Gretsch-GEAR Streamliners 6189 Streamliner

1956 Gretsch 6189: 20705

Owned by
Setzer
Body style
Single Cutaway Hollowbody
Color(s)
Unknown
Fretboard
Rosewood with Humped Block inlays
Nut
Bone
Pickups
Dynasonic
Tuners
Grover StaTite
Controls
  • Neck pickup volume
  • Pickup selector switch
  • Neck Pickup Tone
  • Arrow knobs
Bridge
Melita
Tailpiece
Bigsby B-6
Modifications

Neck pickup was moved to the bridge and an old Valco floating unit was installed off the fretboard end. A large black pickguard bound it white was added. A three way switch was added on the cutaway. This guitar was owned by Gary Tidbal. Came with the original case.Still has the old Valco tuners that he installed. I've got a proper set of Waverlys ready to go on as soon as I install the headstock overlay.

I have removed most of these parts and left the bridge pickup alone and added a vintage DeArmond DynaSonic 200 a the neck. I found a period correct Melita with the help of Ed Ball. I installed a vintage B6 Bigsby tailpiece with a Pete Hart fixed style swivel arm. Guitar still has it's original Arrow only knobs. I will eventually refin the bad clearcoat paint job that is now on it.

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4 years ago Last modified 2016-07-14 18:25:23
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