- Owned by
- Body style
- Double Cutaway Hollowbody
- Ebony with Neo-Classic (thumbnail) inlays
- Bone with zero fret
- Grover Imperial with "Kidney Bean" buttons
- Master Volume
- Neck pickup volume
- Bridge pickup volume
- Master Tone (knob)
- Pickup selector switch
- Standby Switch
- String Mute
- G-Arrow knobs
- Telescoping arm Bigsby
I found an original white plastic cover with original screws for underneath the back black snap-on pad.
I attached the tremolo bar with a gold strap knob and a threaded hex pin. I also found a black plastic cover for the end of the extension bar.
I found an unused 1960's Gretsch pickguard and used the broken orignal as a template to have it cut and drilled to fit.
To fix the pad on the single muffler system, I purchased 3/8" wide x 1/4" thick Neoprene Closed Cell Rubber Foam Tape with peel and stick adhesive on one side.
- Unusual factory features
This early Viking was never set up with the tuning fork bridge, and there is no hole for it on the guitar.
Gretsch Jimmie Webster telescoping tremolo bar.
The broken original gold pickguard does not have Viking on it, only Gretsch.
- Added to Gretsch-GEAR
- 3 years ago Last modified 2018-10-06 14:39:48
I bought this guitar from a gentleman in New Jersey. He was the second owner. 50 years ago he was at a guitar lesson with his father. The next student brought it in and declared it was for sale. His father bought it for him.