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1964 Gretsch Country Club 6192

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Serial #: 78381

Finish: sunburst finish, nitrocellulose type

Body size at lower bout: 17". Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut Width: 1 11 1/6" Body depth: 2 7/8"

Materials: Arched maple to and back, maple sides; soild maple neck; solid Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with pearl thumbprint inlays; three ply body, neck and f-hole binding; original bone nut.

Hardware: 100% original gold plated hardware includes original Gretsch logo tailpiece; Grover Imperial tuners; pearlescent green/gold pickguard with Gretsch logo; adjustable Space Control roller bridge with ebony base; twin Filter 'Tron humbucking pickups; independent volume knobs for each pickup; master volume knob; dual three-way tone switches; three-way master mute switch.

Notes: Gretsch introduced the Country Club model in 1954, replacing the Electro II Cutaway model which had been in production since 1951. A longtime favorite, the sunburst Country Club was designated with the model number 6192, and remains in production to this day. With the body width and long scale of the Gibson L-5, the Country Club has a warm full tone, and its slightly shallower body depth (now adopted by Benedetto, Sadowsky and other contemporary builders) makes for an unusually comfortable playing experience.

This handsome example has been kept in exceptionally fine condition, without cracks, pick or buckle wear, and is remarkably free of the typical weather checking one expects in an instrument of this vintage. Desirable features include the twin original Filter 'Tron pickups, thumbprint inlays, bound fingerboard, and Grover Imperial tuners with the rare oval buttons. The wonderfully named Space Control roller bridge is attached, as well as the original G-logo arrow knobs and tailpiece. With its unique dual switch tone control system, the instrument has a remarkably varied tonal range, from mellow bebop to classic rockabilly twang, and plays effortlessly with smooth low action over a comfy gentle C profile neck. An exceptional example of a highly versatile and perennially popular model

Setup: The frets have been precision leveled, recrowned and polished as required; trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted; bridge height adjusted; bridge compensation set; string slots at nut and bridge inspected and recut as necessary; bridge foot contour inspected and fit to top as necessary; bridge radius inspected and recurved as necessary; bridge wheels and tuners lubricated; fingerboard and bridge oiled; body and neck cleaned and hand polished.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel strings (.012-.052). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 5/64" to 6/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Deluxe black arched plush lined hardshell case.




















































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