Retrofret Stock # 4510. Gretsch PX 6129 Silver Jet Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1955), made in Brooklyn, NY, serial # 15675, silver sparkle top, natural back and sides finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original tweed hard shell case. One of the coolest and most striking Gretsch guitars ever, this 1955 Silver Jet is in fine playing condition and is a an excellent example of this rare and sought after model. All original Silver Jets are very rare; this one is from early 1955-the model's second year of production. One distinctive feature is the small unmarked pickguard, usually seen only on the very earliest Jets from 1954. Other typical features for 1955 are the twin DeArmond Dynasonic pickups, fully adjustable Melita bridge and openback Waverly tuners. This model listed for $255.00 in 1955-amazingly Gretsch didn't originally charge extra for the eye-catching silver sparkle top (made of the same Nitron plastic material used to cover drum shells). Perhaps even in the populuxe 1950's this was gaudier than most players wanted to go...the Duo Jet and Jet Fire Bird with painted tops appear to have sold in far greater numbers. The Silver Jet remains one of the most recognizable and collectible of Gretsch guitars; along with the White Falcon it represents the Gretsch aesthetic at its most exuberant. This very guitar is pictured in THE GRETSCH BOOK by Tony Bacon and Paul Day (on page 16) and 50 YEARS OF GRETSCH GUITARS by Tony Bacon (on page 14).Overall length is 39 3/8 in. (100 cm.), 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 2 in. (5.1 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 24 1/2 in. (622 mm.). Width of nut is 1 3/4 in. (44 mm.). Very nice shape overall; the neck has been expertly reset and refretted (with larger fretwire than original, but not overly huge!). The silver sparkle top is in very fine condition with no shrinkage or discoloration. All binding completely intact, no deterioration anywhere. All parts original except switch tip and the base of the Melita bridge (original included but needs repair to the post connectors). A really fine playing 1950's Silver Jet , includes the original tweed HSC in very fine condition. Overall Excellent Condition.
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