- Owned by
- Body style
- Hollowbody (no cutaway)
- Rosewood with Block inlays
- Rosewood with rosewood adjustable saddle
Other than replacing the worn frets and re-doing the pickguard's binding this guitar is dead original.
I installed a dual gooseneck mic system, the Miniflex, Model 4. This uses an external power source, so it's the only style of fully internal amplification system you can install inside an archtop guitar, seeing as there isn't a large soundhole to reach inside to change a battery.
- Unusual factory features
It has the Art Deco bridge/base and full body/neck/headstock tortoiseshell binding. The pickguard had a multiple white/blackwhite binding on it that I had restored as the original had fallen off.
- Added to Gretsch-GEAR
- 3 years ago Last modified 2017-10-06 00:04:41
This guitar dates to late '41 according to Ed so I've nicknamed it my 'Pearl Harbor' guitar. I'm only the second player to own it. The original owner got sick and could no longer play around 2010. He gave it to his grandson who didn't play and he put it in a pawn shop where it didn't sell - too expensive for a place like that - so he sold it to a dealer in the Chicago area and that's who I bought it from in Sept '14. Not often you run across a guitar this old that's only had one previous owner!