Gretsch-GEAR Modern Synchromatics 1627 Sparkle Jet with F-Hole

Gretsch 1627: Serial Number Unknown

Owned by
DoubleFourValve
Body style
Single Cutaway Hollowbody
Color(s)
Blue Sparkle/Jet Black
Fretboard
Rosewood with Dot inlays
Nut
Delrin/Synthetic Bone
Pickups
GretschBucker
Tuners
Unknown
Bridge
BadAss
Tailpiece
None
Modifications

I put a Seymour Duncan Antiquity humbucker in the neck and a TV Jones Magna'Tron set up for a humbucker mount in the bridge. I'm awaiting the arrival of a Bigsby B3C and an aluminum Extreme Low Rider Tru-Arc bridge. I'm also planning to refinish the neck with Tru-Oil or shellac.

And this, kids, is how a 150-dollar guitar turns into a 600-dollar guitar. A 600-dollar guitar that I could maybe sell for 250. But who cares? It's a blast to play. I'd take it over quite a few guitars I've played that cost thousands.

Unusual factory features

The BadAss-style factory bridge is pretty awful. Much lower quality than the BadAss-style I have on my Les Paul Special. Construction is masonite or similar for the top and back with what appears to be basswood ply utilized for the sides. F-hole is unbound, neck is finished with a matte polyurethane.

And the top features orange-peel out the wazoo.

Added to Gretsch-GEAR
6 years ago Last modified 2014-08-07 03:56:12

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