Vintage Gretsch Guitars

WTB: 1953 Electro II or Country Club Pickguard Hardware

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Probably a long shot, but before I have new mounting hardware (brackets) made for the new pick-guard for my ‘53 Electro II I thought I’d check with you guys first...on the outside chance that someone has what I need laying around in a parts drawer.

If anyone has these parts and are willing to part with them I’d love to hear from you.

Cheers!

G

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i think i have a bracket Greg

Im away till friday

Is the bracket the standard 50's style?

If so Im 99% sure I do

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I'm pretty sure the bracket is standard. Looks that way, anyway. Just a flat strap with 2 bends.

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Do you also need an upper bracket? Those are hard to find but turn up occasionally. I'll keep an eye out.

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i think i have a bracket Greg

Im away till friday

Is the bracket the standard 50's style?

If so Im 99% sure I do

– Gasmoney

Hey Fred...yep, I believe it’s the standard 50s style bracket. If you have one that would be great.

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Do you also need an upper bracket? Those are hard to find but turn up occasionally. I'll keep an eye out.

– lx

Yep, I need the upper bracket too. Thanks!

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Before '55 Gretsch had the upper pickguard screw/nut go into a bracket that was screwed into the fingerboard extension.

9

He needs this style I think

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Should be easy enough to check the guitar for one hole or two at the waist.

12

Gotta be a two hole

14

I’ve got a really corroded one.

– chris deitzel

Chris, you say “really corroded” but is it structurally sound, with just surface corrosion?

Would it clean up do you think? Or would it dissolve if I attempted to plate it?


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