1963 Gretsch Anniversary in Smoke Green with OHSC
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-09-17)
Price : US $1,042.
This is a 1963 Gretsch
Single Anniversary in two-tone smoke green with orginal hardshell case.
The guitar is in all original condition (to the best of my knowledge, I
am not an expert) and in very good condition -- even better, it plays
fantastically, great action, solid neck and perfect neck angle. The
original hilotron sounds awesome. I have played this guitar onstage
(three piece -- rock band) and it sounds really full and huge, for a
guitar with a single pick up, it honestly sounds unbelieve. Also, the
binding on the guitar is in really incredible shape, no cracking or
separation (I own another 60's double anniversary, and the binding is
in no where as good shape as on this guitar). The guitar also comes w/
the original hardshell case, though the case is in pretty beat up shape
w/ some chipped wood -- but again, that is just the case)
UPDATE: The smoke green finish has some lovely checking (which is expected by its age). There is some mild discoloration on the back of the guitar where the heel meets the body. Overall, the guitar looks good and plays great.
The guitar had a neck reset before I purchased it from an individual
collector in New York. My tech has gone over it and says it is
structurally solid and plays very well. The heal of the neck shows some
discoloration from the neck reset, I think the luthier that worked on
it tride to match the original finish, but wasn't 100% on. You can see
that in one of the pictures.
This is a really great guitar and would be perfect for a player looking
for a great l
This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-09-17)
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