Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet Black 1957

6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet Black 1957

Vintage

Description & Specs

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Finish Details: Original finish, with some finish touchups and wood filler around neck heel.
Body Material: Mahogany
Body Details: Chambered mahogany body with carved maple cap. The body has been modified for humbuckers, and holes for a stop tailpiece and Tuneomatic bridge were drilled. The stop tailpiece holes have been plugged and a Bigsby has been added. There are two repaired cracks in the body at the neck joint; there is also some wood filler present along the sides of the heel joint.
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .82" (1st fret), .95" (10th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 24 3/5"
Neck Details: Mahogany neck with bound Brazilian rosewood fretboard, hump-block inlays, and headstock truss rod adjustment. The neck has been refretted; the inlays were removed as part of the refret, and there is a small singe mark on the seventh fret inlay. The tuners have been replaced, and the nut has been shimmed. There are repaired cracks at the neck joint, along with some wood filler and overspray at the heel. These repairs are stable and smooth.
Electronics: The pickups have been replaced with 1980s Seymour Duncan pickups, with a JNJ and JMBJ labeled Jazz neck and bridge pickups. The wiring harness is otherwise original, with 3-way toggle switch, master volume and tone controls, and independent neck and bridge volume controls. The pot codes date to 1956.
Pickup Measurements: 7.4k (neck), 7.4k (bridge)
Hardware: The tuners, bridge, Bigsby, and bottom strap button are all non-original. One Gretsch knob has been replaced, as has the master volume knob. The pickguard has been cut for humbucker rings, but is the original part.
Weight: 8lbs 11oz
Modifications/Repairs: -The pickups have been replaced -The body has been drilled for a stoptail; the holes have been filled and a Bigsby has been added -The tuners, bridge, bottom strap button, and two knobs have been replaced -The neck has been refretted, and the nut has been shimmed -There are repaired cracks at the neck joint, and wood filled has been added on the treble side of the heel and under the tongue on the treble side -Overspray on the back of the neck heel
Case Details: Original hardshell case.
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has aged nicely, with expected cosmetic wear over time. The finish has light patches of hazing, attractive checking, and other small blemishes including light dings and chips. The back of the body has moderate buckle rash, including some wear through the finish to wood. There are repaired cracks in the body at the neck bolt and along the treble side of the neck pocket. There is wood filler along the treble side of the neck joint, as well as under the tongue on the treble side.
Serial Number: 22701
Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with low action and optimal neck relief, and is currently set up with 10s. The frets are tall with minor wear. The pot codes date to 1956, and the serial number dates the guitar to 1957.
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