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1960 Smoke Green Gretsch 6125 Anniversary PAF Filtertron Pro Setup Original Case and Case Candy
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No..this is not the same Smoke Green Gretsch Anniversary we sold a couple years ago…. We found another one of these cool guitars!
A 1960 Gretsch Anniversary Two Tone Smoke Green Guitar with the original Gretsch Patent Applied for Pickup. It comes in the shown Original Gretsch Hardshell Case thats as nice of shape as the guitar. This is a one owner guitar that has been babied since bought new. It has been played...some fingerboard divots and pitting of the frets at the top few frets....A few dings and one top scratch, but really nothing to note..Its a beautiful Guitar!
The Anniversary Model, introduced in 1958, commemorates Gretsch’s 75th anniversary. The guitar is 16 inches wide 2 1/2 inches deep with one Patent Applied Filtertron pickup, 1 knob on cutaway bout one switch on upper bass bout, roller bridge, “G” tailpiece, single bound top and back, 24 1/2 inch scale, nut is 1 ¾ inch, unbound fingerboard, pearl thumb print inlay, unbound peg head and distinctive 2-tone Smoke Green finish.
We dated this guitar to 1960 from the serial number inside the F hole..The original Fred Gretsch Label also has the model of 6125 on it as well. Couldn’t get a pic of it. Too tight in there..
Here is some info on the cool Gretsch Patent Applied for Filtertron Pickup…It sounds great!!
'58-60 "Patent Applied For" FilterTron
Beginning in late 1957 for the 1958 model year and continuing through about 1960, FilterTrons had “Pat. Applied For” stamped on the metal pickup cover. The smooth plastic frame remained.
These began around serial number 285xx and were used until about 367xx.
This guitar is one of the last with the Gretsch Trestle Bracing…Just what is that…
This is a distinctive bracing system used inside certain Gretsch hollowbody guitars.It is intended to increase sustain and decrease feedback. Gretsch developed trestle bracing and first used it in the late 1950s.
Most hollow body instruments use an internal support method called “sound-post bracing,” in which a vertical wooden dowel located directly under the bridge connects the top of the guitar to the back. The sound post itself doesn’t add much mass, so it has little impact on sustain. Since the sound post takes up very little space inside the guitar, the feedback characteristics of the body remain largely unchanged.
Trestle bracing consists of two bridge-like spruce braces with a wide “U” shape. These run parallel to each other down the center of the instrument interior from the neck joint to the center of the body, ending directly under the bridge. They’re between the f-holes, just beneath the sides of the pickups and bridge. Since each rigid trestle brace has two “feet,” there are four points of attachment that are glued to the back of the guitar. The intention is to enable a solid-body-like response to sustain and feedback while preserving the tonal effect of a hollow body.
This guitar is a one owner guitar and was not gigged...No real back rash and best of all...THE BINDINGS ARE IN ALMOST PERFECT SHAPE .. All original everything.. Everything works as it should. All I did was clean it up, added new 11 guage strings and adjust the original floating bridge to intonate it. Then I proceeded to enjoy playing this guitar for about an hour!! It sounds and plays great. The previous owner had another bridge on it when we got it. It is slightly lower to lower the action some. I left it in the case should you want to use it. Even the Bridge base has a patent number on it...See pic 4... I really wanted the original Roller bridge on this beauty!!
The Deluxe Gretsch Banner Hardshell case is in as great of shape as the guitar. All latches, hinges and original handle are present and working. A really great original case for this cool guitar.
Check out the also included case candy!! The original card from when the guitar was purchased here in Iowa, the replacement bridge, a set of vintage Gretsch Flat Wound Strings that are very old…and two Gretsch Branded Picks! WOW…cool Candy for you!!
This guitar is being sold as-is no returns as its vintage and used. However, I have been handpicking my customers guitars for over 20 years now and they have all loved theirs. This Gretsch beauty will not be an exception.
Thanks for checking out our cool guitars !
Lawman Mike at Lawman Guitars