And the award for the most cowboy-style guitar we’ve ever seen goes to…. this beautiful 1955 Gretsch Round-up with a Knotty Pine Top! The details are truly astonishing with this piece. Gretsch really thought of everything: a steer head inlay on the headstock, western images engraved on the fretboard inlays, a leather-tooled belt around the entire perimeter of the body, a belt buckle tailpiece, and a G brand on the forearm. It’s just the perfect guitar to play those galloping cowboy licks, with a very comfortable neck and overall comfortable weight. These were incredibly limited when built, with low production numbers from 1953 to 1955, and a small batch in 1957. Due to the soft nature of the pine top, a switch ring looks like it was added to help support the area.

Overall Condition: 7.5, light dings throughout, especially to the top, worming throughout the back


  • finish_details Knotty Pine, Original, Good Condition, light dings and marks throughout the guitar, no massive areas of wear
  • body_material Mahogany/Pine
  • neck_material Mahogany
  • fretboard_material Rosewood
  • neck_profile Full C
  • weight 7 lbs 3 oz
  • scale_length 24-1/2"
  • pickup_readings N: 7.92K B: 8.10K
  • electronics Original, Untouched
  • nut_width 1-5/8"
  • hardware Original, Good, patina and slight wear throughout. Belt appointments in good shape
  • includes Original White Hardshell
  • year
Well Strung Guitars

Well Strung Guitars

Knotty Pine
Well Strung Guitars
Well Strung Team
Farmingdale, New York
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