1962 Gretsch Anniversary
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-11-16)
Price : US $1,034.
Here's another one of my guitars that I am selling because I have had the pleasure and satisfaction of acquiring and having them but am now at the point where I feel they deserve to be seen, heard, and enjoyed. You are looking at a very clean, totally original example of an early 1962 Gretsch Anniversary. It is in excellent condition. Never had nor needed any repairs. All original parts. Everything in perfect working order. Neck is straight, frets are excellent.
No cracks or scratches, finish looks fresh and beautiful, even the original pickguard is free of the usual cracks from overtightening. It has an early Gretsch tremolo add on attatched to the strings between the bridge and the tailpiece (see picture). It was put on at time of original purchase and has remained ever since. In my opinion it's a poor attempt at tremolo, a pain in the butt when changing strings, but it looks very cool. It does not affect playability at all and is very simple to remove if you want to.
The serial number (pictured in the label) is 46325 which dates it as an early 1962. This Anni has none of the usual Gretsch issues (binding rot, neck seperation, changed or missing parts, etc.) It came with this beautiful old sturdy case. I've gotten several opinions that it may be original although I have never seen one like this from Gretsch. It may be very well possible that there was a supply issue at the factory at the time. It plays easy, has low action, produces that great Gretsch sound and I have thoroughly enjoyed having it.
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-11-16)
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