Vintage Gretsch Guitars

When were the first gold Bigsby vibratos available?

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Curt Wilson will attest to both the quality and rarity of the few '58 Country Clubs that were produced. I know he loves his!

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This thread got me wondering how rare 1950s gold Bigsbys are and sure enough, they do seem quite uncommon. But speaking of a gold DE arm, check out this rig:

Knowing how the Les Paul fanatics are, I bet that sold for a small fortune, being the only way to accurately Bigsbify a '56/'57 reissue Custom.

– Afire

Yeah thats a really sweet version--and so rare. I have seen just a handful of gold "Duane" arm bigsbys over the years. Maybe a birdland or L5 had them installed.

All bigsbys from 53-63 are fascinating as is their evolution and tooling

Great thread

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Curt Wilson will attest to both the quality and rarity of the few '58 Country Clubs that were produced. I know he loves his!

– kc_eddie_b

Hmmm, speaking of quality... This guitar has some issues that might be from the factory or not.


As I'm interested in more opinions and maybe some help regarding the Country Club I hope everybody is okay if I open a seperate thread for the guitar. It's here: http://gretschpages.com/for...

I'm still interested in everything Bigsby and will chime in here for sure.

Thanks!


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