Gretsch-GEAR Other stringed instruments 9350 Park Avenue F Mandolin A/E

2014 Gretsch 9350: CAXM140327

Owned by
Tartan Phantom
Body style
Single Cutaway Hollowbody
Color(s)
Sunburst
Fretboard
Rosewood with Dot inlays
Nut
Bone
Pickups
Piezo-Electric (bridge)
Tuners
Grover StaTite
Bridge
Wood compensated
Tailpiece
None
Modifications

No major modifications-- custom-made armrest added.

Unusual factory features

Fretboard markers are actually Bacon & Day-style "snowflake markers". Bridge is ebony with built-in Fishman M-300 pickup system. Tailpiece is a traditional Gibson-style two-piece mandolin tailpiece with "Gretsch" engraved on the cover.

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3 years ago Last modified 2018-08-19 13:52:00

This mandolin was a surprise Christmas gift from my father-in-law. Apparently he conspired with my wife (his daughter) to get it for me for Christmas, 2014. Needless to say, I was pretty floored by such a gift! Also, even though the photo looks like a "stock photo", it is indeed the actual instrument. The Park Avenue model is largely based on the original Gibson F-4 mandolin design, but the "light bulb" headstock shape is pure Gretsch.

It was a joy to play this at the Hoosier Daddy Roundup. Very nice instrument.

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