Gretsch-GEAR Country Clubs 6192 Country Club

1960 Gretsch 6192: 35357

Owned by
Body style
Single Cutaway Hollowbody
Ebony with Neo-Classic (thumbnail) inlays
Bone with zero fret
'58-60 "Patent Applied For" FilterTron
Grover Imperial
Gretsch trapeze

Baldwin era Country Club tailpiece.

Unusual factory features

Spruce top

Added to Gretsch-GEAR
1 year ago Last modified 2018-07-04 17:54:20

I owned this guitar from 1978 to 1991. I traded a friend my 1964 stereo White Falcon for it. I was a jazz music student at a junior college playing in an eleven piece jazz ensemble as part of my curriculum. My Falcon had no master volume and that had irritated me and my director more than once during a live performance. The 6192 had a Bigsby on it and I wanted dead on tuning stability so I removed it. Even with my vintage connections in those days I could not find a gold G cutout tailpiece, so I settled for the Baldwin version. It served me well over the years. It played like butter and the workmanship and condition was pristine. I actually traded it to a dealer at a vintage show when the new Japanese Gretschs started to appear. My old 60 probably resides somewhere in Japan today. That's my guess. Always regretted that decision and have transacted too many disappointing trades and purchases trying to duplicate its magic. This year, I acquired a 62 6192 that has it. It took a little tweaking to get it there, but that's another story.

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