$1,500 off
Description

Funny how the Les Paul ended up being a $400,000 guitar while the average Duo Jet sells for under $10K. Gretsch designed the Duo Jet in 1953 to compete directly with Gibsons gold top just released in 1952. I have lately been surprised at how good 50's Gretsch's can be. Odd that they fell so far in the 60's. Cadillac Green was an option for the Duo Jet and they didn't make a whole lot of them. Green guitars have never really been a thing. But rarity counts as does playability and tone and this well played 57 has all that. It is all original including the frets. You might want to replace them soon if you're going to gig or record. For everyday playing, it's fine. There is checking and some fairly heavy wear to the back of the neck. The top has some wear at the ends of the bridge base probably from movement (it's a floating Melita). Dearmond Dynasonic pickups which compare roughly to a P90. Original "snowflake" case. These guitars are definitely underrated and while I can't say whether they will ever be great investments, they are a great way to get started in vintage without taking out a second mortgage.

OK Guitars

OK Guitars

1957
Gretsch
Good
Cadillac Green
Original Hard
14 Years
$15,000 down from $16,500
OK Guitars
Charles Gelber
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