- Owned by
- Body style
- Single Cutaway Hollowbody
- Rosewood with Neo-Classic (thumbnail) inlays
- Master Volume
- Neck pickup volume
- Bridge pickup volume
- Pickup selector switch
- Tone Switch
- G-Arrow knobs
- Bigsby B-3C (V-cutout)
Original paint was stripped off in 1983. It was a sunburst finish. All of the parts have been replaced with as close to original as possible.
- Unusual factory features
Has steel plate on the head showing a picture of a diamond withe the words Anniversary Model. There is no model number or name on the sticker inside the body but the serial number 24456 is visible.
- Added to Gretsch-GEAR
- 5 years ago Last modified 2016-05-20 09:27:49
I bought this guitar from a friend in 1978. It was working at the time and sounded great! Because it was banged up by the previous owner, I decided to strip off the finish to the bare wood which is beautiful. I then moved to Virginia and met another guitar player who said he could finish up the work on it. He unfortunately passed away before starting the project. When I went to his place to get the hard ware, his wife told me she through it away. I would love to find parts and finish this project.
Update May 18, 2016: My Gretsch has been refinished and is now believed to be a 1958, 6117 Anniversary model. HiloTron pickups are currently installed however the bridge pickup turned out to be about a 1/4 too tall. After a conversation my luthier, Larry Smoak from Wooden Wizard, had with his Fender rep, this guitar needs the FilterTron "Patent Applied For" pickups which will be installed next week.