Gretsch-GEAR Historic series 3156 Streamliner

1999 Gretsch 3156: 9129460

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Body style
Single Cutaway Hollowbody
White/Black Sparkle
Ebonized Rosewood with Neo-Classic (thumbnail) inlays
Delrin/Synthetic Bone
Modern Ceramic Magnet FilterTron
Bigsby B-6

- Master volume control added.
- Pickup selector moved to the upper bout.
- Graphite bridge saddles.
- Faux bridge plinth.
- Filter'Tron pickups fitted.
- Sperzel locking machine heads.
- Chet Atkins "Wire" Bigsby arm.

Unusual factory features

Came stock with a Bigsby B6, not the licensed Bigsby as advertised.

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3 years ago Last modified 2015-12-05 00:44:24

Purchased from Mid West Music in Ballarat, while still under the ownership of Russell White in mid 2000. Graphite saddles were fitted to the bridge a few months later.

Wiring circuit altered by Sandy Richards, to include a master volume on the cutaway, and move the pickup selector to the upper bout in early 2001.

Pre-Fender Filter'Tron pickups were fitted in mid 2005 by Darren Garth at Guitar Emporium. The gold pickup bezels were purchased from A&B Music in Geelong, and fitted a few weeks later.

Sperzel locking machine heads were fitted to the guitar in mid 2006, and the faux bridge plinth made out of a scrap piece of wood, and fitted at the same time.

The crooked arm was fitted to the Bigsby in mid 2013, and the guitar is tuned down to C.

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