Gretsch-GEAR Anniversary models

6117 “Double” Anniversary

Eras
  • The golden years: 1954-1967
  • The Baldwin years: 1968-1987
First registered year
1958
Last registered year
1972
Body width
16"
Wood
Maple
Scale
24.6"

Like other Anniversary models, the sunburst-finished version of the classic Double Anniversary was introduced in 1958, originally with twin FilterTron pickups. In 1960 HiLoTron pickups replaced the FilterTrons and rosewood replaced ebony for the fretboard, and after that the 6117 continued relatively unchanged through the '60s. In the early 70s it became the 7560 Anniversary.

58 examples are in the Gretsch-GEAR database.

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