Dating vintage gretsch guitars

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1952 – 1960 YEAR APPROXIMATE LAST SERIAL NUMBER PRODUCED 1953 1000-1500 1954 1500-2200 1955 2200-3000 1956 3000-4000 1957 4000-5700 1958 5700-8300 1959 12035 1960 – 1969 The following chart displays the first and last serial numbers of guitars produced in each given year (1960 to 1969).

Also had AC "hum" in the reverb was caused by magnetic pickup in the coil tray, fixed by relocating the tray to the vertical side away from the power transformer. If anyone has any information on this guitar (year, woods, etc...) or where I can find more information, it would be greatly appreciated. can you please advise where i can get original specs.

If anyone knows where I can find a replacement, I would really appreciate any information you have about replacing this tuner. Ser# 069115-2 Thanks Cracking sound was "microphonic" capacitor in preamp circuit, identified by listening while "rubbing " lightly on the component. Thanks, JAMES : Need info on schematic and how to get to electronics. I am a guitar techbician restoring neck joint and need info on proper neck angles. Have managed to remove and have disassembled neck copmpetely for restoration.

If I loosen the string that's buzzing and reseat, sometimes the buzzing goes away temporarily. This is one of my childhood dream guitars and I'm very unhappy. Okay, I wasn't insulted but, am I supposed to change the way I play? I love it and want to replace some of the aging components. Regards // Paul I have an acoustic Dorado by Gretsch... Tie string to the controls so when you pull them out you can also pull them back in.

The tech (from a very prestigious store) told me that I have a heavy right hand. Hi, I am in Cape Town, South Africa and have been using a Gretch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman amp for many years - mainly jazz. Regards Mike Larcombe Hello Mike, are you the Mike Larcombe who used to play in Nero and the Gladiators. If you are Mick the you will remember David Lee in Luton, now of Northampton. If you can acknowledge this then I would be happy to let you have more details Regards Mick Chambers I'm a musician with only a few guitars that I keep. Have pdf copy of the schematic dated 1977, if you still need ,advise. Thanks, JAMES All electronics is accessed through the pickup holes in the top.

Through the years, (as well as through several different owners of the Guild Guitar company), some historical documentation has unfortunately been lost or destroyed.

But that Sunday night, my eyes were locked on the guitars.

What was that huge guitar that Harrison was playing?

The Sullivan show at this time not being broadcast in colour.

It was difficult to determine the colours of the guitars. Friedrich Gretsch founded Gretsch Musical Instruments in 1883.

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