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2005 GRETSCH 6131 Jet Firebird with Bigsby

Sold ! This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-10-12)
Price : US $1,075.

2005 GRETSCH 6131 Jet Firebird with Bigsby 2005 GRETSCH 6131 Jet Firebird with Bigsby 2005 GRETSCH 6131 Jet Firebird with Bigsby

I bought this new in June of 2006.  The manufacture date is July 2005.  JD0572127.  I added the Bigsby and will include the original ''stop'' tailpiece with the auction.  The photo of George Harrison is from Andy Babiuk's wonderful book - ''Beatles gear'' - and it shows him with  a Jet Firebird at the Cavern Club, cira 62-63.

I can't afford to keep all the guitars I buy, so I have this policy, of buying a guitar - and playing it for 3-4years- and then selling it, so I can enjoy lot's of my ''fantasy's''.  This guitar plays beautifully, and has ''That Great Gretsch Sound''.  I looked at all the hang tag's etc. but all they said was ''Filtertrons''.  So I don't know if these are Powertrons, High Sens, or what....!   I'm guessing they are ''High Sens''...... (7-8K ohms).  To the best of my knowledge, ''Vintage would be 4-5K ohms'', High Sens' 7-8K, and Powertrons in the range of humbuckers, at 10-12K ohms.''  But that is my idea, and I have nothing to back it up, so I'll leave it up to you to decide what works for you....  According to the Gretsch web site - these should be ''High Sensitive'' filtertrons....

There is a ''little'' downside to this guitar.  It has some slight ''buckle rash'' on the back of the guitar.  These are not scracthes, but little ''depressions'' to the surface of the finish.  I tried to ta

Sold ! This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-10-12)

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