Description

This Gretsch Streamliner was made in the USA in early 1958. It is marked "6189" on the label but the 6189 Streamliner was a single pickup guitar. This guitar has generated some discussion in our store about whether it is a rare transitional model or simply a modified Streamliner. The argument for original is that both pickups are matching 50's PAF filtertrons, the pots (which would not even be on a Streamliner) both date to 1957, and the pickguard (which is clearly 50's) is factory shaped for 2-pickups. On the other hand, the routing for the bridge pickup is noticeably more crude than the neck pickup, and of course the label says "6189". There has been less debate about the fact that this is a very cool guitar that plays and sounds great. It has trestle bracing so the construction and design is identical to a late 50's 6120 which is arguably the best version of that model. The guitar shows wear and tear but no structural damage. It has been refretted. It comes with the original case.

Southside Guitars

Southside Guitars

1958
Gretsch
Very Good
Bamboo Yellow
Original Hard
20 Years
$4,650
Southside Guitars
Ben Taylor-Sam Taylor
(718) 218-8201
Brooklyn, NY
10:02 AM
Southside Guitars is open Monday-Friday 11am to 7pm and Saturday 12 to 6pm. We are closed Sunday. "Please feel free to stop by and check out our shop. We do recommend looking at our inventory online beforehand. We have a small selection of used instruments on display. Please note that the majority of our inventory is stored in cases. Southside Guitars was founded in 2006 by Ben and Sam Taylor to showcase our love of vintage music gear and our desire to provide excellent quality used and vintage instruments to musicians and collectors. We specialize in collector and player grade vintage guitars, basses, amps and effects. We carry lots of very unique instruments and have something for every musician out there. If you are in the New York area and like vintage guitars you will not be disappointed."

We accept Credit cards (Visa, MC, Amex, Discover), Paypal, Money orders, personal checks and bank wires.

Guitars are shipped by Fedex ground unless other arrangements are made. Guitars are usually shipped within 24 hours of purchase.

We offer a 48 hour no questions asked return policy. If you don't like it, just send it back and we will issue a refund. We do not refund shipping charges and if you pay with a credit card there is a 5% restocking fee. If you pay with cash, check, paypal, or bank wire there is no restocking fee.