Vintage 1961 Gretsch Guitar All original
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-10-10)
Price : US $910.00
Up for auction is a vintage 1961 Gretsch Clipper guitar in two-tone sunburst finish. As far as I can tell the instrument is in fully original condition. All parts appear to be correct as well as the finish,
I would put the overall condition at 7-8. It was obviously a played instrument and has a few of the requisite nicks and dings but nothing major. The top is very clean. In my opinion this looks like a personal guitar that someone had at home and didn't really gig with. I can't verify that, it's just my impression and educated opinion.
The only issue I'm aware of is a missing end-pin. I've included a closeup of that area in the pictures. The hardware, bridge, tuners etc. are in excellent condition. Neck is nice and straight with a comfortable rounded 'C' shape. It comes in the original case which is also in good condition but has a replacement handle.
All of the electronics work and sound fine. The pickup is good. The volume and tone controls work well. Frets appear to be original and are in excellent condition with plenty of life left. Width at the nut is 1 & 1/4' and at the 12th fret an even 2'. Binding is in good condition with no breaks, etc. I can also find no indication of any breaks or repairs to the actual guitar such as headstock, neck, etc.
The guitar was last setup by Rene Martinez (www.texasguitarwhiz.com) and plays great with no buzzes, etc.
Overall this is a nice little vintage guitar in excellent shape. I hope it finds a good home with someone who will appreciate it. I'd keep it but I just have too many guitars
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-10-10)
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