1 duojet55 5 months ago A guy whose father-in-law worked at the Booneville, Arkansas plant brought in a cool one-off Gretsch acoustic archtop yesterday. It is a 17" cutaway with a spruce top. The headstock has a horseshoe overlay, odd trussrod cover and '70s doghouse tuning machines. It also features a non-standard plastic pickguard screwed to the top in the 1970s manner and a graham cracker finish. The tailpiece is the later '60s pattern and the bridge is a wooden-base aluminum Bigsby-style. The body and neck appear to be 1960s vintage, but the guitar has '70s cues as well. The employee who had this guitar had never been to Brooklyn, so this may have been constructed from left-over parts brought down to Arkansas from Bldg. #4. The instrument plays well, having had a neck reset recently. There are a few minor binding issues that a local luthier repaired (unfortunately using solid white pieces of binding rather than bothering to laminate white and black strips together), but the longest is less than an inch. This guitar would be really cool to have, but the current owner hasn't quoted a price and I wouldn't be able to venture a guess as to it's value.