1961 Gretsch Double Anniversary Model 6118
Just in to the shop is this really cool vintage 1961 Gretsch Double Anniversary model electric guitar. This comes to us from the original owners family and has been well loved throughout the years. This guitar plays and sounds absolutely incredible. The tone on these vintage Gretsch guitars is unlike anything else. Perfect guitar for that Brian Setzer Rockabilly sound or for playing your favorite AC/DC tunes.
The guitar has a really cool smoke green finish and Gretsch vibrato tailpiece which was not standard issue on these models but is known to have been done upon special request. These guitars were ordinarily shipped in 2 model versions which were the 6117 (sunburst) and the 6118 (2-tone green) and featured dual HiLo 'Tron pickups, space control bridge and G style tailpiece.
You will notice in the pictures that the guitars label denotes it as a model 6117 and has been hand written in pencil by the builder at the factory rather than stamped. This is interesting as it looks as though the builder made a mistake as this guitar is clearly a 2-tone smoke green finish available only on the 6118 model.
Everything on the guitar is original except the bridge, pickguard, mounting rings, and 2 switch tips which look to have been replaced with other vintage original Gretsch parts. The instrument does exhibit normal wear of an instrument that has been played but well cared for through the years. The guitar will be professionally packed and comes with a nice vintage non original hard shell case.