Here's a fairly rare guitar - a Baldwin era Gretsch Deluxe Chet Model 7680 archtop electric guitar in Autumn Red finish. In walnut finish, this was the 7681. The Gretsch Deluxe Chet was built between 1972 and 1974 as a simplified version of the Super Chet.
The Gretsch Deluxe Chet is a fully hollow archtop with longitudinal tone bars and a wide post under the bridge. The top features bound F-holes and the body has one, close to two, cutaway. The upper bout curves in to meet the heel at an acute angle, but not quite enough to be a full cutaway. Note the triangular plate on the back at the heel - it covers a Baldwin style right-angle truss rod adjustment.
This vintage guitar is in good condition, with moderate to heavy fretwear and wear on the back of the neck. It carries its original filter'Tron pickups, Schaller tuners and gold Gretsch Bigsby tailpiece.
The original brass bridge is in the case, and was replaced with a standard Tune-o-matic model. The neck is 1 11/16 inch wide at the zero fret.
The original Gretsch hardshell case is included.
This is a consignment piece.
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