Description

No sales tax for customers outside California.

This Country Gent has seen some play, but it held up really nicely and has the look that only played guitars have.

Gretsch's from this era aren't the most highly sought after guitars, but to me they are better playing and more serviceable guitars than most of the mid to late 60s pieces I see. They don't get the nasty binding rot that earlier examples suffer from, the neck sets are much better, and the guitars are simply more playable.

Changed parts include the base of the bridge and the strap buttons. We assume that the bridge base isn't original because it didn't hug the top very well, and the height adjustment wheels are chrome as well. We properly sanded the bottom of the bridge to better fit the curve of the top, which does help the tone. The bridge is original. The saddles have been cut a little deep, but it intonates well and the guitar sets up very nicely. There are two screw holes in the top between the bridge and the treble pickup.
The guitar was refretted at some point, and they have plenty of life left.  An armrest was added to the bass bout. 
he top. It look perfect there so we're just going to leave it where it isAll other parts are original, including the sweet Bigsby. There is one added screw next to the Bigsby for some reason.

There are no other changes to the guitar.

The color is strong and the binding is in great shape - no sign of the notorious Gretsch binding rot. The truss rod was tested and there is room for future adjustment. Electronics are untouched and work great.

Non original hard-shell case included.

Color: Walnut
Weight: 8lb 3.3oz
Top: Maple
Body: Maple
Neck: Maple
Fretboard: Bound Ebony
Inlays: Thumbprint / Half Moon
Frets: Re-fret
Fret count: 22
Nut: Zero fret
Nut width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 24.25"
Radius: 9.5"
Neck thickness at 1st fret: .78"
Neck thickness at 12th fret: .93"
Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 2/32"
Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 5/64"
Total length: 43.25"
Lower bout: 17"
Waist: 10.5"
Upper bout: 12 3/8"
Body depth/thickness: 2"
String gauge: .010-.046
Hardware Color: Gold
Bridge Pickup Brand: Filtertron
Bridge Pickup Reading: 4.09k
Bridge Pickup Original?: Yes
Neck Pickup Brand: Filtertron
Neck Pickup Reading: 4.10k
Neck Pickup Original?: Yes
Pickguard: Original
Bridge/Tailpiece: Original Saddles, non-Original Rosewood Base.
Tuners: Original Schaller
Switches: Original
Pots: Original
Case: Non Original Gretsch Hard Shell
Notes:
Shipping policy:

Three day UPS air shipments will be automatic for buyers including these states and those to the east of them: Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas. Shipments will require signature on delivery, no exceptions. If there is damage, the buyer must retain all packing materials intact and picture them immediately and send them to sales@maharsvintageguitars.com. Less than 1% of our shipments are damaged in transit, and we are committed to making sure your item arrives safely, but we are taking these additional measures to make sure you are happy with your purchase.

Mahar's Vintage Guitars

Mahar's Vintage Guitars

1973
Gretsch
Brand New
Walnut
Hard
$2,595.99
Mahar's Vintage Guitars
Chuck Mahar
530-570-1525
Online Only
8:34 PM
Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. Usually available always, sometimes not so much, even at other times on other days.

Buyer to pay prior to shipment via Paypal, wire transfer, credit card or other electronic means. Payment must clear before shipping. Certified checks and trades are accepted, however checks must clear before we will ship and trades must be received here and evaluated prior to shipment of our item.

All orders ship within three business days of the receipt of an order, usually faster. Tracking information will be automatically forwarded to all buyers. Buyers must retain all shipping materials in the event a return is necessary.

Returns accepted if the purchaser responds within 48 hours of receipt of an item and there is a discrepancy relating to the condition or originality of an item. Returns are not accepted for items that do not meet the needs or sonic tastes of clients due to the subjective nature, unless such concern is stated prior to the purchase. Any return for reasons other than incorrect advertising of condition or originality on the part of Mahar's Vintage Guitars shall be the responsibility of the buyer, which shall result in the buyer paying all shipping costs (to and from) their location.