Gretsch 6117 Double Anniversary (1962) SOLD!

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Ever wonder how archeologist Howard Carter felt in 1922 when he first thrust his torch into the blackness of King Tut’s tomb? We felt a similar adrenalin rush when we opened the case of this remarkably preserved 1962 Gretsch Double Anniversary. Not only was the guitar a thing of supernal beauty, but the accessory compartment yielded treasure after treasure—remarkable artifacts including original hang tag, quality control checklist card, Gretsch Guitar Guaranty certificate, introduction to hilo tron pickups, and an official Gretsch polishing cloth wrapper. There were also a couple of oddities that made us wonder what the good folks at Gretsch were thinking the day they shipped this instrument; these include a description of the “action flow fret nut” (though the guitar doesn’t have a zero fret), and information on the ill-conceived Tone Twister (though there was no Tone Twister in sight). The guitar itself is in beautiful condition and has all of the hallmarks of an early-60s Annie: Rosewood fretboard, neo-classic position markers, a stunning sunburst that makes you feel like you could walk right into it, G arrow knobs, a Space Control bridge, and a pair of ultra-versatile hilo tron pickups. Everything is completely original except for the short piece of binding that follows the neck joint from top to back inside the cutout; we replaced the original piece, which had fallen victim to the dreaded Gretsch binding rot. All other binding looks great, and is 100% stable at this time. The instrument has a rock-solid neck joint, a great-feeling neck, and wonderful action. If you appreciate a stunningly beautiful guitar and love the unique, full-range sound of hilo trons, this your instrument. Seriously. Comes in original Gretsch hardshell case.

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Ever wonder how archeologist Howard Carter felt in 1922 when he first thrust his torch into the blackness of King Tut’s tomb? We felt a similar adrenalin rush when we opened the case of this remarkably preserved 1962 Gretsch Double Anniversary. Not only was the guitar a thing of supernal beauty, but the accessory compartment yielded treasure after treasure—remarkable artifacts including original hang tag, quality control checklist card, Gretsch Guitar Guaranty certificate, introduction to hilo tron pickups, and an official Gretsch polishing cloth wrapper. There were also a couple of oddities that made us wonder what the good folks at Gretsch were thinking the day they shipped this instrument; these include a description of the “action flow fret nut” (though the guitar doesn’t have a zero fret), and information on the ill-conceived Tone Twister (though there was no Tone Twister in sight). The guitar itself is in beautiful condition and has all of the hallmarks of an early-60s Annie: Rosewood fretboard, neo-classic position markers, a stunning sunburst that makes you feel like you could walk right into it, G arrow knobs, a Space Control bridge, and a pair of ultra-versatile hilo tron pickups. Everything is completely original except for the short piece of binding that follows the neck joint from top to back inside the cutout; we replaced the original piece, which had fallen victim to the dreaded Gretsch binding rot. All other binding looks great, and is 100% stable at this time. The instrument has a rock-solid neck joint, a great-feeling neck, and wonderful action. If you appreciate a stunningly beautiful guitar and love the unique, full-range sound of hilo trons, this your instrument. Seriously. Comes in original Gretsch hardshell case.