to be a first time Gretsch owner.

One of my favourites. Conrad Keeley of ...And you will know us by the Trail of Dead

On Letterman:

And with a different Gretsch:

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This one showed up today. It's Big Joe Turner - in the mid-1960s - with Bill Haley & his Comets. That alone is cool, but Bill is also playing what seems to be a one-pickup Tennessean. It looks so tiny compared to the gi-normous Gibsons I'm used to seeing him play...

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Good find. I've never seen Bill Haley with a Gretsch before.

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Joe Westray (Errol Garner, Billy Eckstine) with a 55ish Country Club.

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Buddy Shaw had three singles out on Starday in 1957, including the great "Don't Sweep That Dirt On Me", and he plays an Electromatic.

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Is Jeff Beck -- w/ Duo Jet /Crazy Legs in all this? Also Crosby/Byrds era --- seen w/ Gent/Tenny/Falcon


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