Gretsch-GEAR Tennesseans 7655 Tennessean

1972 Gretsch 7655: 2-2098

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Body style
Single Cutaway Hollowbody
Bordeaux Burgundy
Rosewood with Neo-Classic (thumbnail) inlays
Bone with zero fret
Bigsby B-6C (V-cutout)
Unusual factory features

I have all of the original Gretsch paperwork and case with this !!!

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My maternal grandfather was very meticulous. He grew up poor and always took care of anything he owned. Even the tools in his garage were always wiped off after using and placed back in its designated spot. His guitar was maintained in the same fashion. He passed away in 1988 and this guitar remained in the house with my grandmother until she passed away last year and I was given the guitar. Through the years I would go over and get it out of the case and tune it up and play it a little while. I never asked for the guitar but learned that a distant relative contacted my grandma a couple of months after my grandads passing and wanted to purchase it. She nearly sold it for 200.00! She told my mom that she decided to hold on to it and give it to me- so glad she kept it.

Very nice guitar, S178249. Very well kept, which is great to see. I have a‘68 that I am refurbishing, original electronics turned to dust long ago, replacing with TV Jones pickups and wiring harness. Still have the original hardware, except the pick guard which was not with the guitar when I got it. My mom bought it for me used back in 1975, so like yours it has sentimental value. And, of course, it’s a Gretsch!

I envy you both; my parents were always scrabbling poor. Neither of them was interested in guitar. It would be nice if one of them had been, but that’s it. Treasure your gifts; nobody else has them. And they’re Gretsches!

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