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- Body style
- Double Cutaway Hollowbody
- Transparent Red
- Rosewood with Humped Block inlays
- Delrin/Synthetic Bone
- "Blacktop" FilterTron
- Master Volume
- Neck pickup volume
- Bridge pickup volume
- Master Tone (knob)
- Pickup selector switch
- Arrow knobs
- Unusual factory features
This one is the first to ever leave the Fender offices.
Per Joe C., it was the instrument used for the photo session(s) for the Gretsch Website and 2012 catalog.
The website pic:
Also, in spite of the model's official designation being G5442BDC, due to its early vintage in this model's timeline, the label inside the body merely says, "G5442B".
-The serial number is handwritten on the inner body label.
-The tuners are describes as being, "Enclosed Precision".
-The bridge is described as being a, "Rosewood Based 4-Saddle Adjusto-Matic".
Won it @ the 2012 Cowtown Roundup in KC.
A fantastic sounding and playing instrument.
Here's a thread about 'er: http://gretschpages.com/forum/bass-ment/just-to-seperate-these-from-the-5123-topic-here-are/51938/page1/