Gretsch-GEAR Jets 6130-KP Roundup

2007 Gretsch 6130-KP: JT07070007

Owned by
Tartan Phantom
Body style
Single Cutaway Solidbody
Color(s)
Sunset Orange/Mahogany
Fretboard
Rosewood with Cow and cactus inlays
Nut
Brass
Pickups
Dynasonic
Tuners
Grover StaTite
Controls
  • Master Volume
  • Neck pickup volume
  • Bridge pickup volume
  • Master Tone (knob)
  • Pickup selector switch
  • Smooth knobs
Bridge
Synchrosonic (Melita reissue)
Tailpiece
"Belt Buckle" Western Style
Modifications

Are you kidding? This guitar is darn near perfect.However, I did add felt knob pads.

Unusual factory features

Asymmetrical knotty pine top. Most newer knotty pine models have a bookmatched top. The guitar came with a Gretsch premium tweed case instead of a "Cowboy case"-- most likely due to the fact that it is a prototype model, and not part of the regular factory run. Also, the serial number does not appear to be part of the regular Terada serial number series, since the 4-digit sequence number shows as guitar number 0007, but it was build in July of 2007. According to Mike Lewis of FMIC, Terada factory prototypes and "one-offs" have a separate build number sequence beginning with "00".

Added to Gretsch-GEAR
4 years ago Last modified 2014-07-11 10:02:06

This is a factory prototype of the Gretsch Knotty Pine Roundup reissue. It was given to me by Fred Gretsch III and Joe Carducci of FMIC at the first Nashville Gretsch Roundup in June 2008. According to Joe Carducci, Only 75 production models were made for worldwide distribution. In addition, there were an estimated 10 factory prototypes made. This particular guitar has a 2007 serial number, where most production models have a 2008 serial number. This one is prototype guitar number 7 of 10. Another distinguishing feature is that the pine top on this particular guitar is asymmetrical, i.e. it is NOT bookmatched. Most of the production models have bookmatched tops, with mirror image knots and grain. Also, the serial number does not appear to be part of the regular Terada serial number series, since the 4-digit sequence number shows as guitar number 0007, but it was build in July of 2007. According to Mike Lewis of FMIC, Terada factory prototypes and "one-offs" have a separate build number sequence beginning with "00".

Sweet looking. Don’t see any way to vote for her, though.

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