"The Best Figured Maple Plywood is Reserved for the Body of the 6193 in Natural Finish"
1956 Gretsch 6193 Country Club
This 'Natural' Country Club weighs just 7.40 lbs. and features a two and three-quarter inch deep, flamed rock maple body, with quadruple binding on the top and back and two large double-bound f-holes. Two-piece maple neck with an ebony center strip. with a nut width of just under 1 11/16 inches, a scale length of 25 1/2 inches and a nice medium-to-thick profile. Triple-bound ebony fretboard with 21 original medium-thin frets and inlaid pearl 'hump-top' block position markers. Triple bound headstock with inlaid pearl Gretsch "T-roof" logo. Individual Grover Imperial tuners with stairstep metal buttons. Two-layer black over white plastic truss-rod cover with three screws. Two DeArmond (Dynasonic) pickups, with balanced outputs of 2.88k and 2.87k. Original gold Lucite pickguard with Gretsch "T-roof" logo in black engraved from the underside. Three controls on the lower treble bout (one volume for each pickup and master tone) and one control on the cutaway bout (master volume) plus one three-way pickup selector switch on upper bass bout. Plain "Arrow" knobs with cross-hatch pattern on sides. Melita Synchro-Sonic bridge and "G" cutout tailpiece. All hardware gold-plated (minimal tarnishing). This guitar is totally unfaded and in near mint (9.25) condition. Original Gretsch rectangular white label with the model number "6193" stamped in blue, and the serial number stamped in red, inside bass "f" hole. The absolute bare minimum of belt-buckle rash on the back (nothing through the finish). The original frets and fretboard show virtually no wear. A wonderful example in near mint (9.25) condition. Housed in the original four-latch, shaped brown hardshell case with maroon plush lining (9.25). (#1966)
|1956||Near Mint||Natural||Original Hard|
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