Gretsch Silver Jet Silver Sparkle 1955

6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gretsch Silver Jet Silver Sparkle 1955

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Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Original finish.
Body Material: Mahogany
Body Details: Chambered mahogany body with three-ply maple top.
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: U
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st fret .908", 12th fret 1.032"
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 24 5/8"
Neck Details: Set mahogany neck with bound Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and block inlays. The neck has been refretted, and the the fingerboard has been planed.
Electronics: Original pickups with three-position selector switch, master volume, master tone, and independent volume controls for each pickup. The wiring harness is original with touched up solder joints. The tone capacitor has been replaced. No pot codes are visible.
Pickup Measurements: Neck 9.50K, Bridge 9.72K
Hardware: The nut has been replaced, all other hardware is original. The bridge has been taped to the top.
Weight: 8lbs 1oz
Modifications/Repairs: The neck has been refretted, the fingerboard has been planed, the nut has been replaced, some solder joints have been touched up, and the tone capacitor has been replaced. The bridge base has been glued to the top.
Case Details: Original Hardshell Case
Cosmetic Condition: This vintage guitar is in good condition with wear consistent with age and use. The finish is vibrant, glossy, and weather checked. There are scratches and minor dings throughout, as well as some buckle rash on the back of the body. The hardware has a strong patina.
Serial Number: 12957
Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with low action. The frets are wide and tall, with minimal wear. The serial number dates to 1955.
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