1 vintageguitarz 3 weeks ago Would love some help from some of the early Vintage "experienced" identifying what this double-cut 6122 Country Gentleman might actually be, all "lore" (aka BS) I was told by the local Mayfair neighborhood music store in London music store when I bought it in early1979 during a marketing trip while I worked for Fender promoting 25 years of the Stratocaster.First, I know this 6122 is a "mutt", it came that way and has sat in the semi-hardshell case for 25 more years after looking at it in my factory office, replacing some missing parts. It had no pickguard or L bracket, so I found the wrong Black one at first and mounted it, later I found an original NOS 1960's Gold PG which I have not installed yet. And back in '82 I found a matched pair of mid 60's like-new silver Filter'trons with harness in NYC on another Biz trip, paid $50. I need to have them gold plated first ... so I said 30 years ago. I am still looking for an original correct 60's truss-rod cover and an original Mute Assembly.So, I KNOW that the early 70's "Super'Trons" are wrong. Although I have read that some 6122 CG's did come with a Super'Tron at the Neck, these in it I believe are the wrong "decade" for the body/neck/hardware, though the PuP rings are original 60's.Also look close and notice that this 6122 was at one time converted to a Left Handed guitar and then badly returned to Right Handed with some very shoddy "wood puddy" hole fillings. This is part of the Brit "Lore" (likely BS) I was told about its history. More later.Now here is the "Stumper", this obviously Gretsch made 6122 Country Gentleman has no serial number anywhere's. NOT on the Country Gent peghead name plate where it should be, no impression stamped number on the back of the peghead and nothing on the label! Nothing penciled in either on the internal wood. I have shown it to Norm Harris (Norm's Fine Guitars), a long time friend and he says it is a legit Gretsch CG, but is also stumped why no SN. He thinks it's a very early 60's (61?) Double-cut CG. Was it a "prototype"?Now here is the Brit BS, err "Lore". The store owner who had attended the Fender presentation in London we gave to dealers, said it belonged to The Beatles, originally to Harrison. Later it was converted to Left Hand for McCartney, who as you should know was an accomplished guitarist before being "pressed" into playing the Bass when the early Beatles bass player quit/fired. He had no idea dates this all occurred, just that a family member brought it in years later after having been converted back to right-handed and wanted a new Fender Stratocaster. He said it's been in the back of his store for years and would I be interested (he wanted "favorable" pricing from Fender on the line he'd carry). He said he wanted 200L (pounds) for it (about $370 in 1979), I offered him $275 USD and 10% extra off on his first 5 1979 Silver Anniversary Models he purchased for resale.I knew Sh*t about Gretsch guitars in the 60's or 70's. I knew Rickenbackers really well (just up the road from the Fender factory), loved Gibson's, Epiphone's (when they were REAL and not Korean or Chinese garbage), Martin's etc. Teisco del Rays, Kay's and Harmony guitars of the 50's and 60's. But Gretsch, I played Gretsch drums when I was 10 thru 15 and that was my total experience with Gretsch.So I'm kicking around restoring this odd-ball and I'd like to make it "period correct" and find out what and WHEN (date) it is. Toss me your best "Educated" thoughts and opinions. Here are some pics I took about 10 years ago. Thanks!