6115 Rambler

The Rambler was an unusual effort, even for Gretsch: a 3/4 scale, DeArmond-equipped, true f-hole hollowbody, with a Florentine cutaway, unique among the Gretsch line. The red truss rod cover and red-inlaid G-cutout tailpiece also set the Rambler apart. It was available only in a Ivory White/Jet Black color scheme. The Rambler debuted in 1957 and lasted until 1960 in this configuration. It was one of the few Gretsch guitars (aside from the Clipper) to have dot-inlay fret markers and a rosewood compensated bridge. Like the Gretsch tenor guitars, the Rambler had a 23" scale. After 1960 a HiLoTron pickup was fitted, replacing the DeArmond, and the Florentine cutaway was lost in favor of the more common, rounded Venetian cutaway. Ramblers were dropped from the range some time around 1962, but the cute little boxes continue to have a cult following.


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6115 Rambler Specs

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Other Electric Hollowbodies
Eras
  • The golden years: 1954-1967
First registered year
1957
Last registered year
1960

6115 Rambler examples