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Retrofret Stock # 4715. Gretsch Model PX 6070 Model Electric Bass Guitar (1964), made in Brooklyn, NY, serial # 64229, sunburst lacquer finish, laminated maple body, mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard. One of the most distinctive creations from Gretsch's Brooklyn domain, the PX 6070 Electric Bass is a most imposing instrument in more ways than one. This is a VERY large bass; with a long 34" Fender scale on a large, fully hollow body it is considerably bigger overall than most similar instruments. Gretsch appears to have intended this bass to be played primarily in a stand-up position' there is a cello-style endpin that screws to the bottom end, and no lower strap button. The pickup is a single Super'tron in the bridge position, with a volume, standby and tone-switch rig. This is also a fairly fancy instrument-the "Country Gentleman" sized body is multi-bound top and back and finished in a dark tobacco sunburst with "bound" appliqu� F-holes. All hardware is gold plated and the headstock is bound as well. There is a lever-action Gretsch mute (surprisingly effective on a bass), two white plastic finger-rests and a padded back. The neck is huge, with a deep "C" profile and a flat ebony fingerboard-it is easily the largest electric bass neck we have ever seen! The action is low and the sound is very full and punchy, fairly bright if needed and well defined; quite unlike the typical Gibson hollow body bass sound. These PX 6070's are rather rare...very few players seem to have used them when new (John Entwistle played one briefly in 1965) and although in production for 5 years or so this model rarely turns up today. Thos is a fine example in excellent playing condition and includes the usually-lost stand up pin. There are hardly any vintage full-scale hollowbody basses extant; this Gretsch fills an unusual niche. A spectacular looking and sounding bass for the player of slightly eccentric tastes!Overall length is 52 in. (132.1 cm.), 17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 34 in. (864 mm.). Width of nut is 1 7/8 in. (48 mm.). A very nice overall; all original except bridge base is a reproduction. Gold plating is pretty well faded; some light wear but overall in very well preserved condition. The previous owner told us the original gig bag crumbled some time back, so there is no case included. Excellent Condition.

Retrofret Vintage Guitars

Retrofret Vintage Guitars

1964
Gretsch
Excellent
sunburst lacquer
None
Retrofret Vintage Guitars
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