Gretsch-GEAR Modern Electromatics 5126 Hollow Body

2004 Gretsch 5126: KP04010581

This guitar is for sale. Contact crb999 for details.

Owned by
crb999
Body style
Single Cutaway Hollowbody
Color(s)
Silver Sparkle/Walnut
Fretboard
Rosewood with Neo-Classic (thumbnail) inlays
Nut
Delrin/Synthetic Bone
Pickups
DeArmond 2000
Tuners
Sperzel
Bridge
Compensated Bigsby
Tailpiece
Bigsby B700
Modifications

Sperzel tuners were added.

An earthing link was added from the bridge to the pickups and this eliminated hum.

Nowhere can I find that the B700 was originally fitted but it seems unlikely that it was a modification.

Unusual factory features

It certainly didn't have Sperzel tuners but as I didn't have the guitar from new, that is all I can add.

Added to Gretsch-GEAR
4 years ago Last modified 2015-08-02 13:46:50

I had a Gretsch in the 1960s. (I wish I had kept it!)

When I got married it had to go.

I had the opportunity to buy this guitar and jumped at the chance.

Now it is a 5126 but the silver glitter has a wonderful antique look about it and it would be easy to convince just about anyone who didn't understand the Gretsch numbering system, that it was in fact a gold glitter machine.

Tried to catch that in the photo but it is subtle and I didn't manage it.

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