- Owned by
- Buddy Mercury
- Body style
- Single Cutaway Hollowbody
- Ebony with Neo-Classic (thumbnail) inlays
- Early "smooth" FilterTrons (neck)
The guitar had a PAF pick-up, but it was switched to an early "blank" filtertron.
- Unusual factory features
This is one of the rare "heavy" trestle gretsches made only in 1958.
- Added to Gretsch-GEAR
- 7 months ago Last modified 2018-02-19 07:05:44
I bought this guitar in the winter of 2018 from reverb.com for a very fair price.
The soul reason I bought it was to cannibalize the PAF filtertron for a different project guitar I was assembling.
My intention was to take out the pick-up replace it with a TV jones and resell the guitar.
When the guitar arrived I was blown away by its playability, feel, sound, tone and I decided not to sell it. However, I still had the issue of what to do about the pick-up. I decided I couldn't back out of the original plan to take out the PAF because that was the purpose of the entire endeavour.
I happened to have access to a "blank" filtertron and decided to put that pickup in the guitar to retain its vintage era authenticity.