Gretsch 6131 Jet Firebird (1957) SOLD!

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If you’re looking for kicking guitar that will set you apart from the masses with its eye-catching good looks, audacious sound, and sheer attitude, you’ve come to the right place. Gretsch fans know that the Duo Jet, Sparkle Jet, and Jet Firebird models are the same in every aspect except finish color. Duo Jets came in understated black, Sparkle Jets were topped with the silver sparkle wrap used on some Gretsch drum kits, and Firebirds were finished in this stunning China red. And who used these models? How about George Harrison, Cliff Gallup of Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, and Billy Zoom of X. If you’ve ever plugged in a Dynasonic-equipped Gretsch, you know what we mean when we say the sound is all about lurid midrange and big twang—a sound we don’t think you’ll get from any other pickup. The prior owner of this guitar had the neck reset a year or two ago by the folks at the Great Salt Lake Guitar Company, and it’s ready to rock for another 50 years. The instrument is absolutely all original, from its open-back Grover tuners to its Dynasonics, beautifully checked finish, and rare Melita bridge. It’s one of the scarce 1957 models, as evidenced by the lovely hump-shaped fret markers that were used only that year. As you’ll see in the photos, there is a slight crack in the back—most likely along a glue joint between pieces of mahogany—that does not affect the integrity of the instrument. Comes in the original hardshell case. 8/10 SOLD!

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If you’re looking for kicking guitar that will set you apart from the masses with its eye-catching good looks, audacious sound, and sheer attitude, you’ve come to the right place. Gretsch fans know that the Duo Jet, Sparkle Jet, and Jet Firebird models are the same in every aspect except finish color. Duo Jets came in understated black, Sparkle Jets were topped with the silver sparkle wrap used on some Gretsch drum kits, and Firebirds were finished in this stunning China red. And who used these models? How about George Harrison, Cliff Gallup of Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, and Billy Zoom of X. If you’ve ever plugged in a Dynasonic-equipped Gretsch, you know what we mean when we say the sound is all about lurid midrange and big twang—a sound we don’t think you’ll get from any other pickup. The prior owner of this guitar had the neck reset a year or two ago by the folks at the Great Salt Lake Guitar Company, and it’s ready to rock for another 50 years. The instrument is absolutely all original, from its open-back Grover tuners to its Dynasonics, beautifully checked finish, and rare Melita bridge. It’s one of the scarce 1957 models, as evidenced by the lovely hump-shaped fret markers that were used only that year. As you’ll see in the photos, there is a slight crack in the back—most likely along a glue joint between pieces of mahogany—that does not affect the integrity of the instrument. Comes in the original hardshell case. 8/10 SOLD!