Vintage Gretsch Guitars

I thought I’ve seen it all. 56’ tenor jet with a ….

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Now this is something

From Gruhn IG page.

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A lefty tenor -- ? Dang that is something

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now, that is downright weird.

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All the left handed big band banjo players dying to break into the Rock and Roll scene will be falling all over each other trying to get to this one.

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I wonder how he worked the righty Bigsby....

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I wonder how he worked the righty Bigsby....

– lx

With your elbow of course !!!

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Some fun and whacky features, for sure. First fret inlay on a 1956. Tenth fret inlay? Is that a tenor thing? Can't tell if the TRC is a bullet. It looks huge on the headstock. Four pole DeArmonds. Six saddle Melita and six pin Bigsby on a full size left handed body. Controls all seem to be "correctly" placed. I wonder what the label says.

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I wonder what the label says.

Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.

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Lefty Gretsch guitars from the 50’s are quite uncommon and were only produced by custom order. Gretsch would make any of their model’s in a 4-string tenor format, again by special order only (with the exception of a couple mini-batches of tenor Jets). So this lefty tenor Jet is like a double unicorn!!

It also makes me wonder when the first lefty Bigsby was produced?!

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So this lefty tenor Jet is like a double unicorn!

So...a bicorn.

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So this lefty tenor Jet is like a double unicorn!

So...a bicorn.

– Proteus

Actually... it would be a Duo-corn!


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