This vintage original circa 1956 Paramount hollowbody archtop electric was made by Gretsch in Brooklyn, NYC, USA!
Plays remarkably well with a good action and straight neck.
Features a stunning original Sunburst finish.
Nice fat 50s style neck feels amazing....they don't make em like this anymore.
Original Franz pickups sound remarkably warm, round and organic. Very punchy and clear with a clean tone. Wired originally out of phase so the two together are great for that classic clear, woody, old school blues tone. Sound like T. Bone without spending the cash on an ES-5!
A wonderful guitar for a singer songwriter.
It's got lots of mojo age and wear. Signs of wear throughout and deterioration to the binding.
Comes with nice vintage original hardshell case, too!
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We use UPS ground for shipping. We can work out overnight shipping on a case by case basis. Buyer pays all shipping charges.
All Sales Final. The only exception is internet sales. Please make sure you get an in-hand description for guitars purchased via the internet. 24 hour approval period on internet sales. After 24 hours, no returns. Buyer assumes all shipping charges. If we agree to a return, as in an internet sale, instruments must be returned in the condition they were sent. Shipping costs will be deducted from the return, and buyer will assume these costs. If we accept a return there will also be a 5% re-stocking fee. All merchandise sold is in used - as is condition. All sales final. If there is an exception made on any return over 24 hours, there will be a 15% re-stocking fee to the customer. No returns whatsoever on guitar parts.