1959 Gretsch 6118 "Double" Anniversary:
- Owned by
- Deke Martin
- Body style
- Single Cutaway Hollowbody
- Smoke Green/Darker Smoke Green
- Ebony with Neo-Classic/Thumbnail inlays
- Bone with zero fret
- '58-60 "Patent Applied For" FilterTron
- Master Volume
- Neck pickup volume
- Bridge pickup volume
- Pickup selector switch
- Tone Switch
- Smooth knobs
- Compensated Bigsby
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!