Vintage Gretsch Guitars

Special order 1965 6129 ?

1

This is not my Auction, very nice 65 Silver Jet. Is the price high on this? Was it a special order?

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As the seller suggests, after a certain point all sparkle Jets (silver or otherwise) were special orders.

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I never noticed that the Silver Jet was dropped from the catalog in the early '60s. They must have had a decent stream of requests coming in. Obviously they're rare, but they show up pretty regularly.

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Everyone wanted a Gent or Tenny then.

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Special order or not, I would think it should still have a label, no? Perhaps a 6128 label with a handwritten special order designation. Cool guitar but priced optimistically, I think.

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Yeah, I don't think the "special order" status has anything to do with the missing label. Either it was removed or it dried up and fell off. I happens on occasion.

7

What a cool looking guitar. I love in the description how the seller says it has "THAT sound". I believe I know what he means.

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It should have a label. Even if it doesn't the serial number "should" be hand etched onto the outer edge of the large back plate.

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Even if it doesn't the serial number "should" be hand etched onto the outer edge of the large back plate.

It is. 68508. Does that correspond to a known Jet batch? Whenever you see missing labels, it makes you wonder whether it fell off, or whether somebody removed it intentionally (i.e., stolen). When you see a Jet with no label and no number on the plate, it looks very suspicious. If the number on the plate of this one looks kosher, then I would think the label just fell off, as they sometimes do.

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I wonder if you removed the plates and pulled the pickups out, if you'd find a label floating around inside..?

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Those aren't great guitars. I remember when Jane Wiedlin bought one, and then brought it over to my house and asked why it didn't sound like mine.


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