- Owned by
- Body style
- Single Cutaway Hollowbody
- Black-Red sunburst
- Ebony with Neo-Classic (thumbnail) inlays
- Delrin/Synthetic Bone with zero fret
- '58-60 "Patent Applied For" FilterTron
- Grover Imperial with "Kidney Bean" buttons
- Rosewood with rosewood adjustable saddle
All rotting plastic was meticulously replaced, ALL OF IT.
Modern Cellulose ( nonrotting) body binding ALL LAYERS
Pickup spacers, and guard and rod cover All replaced
with accurate handmade repros.
A compensated, polished ebony bridgetop was fabricated for the space control bridge base, space control and tuning fork bridge are in the string pocket, Bucky string set.
- Unusual factory features
None. This is early issue with normal trussrod and all Van Eps
features...just like Bucky and George's!
- Added to Gretsch-GEAR
- 2 years ago Last modified 2017-10-30 18:50:08
A beautiful guitar saved from self-destruction due to horibble, severe cellulose plastic degradation. All metal parts and finish cleaned/neutralised of Nitric Acid gassing out and the body was completley rebound, even though the out layer was the culprit, this "disease" spreads to attached unnafected cellulose and all must be removed/replaced to insure no further issues. Every single first-version Van Eps I've ever even heard of has binding rot like this. Now, its the beautiful guitar it always should have been. Great playing action/neck angle/bridge height, NO ISSUES