Gretsch-GEAR 6120 models 7660 Nashville

1973 Gretsch 7660: 1031XX

This guitar is for sale. Contact AlanThompson for details.

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Body style
Double Cutaway Hollowbody
Transparent Red
Ebony with Neo-Classic (thumbnail) inlays
Bone with zero fret
70s "Blacktop" FilterTron
  • Master Volume
  • Neck pickup volume
  • Bridge pickup volume
  • Pickup selector switch
  • Tone Switch
  • Standby Switch
  • Baldwin-Type knobs
Bigsby B-6C (V-cutout)
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1 year ago Last modified 2018-09-03 21:11:17

My great aunt bought it for my great uncle, when he passed away they gave it to my moms cousin(their son) when he passed away they gave it to me.

We don’t know all the specs and what all the guitar has to offer. I know it is in great condition and would like to have honest input on its value! It’s a beautiful guitar and sounds great! Also, I know all the information on the guitar is not accurate, I don’t know the details, so I guessed, sorry!

That’s a 7660 Nashville from October 1973.

Market value is US$1800-2800 and condition and originality are important to realizing the upper end of this range. The two “issues” with Gretsch guitars are 1) neck-set… is it straight, good action?, and 2) binding condition… is it cracked or deteriorating?

These are decent guitars, but the models from the 70s don’t typically fetch what the models of the 50s and 60s do.

Alan, as database Admin, I’ve adjusted the specs on your guitar to reflect more accurate information.

Thank you for your help! If you don’t mind my asking, how can you tell what it is? I’ve tried to look up the serial number and haven’t found anything. So I really appreciate any input you can offer. And it is in great condition, not falling apart and it plays beautifully!

Alan, experienced Gretsch folks can tell it’s a ‘70s Booneville, Arkansas-built Gretsch (pickguard and body shape, black top Filter’tron pickups, lack of a truss rod cover), so the serial number would be the Month/Day/Ranking series. 10=November, 3=1973 and 1XX=1XX guitar built at the factory that month.

I’m sorry, instead of “Day” it should read “Year”.

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