- Owned by
- Body style
- Jet Black
- Unknown with unknown inlays
My grandfather installed three metal bands alongside the bottom of the two guitars to provide more stability. Each band has 4 screws.
- Unusual factory features
The tuners have a stamp on them "Kluson Mfg - Chicago, IL." Just below that, there is a serial number plate "T57364"
"Electromatic" adorns both tail pieces on both guitars.
- Added to Gretsch-GEAR
- 2 years ago Last modified 2017-12-16 23:50:04
My Uncle Mike, grew up in Aurora, Illinois and was born in 1953. In 1961, or 1962 he was only 8 or 9 years old, received this guitar from his parents (my grandparents) for Christmas. They wanted him to learn to play an instrument. They chose the steel guitar. He believes it was used at the time when he received it, but that it was not very old. It has been in storage for 56-57 years.
He decided recently to give it to me since he knows I love and collect guitars (I'm the only one in the family who plays). He felt that by giving the guitar to me, it would be in the right place. It has been in his possession since 1961 or 62 (56-57 years) and now and he wanted it to go to a good home and to be played.
I received this guitar in the mail on December 14, 2017 and I'm beside myself with excitement at not only my Uncle's kindness, but at the piece of history I have just inherited. This guitar sounds amazing through my Fender Acoustasonic Junior amplifier. I want to learn more about the guitar, such as the date of manufacture, the location it was manufactured, and any history it may have.