Vintage Gretsch Guitars

Since we’re talking Craigslist finds…. 1960 6120 in Chicago

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This is a weird one. It's been posted for almost two years at various higher and lower price points. I've spoken to "Don" on the phone, and he says he's a retired CPD cop who can't get around any more. He wants cash brought to his house - no exceptions. And the west side of Chicago is pretty tough. Has anyone else seen this?

https://chicago.craigslist....

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She's a looker. Very clean.

4

My old stomping grounds Josh.

Didn't realize that the neighbourhood has changed so much.

Nice looking guitar, but no quilting.

5

Yeah... I'm OUT on this one, but I'd take a friend if I was gonna go look at it.

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Yeah, that's in the imfamous Clown's neighborhood.

– J(ust an old Cowboy)D

I don't know about that particular 'hood, but I know that pockets of the west side are really bad. I've been in Englewood at 1:30 a.m. and walked through Homan Square at night and been OK. But a buddy of mine got mugged in Grant Park. SO I guess it's everywhere.

The general rule these days, they say, is - down go west of Halstead or South of Roosevelt at night.

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It's funny, the ad says "Never taken outside of house" but the pictures are outside shots.

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It looks like Don is a realtor - so maybe it's legit. But this guitar has been on the market forever. I'd lowball him, if I were in the game.

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Tough to sell real estate if you don't go out of the house.

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Tough to sell real estate if you don't go out of the house.

– Jeff H

Probably why he needs to sell the guitar.

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As well, I thought realtors knew of all the good neighborhoods to live in.

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Probably why he needs to sell the guitar.

– kc_eddie_b

He doesn't have any active listings.

We all might have egg on our faces when someone here nabs it for $5K.


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