Gretsch-GEAR Anniversary models 6118 “Double” Anniversary

1959 Gretsch 6118: 30159

Owned by
Deke Martin
Body style
Single Cutaway Hollowbody
Color(s)
Smoke Green /Darker Smoke Green
Fretboard
Ebony with Neo-Classic/Thumbnail inlays
Nut
Bone with zero fret
Pickups
'58-60 "Patent Applied For" FilterTron
Tuners
Unknown
Controls
  • Master Volume
  • Neck pickup volume
  • Bridge pickup volume
  • Pickup selector switch
  • Tone Switch
  • Smooth knobs
Bridge
Compensated Bigsby
Tailpiece
G-Cutout
Modifications

Added Bigsby and pro restoration.

Unusual factory features

1958-style heavy trestle bracing, crooked heel and off-centre neck stripe.

When I bought this guitar the original 2-tone smoke green finish had been stripped and refinished in clear. The only original features appeared to be the wood, pick-ups and wiring loom - all else was repro/replacement. A clumsy headstock repair had been overpainted with a stinger.

Joe and Curt brought this ol' girl back to life better than I could have hoped - thanks guys!

This guitar looks even better in person than in the picture. Nice one, Deke.

A thing of rare beauty!

Love it, Deke, felt great to play.

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