Gretsch-GEAR Archtop Acoustics 6050 Jet 21

1950 Gretsch 6050: 3628

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Owned by
pigankle
Body style
Hollowbody (no cutaway)
Color(s)
Jet Black
Fretboard
Ebonized Rosewood with Dot inlays
Nut
Delrin/Synthetic Bone
Pickups
None
Tuners
Unknown
Bridge
Unknown
Tailpiece
Gretsch trapeze
Modifications

Unknown. None since 1978. (Except for some black electrical tape holding on the trim.)

Unusual factory features

Don't know if it is unusual, but it has a radiused fretboard.

Added to Gretsch-GEAR
3 years ago Last modified 2017-04-10 19:17:13

My dad picked this up in a five and dime in Vermont in 1978. I was three at the time, and I remember it was hanging way, way up high - the guy had to stand on his tippy toes to reach it....

Not much after that, my dad hid it underneath a pile of clothes in the back of our van while we were parked in the big city. When we returned to the van, one of us kids, not knowing about the guitar, did a swan dive onto the clothes and popped off at least two pieces of the bracing. My dad is primarily a fiddle player, but this was his go to guitar for twenty years after that. He never had it repaired, though - Clunk, clunk everytime it gets turned over. Finally going to get the attention it needs next month.

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