Celebrating Seventy-Five Years of The Company's Founding.
1959 Gretsch 6118 Double Anniversary Model.
This original "Two-Tone Smoke Green" 6118 Double Anniversary weighs just 6.70 lbs. and has a nut width of just over 1 11/16 inches and a scale length of 24 1/2 inches. Double-bound on top and single-bound on bottom laminated maple body with two unbound f-holes. Medium to thick profile maple neck, and ebony fretboard with 21 original thin frets and neoclassic inlaid pearl half-moon (thumbprint) position markers. Headstock with inlaid pearl Gretsch "T-roof" logo and "Anniversary Model" plaque. Individual Grover StaTite open-back tuners with oval metal buttons. Two Gretsch 'Pat Applied For' Filter'Tron humbucking pickups with silver iucite surrounds and outputs of 4.17k and 4.13k. Green Lucite pickguard with Gretsch "T-roof" logo in relief in white. Two volume controls + one master volume control on treble side, one three-way pickup selector switch and one three-way tone selector switch on bass side. Chrome-plated "Arrow-through-G" control knobs with knurled sides. Gretsch 'Roller' bridge on ebony base and Gretsch tailpiece with "G" cutout secured to side of body with three screws. Inside the bass f-hole is the original rectangular white, gray and orange label with serial no. typed in black. The original frets show some playing wear - but this is mostly confined to the first three frets. There is also some minor playing wear to the fretboard (first two frets only). The original pickguard has been neatly repaired (there is a spare reproduction pickguard in the case). Overall this fine guitar is in exceptionally fine(9.00) condition with just a few very small and insignificant surface marks/indentations on the body. The back of the neck shows some slight surface loss due to playing wear which again is confined to the first four frets. Original Gretsch five-latch, two-tone gray shaped hardshell case with maroon plush lining (8.75). (#1707).
|1959||Excellent||Two-Tone Smoke Green||Original Hard|
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