Gretsch-GEAR Archtop Acoustics 6050 New Yorker

1946 Gretsch 6050: 964

Owned by
gundersonkevin
Body style
Hollowbody (no cutaway)
Color(s)
Natural/Sunburst
Fretboard
Rosewood with Dot inlays
Nut
Unknown
Pickups
None
Tuners
Unknown
Bridge
Rosewood with rosewood adjustable saddle
Tailpiece
Gretsch trapeze
Modifications

Refinished to natural, from original sunburst. Replacement bridge... possibly pickguard too? Neck set.

Added to Gretsch-GEAR
3 years ago Last modified 2017-03-10 08:30:34

Found at Rivington Guitars in NYC. I picked it out for its sound alone really. It's loud warm voice and palpable resonance actually startled me when I strummed the first chord... so now I own it. I'm a player not a collector, so I was glad to get this "cheap" model that nobody wants. The refinish looks as if it was done a long time ago, some of the original black is still visible in the deeper grains on the sides and headstock, and some nice figuring was revealed on the back panel. I prefer a natural finish aesthetically and the not-so-perfect re-stain gives this guitar a really cool aged look and a little mystery.

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