Gretsch-GEAR Anniversary models 6118-T Anniversary

2006 Gretsch 6118-T: Serial Number Unknown

Owned by
Russell Southard
Body style
Single Cutaway Hollowbody
Cadillac Green /Smoke Green
Ebony with Neo-Classic/Thumbnail inlays
TV Jones Classic
Grover StaTite
  • Master Volume
  • Neck pickup volume
  • Bridge pickup volume
  • Pickup selector switch
  • Tone Switch
  • G-Arrow knobs
Space Control
Bigsby B-6C (V-cutout)

FROM THE FACTORY: This guitar is a unique one. It features trestle bracing which was then only available on the 6118-T-LTV which had a lacquer finish and TV Jones Classic pickups, yet mine featured a poly finish and normal filtertrons. A bridge model, if you will. I talked to Fred Gretsch III about it and he said I must have ended up with a special guitar indeed.

Since then, I have seen no more than three 6118-T guitars with trestle bracing though I would love a more accurate number.

FROM ME: I had TV Jones Classics installed by Joel at Shanghai Music & Sound before it was shipped to me. I also had him tape the bridge down using thin double-sided tape.

After playing it for years now, I've tried a few different bridges, my favorite being either a copper Tru-Arc bridge or an aluminum Hole Tone Tru-Arc.

Besides that, a few stickers on the headstock and a new pickuard/truss rod cover made by Paul Setzer and the guitar is more "mine."

no matter where i see this photo on the world wide web, it makes me smile she’s just so darn cute

and yeah the guitar kewl too!!

My anni has the trestle bracing in it too, did they start doing that after 06 because mines an 2008.

Still my favorite guitar shot.

This photo kills me every time I see it.

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