Gretsch-GEAR Other Electric Hollowbodies 6199 Convertible

1955 Gretsch 6199: 15836

Owned by
Body style
Single Cutaway Hollowbody
Copper Mist/Lotus Ivory
Rosewood with Humped Block inlays
Dynasonic (neck)
Grover Imperial
Rosewood with rosewood adjustable saddle

fretjob in 2012 included rebinding neck with 5 strip gibson style binding.

Unusual factory features

Elongated pickguard with mini volume and tone controls, floating dearmond dynasonic pickup. treble foot on bridge cut at an angle to accommodate shilding box for tone and volume controls. Square hole routed under 'floating' Dynasonic pickup

Added to Gretsch-GEAR
3 years ago Last modified 2017-10-15 22:03:56

original owner claimed the guitar was owned by his unlce who was a milatary photographer in WW2. Alledgedly he photographed the A-bomb testings in the Bikini Atoll. He also played in a swing band for fun. This guitar was on craigslist in Seattle dec. 2016 I was going to go buy it but had to delay a few days. Seller dropped the price and it sold to someone else. It turned up 4 months later at a Seattle guitar store for much more $$ as it had been traded in. I waited the store out for a few months then offered them what I was originally going to pay for the guitar. picked it up on a road trip to Oregon.

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