Gretsch-GEAR Anniversary models 6118 “Double” Anniversary

1959 Gretsch 6118: 311XX

Owned by
jacodiego
Body style
Single Cutaway Hollowbody
Color(s)
Smoke Green/Darker Smoke Green
Fretboard
Ebony with Neo-Classic (thumbnail) inlays
Nut
Bone
Pickups
'58-60 "Patent Applied For" FilterTron
Tuners
Sperzel
Controls
  • Master Volume
  • Neck pickup volume
  • Bridge pickup volume
  • Pickup selector switch
  • Tone Switch
  • G-Arrow knobs
Bridge
Space Control
Tailpiece
G-Cutout
Modifications

added bigsby, harmony bridge on a rosewood base, graphtech graphite nut, sperzel tuners, dunlop straplocs and a ut sticker.

the guitar was near mint when i got it more than twenty years ago. sure i know a collector would chastise me for the mods, but i knew i would always have the guitar.

besides, a gretsch without a bigsby is like a day without sunshine. the original nut was badly cut. the sperzel tuners are replacements for the replacements. the university of texas sticker was a gift from some friends. originally i was going to put it on the case, but the steer head kinda looked gretschish: so on the body it went.

Unusual factory features

i once heard all gretschs are transitional, but the guitar has all the specs just as they are suppose to be.

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5 years ago Last modified 2014-11-06 13:23:39

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