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1988 Gretsch Traveling Wilbury TW300

Not for sale The owner does not want to sell this guitar (2012-10-11)
Price paid : US $ 0.00

1988 Gretsch Traveling Wilbury  TW300




This is a Gretsch Traveling Wilburys TW-300 solid body, single Humbucker pickup, single cutaway, electric guitar.


Overall length: 37 1/2"

Body width: 13"

Body thickness: 1 1/2"

Scale: 24"Descriptio

Width of the nut: 1 5/8"

String height at 12th fret: 3/8"


At the behest of George Harrison, a floundering Gretsch was commissioned to build a promotional instrument for the Harrison/Dylan/Orbison/Lynn/Petty project. These guitars were made in Korea for Gretsch and signaled their return to guitar making in 1988 and designed to pay homage to the Danelectro's of the 1950s and 60s, and were in production from 1988-1992. It has a white sparkle finish with Traveling Wilbury's graphics (no two alike) on the front and an autograph of band members stamped on the back. It's made of masonite (ala DanElectro). So it's very light. Production numbers are unknown but TWs were offered in as many as 6 configurations and were priced accordingly (TW-100; TW-200; TW-300; TW-500; TW-600). Variances in models were pickups and hardware.

The TW-300 is the model used by Harrison in the Handle with Care video.

Most commonly seen in the market are the 100s and 200s.


This TW-300 Traveling Wilburys electric guitar is 100% original and in VG condition.
The graphics on this axe is very close to the one seen being played by Harrison in the video for Handle With Care.
It appears to have been lightly played and reasonably cared for.


Good quality, covered chrome Wilkinson “Fender Vintage” style tuners; in proper working order.

Bolt-on, 18 frets. It has mother of pearl/plastic circular inlays for fret markers. The action is medium-fast. The neck is straight and all the electronics work properly. The frets are in excellent shape. There's an adjustable truss rod. The fingerboard appears to be rosewood.


One Humbucker pickup. One tone and one volume controls. This pickup has a serious bite! If either the tone or volume control are turned down slightly the tone becomes much smoother, so I'm assuming they have a built-in roll-off feature.

Not for sale The owner does not want to sell this guitar (2012-10-11)
Price paid : US $ 0.00

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