Gretsch Tennessean Cherry 1970

6-String Hollow Body Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gretsch Tennessean Cherry 1970

Vintage

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
Body Material: Maple
Neck Material: Maple
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .85" (1st fret), .95" (10th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 24 1/2"
Neck Details: Set-in two piece maple neck with walnut center strip, bound rosewood fretboard, thumbnail inlays, and headstock truss rod adjustment. Some portions of the neck binding have been reglued, and the headstock veneer has several cracks (which do not go through to wood).
Electronics: Original Gretsch HiLo'Tron single coil pickups and electronics, with 3-way pickup selector switch, master/neck/bridge volume controls, 3-position tone switch, and on/off/on mute switch on the lower bout. The pot codes are obscured.
Pickup Measurements: 3.0k (neck), 3.2k (bridge)
Hardware: The original straight bar bridge has been replaced with a "Melita" bridge.
Weight: 7lbs 1oz
Modifications/Repairs: The bridge has been replaced with a vintage "Melita" Gretsch bridge.
Case Details: Original hardshell case
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has plenty of nice aging; the finish has yellowed to an amber, with the original bright cherry visible underneath the Bigsby and bridge. The finish is semi-glossy with checking, light scratches, and moderate buckle rash on the back. The neck binding is cracked and has been reglued in many spots, common to many Gretsch guitars of this era. The back of the neck is smooth and glossy. The headstock veneer is cracked, but this is cosmetic only.
Serial Number: 106037
Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with low action, and is currently set up with 10 gauge strings with a wound third. The frets are very low with moderate wear, and the truss rod is adjustable. The serial number dates to 1970.
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