This guitar was supposedly once owned by Dave Hill of Slade. This is a real guitarists guitar and it weighs a bloody ton! Complete in Custom Hamer Case with all tags and warranty this guitar lists at 00 0 for the case.
Beautiful example of this American beauty in Aztec Gold.
Subsequent research has unearthed quite a few inaccuracies in Scott's numbers, so any serial number guides cribbing from Scott are also incorrect.
The Gretsch-GEAR database exists to get it right: to document the actual serial numbers, to determine once and for all what was built and when, and to harness the collective knowledge of thousands of Gretsch fans to put the pieces together.
This would be a great reason to buy the book :-) HOWEVER!
That’s not the sole reason why it's a great book :-( Many writers have contributed and all the important artists have been covered. The weird thing about the book is that's it's actually a good read for both beginners and old-timers like me. This book is also full of great pics and anecdotes, but you should really check it out for yourself! Here's a link to it on Amazon: Rockabilly: The Twang Heard 'Round the World: The Illustrated History I never heard anything better than a Fender if we're talking about the big manufacturers.
Gretsch began date-coding serial numbers in August 1966.I know what you are thinking, he has bought himself a NEW guitar! I am the the ideal guitar for players looking for maximum acoustic and electric versatility in one simple to operate instrument. Pan from sweet acoustic finger style to hard driving power chords with one simple turn of a knob.Yes I must confess after watching the videos of it on You Tube I thought "gotta get myself one of these" so a phone call to my friend at Ovation in the States and a week later here it is! Or, combine the two for complex mixtures of everything in between.In 1883 he founded a musical instrument shop in Brooklyn which prospered.The Fred Gretsch Company began manufacturing instruments in 1883 (while Friedrich maintained his proper name, he "Americanized" it for the company). Beginning with percussion, ukeleles, and banjos, Gretsch introduced guitars in the early 1930s, developing a well respected line of archtop orchestra models. Zildjian Cymbals, and debuted the Gretsch tenor guitar. was the primary president during the great Gretsch heyday, and was ably assisted by such notables as Jimmy Webster and Charles "Duke" Kramer (Kramer was involved with the Gretsch company from 1935 to his retirement in 1980, and was even involved after his retirement! During the 1950s, the majority of Gretsch´s guitar line was focused on electric six string Spanish instruments.