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."

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