Gretsch-GEAR Country Clubs 6196 Country Club

1961 Gretsch 6196: 41890

Owned by
Setzer
Body style
Single Cutaway Hollowbody
Color(s)
Unknown
Fretboard
Ebony with Neo-Classic (thumbnail) inlays
Nut
Bone with zero fret
Pickups
Vintage "Patent Number" FilterTron
Tuners
Grover Imperial
Controls
  • Master Volume
  • Neck pickup volume
  • Bridge pickup volume
  • Pickup selector switch
  • Tone Switch
  • String Mute
  • G-Arrow knobs
Bridge
Bar
Tailpiece
G-Cutout
Modifications

Mute assembly missing. I have made a mute pad. I made a rear plastic access cover. The FilterTrons have been coil split. The two upper selector switches split the coils. Pickup selector is on the cutaway. Master volume and two tone knobs are on the lower bout below the f hole.

Unusual factory features

Early Dial Up Mute. Label indicates a model number of 6196 and looks to be a custom color called Sahara Desert, a GM color. Trestle bracing.

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5 years ago Last modified 2016-07-14 18:32:43

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