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- Body style
- Single Cutaway Hollowbody
- Ebony with unknown inlays
- Unknown with zero fret
- ABM/Gretsch Adjustamatic Roller
- Bigsby B-3
It came stock with FilterTrons, but I am a single coil guy, so I bought brand new factory DeArmond Dynasonics, had Lindy Fralin rewind them to fatter 50s specs (I have the paperwork!), and cautiously installed them. No new holes had to be drilled on the top because the Dynas are smaller. Most of the drilling was in the wooden shims that lie beneath the Filtertrons. Custom Dyna spacers from "Setzer" used to mount to perfect, equal output. I still have the stock FilterTrons, and mounting rings, so you get the best of both worlds! Old FilterTron holes filled with dow rod and touched up with orange stain.
Also, I upgraded the tuners to Sperzel locking tuners (original Sta-Tite tuners included, old holes filed with dow rod and touched up with orange stain), the bridge was replaced with a chrome ABM roller bridge (awesome for trem and sustain), graphite nut, and the wiring harness and switches were replaced with TV Jones' premium harness and MUCH bigger switches. Also put in TV Jones' treble bleed in the master volume which is a big plus for the fat Dynas.
Pickguard removed and holes filled with dow rod, stained and buffed (trust me, it looks cooler).
The "mud" switch is ready to be turned into a "bright switch," but YOU have to do it. I have Torres Engineering's popular midrange kit, which uses an inductor and some caps and resistors that scoops out the mids. I'll also throw in a tooled, jeweled Gretsch strap to the buyer for free.
- Added to Gretsch-GEAR
- 6 years ago Last modified 2014-07-10 09:05:55