6199 Convertible

The 6199 Convertible was -- as one might expect given the name -- sleek and gorgeous. With the combination of a Lotus Ivory top and Coppery Mist sides, back and pick guard, the Convertible epitomized debonair elegance in the Gretsch line.

Some were not truly convertible from electric to acoustic: the DeArmond pickup was often screwed into the top. However, you'll still find many with the pickup suspended over the (spruce) top, on a bracket mounted to the underside of the art deco pick guard.

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6199 Convertible Specs

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Other Electric Hollowbodies
  • The golden years: 1954-1967
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Maple with Spruce top

6199 Convertible examples