Gretsch-GEAR Van Eps 7580 Van Eps

1972 Gretsch 7580: 102299

Owned by
gordonf
Body style
Single Cutaway Hollowbody
Color(s)
Unknown
Fretboard
Ebony with unknown inlays
Nut
Bone with zero fret
Pickups
Unknown
Tuners
Unknown
Bridge
Wood compensated
Tailpiece
Gretsch trapeze
Modifications

Original floating tuning fork bridge was really hard to get used to. TV Jones made the compensated wood saddle to fit on the original "space control" base.

I have a replacement pickguard with Gretsch logo, but it's not mounted. Mounting screws are visible next to each pickup.

Unusual factory features

Has Schaller machine heads, which appear to be original.

"Burns Gearbox" truss rod adjustment at neck joint.

Pickups have laminated pickguard material for bases, which tend to deteriorate. New ones had to be made for this guitar.

Gold hardware. Later models had chrome.

Added to Gretsch-GEAR
4 years ago Last modified 2014-07-10 09:47:13

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