AFTER 40 YEARS IN VINTAGE GUITARS ... A 2ND FOR ME. Late 1955 GRETSCH ROUNDUP . This incarnation has all of the earliest features except the steer head has now become a horse shoe head stock inlay. The earliest you normally see any literature offering the Orange color is 1957 ... even in the VG Buyer's guide Orange is not listed until 1957 and most early ones were either Pine, Maple or the occasional Mahogany tops but you see only a few early orange models. 2 strong dyno-sonic pick ups make this guitar really rich with all kinds of overtones. The western motif is stunning with cactus and flowers inlays (2nd incarnation hump tops but still W /cactus inlays) ... cowboy belt buckle bridge "G Brand" and tooled leather belt surrounding the sides of the guitar and all combined to make one of the most attractive and BEST R+R and Rock-a-billy guitars of all time. All original with the exception of Grover roto-matics and a reissue pick guard. You'll notice that it is priced at as little as 1/2 of what some are asking but the tuners/guard are the only changes. If you zoom in there is a line at the back of the neck near the heel BUTTT it is only a cosmetic line and appears to be no more than finish deep. It was never a break nor repair. The owner had leaned it against the same table when it was at rest. Comes with the original hard shell case. (see pix)
Pay Pal, Cash, Personal Check, Money Order/Cashier's check, Wire transfers or Western Union. Pay Pal and wire transfers are offered as a convenience for far away buyers and all extra expenses are the customer's responsibilty. Unless i price my guitars up with some of the really big dealers theres not enough profit in Vintage guitars to pay out 3.9% additional. If you need to pay with a credit card there is still a way though i don't take them directly .... and that is that Pay Pal will take the card and pay me through normal services. Any time that a deposit is taken for any special arrangements or "holds" it is non refundable. To have these rules work in your favor all transactions need to be completed or deposited on w/in 5 days.
Buyer pays shipping. Shipping will be determined on a case by case basis so as to include size, weight, distance, insured amount and method requested. Shipping is paid by customer both ways on any returns.
All parties buying through the mail or offsite are allowed a 48 hour approval/inspection period on ALL guitars, unless discussed otherwise, to make sure they are keeping their purchase (but not amps to keep shipping delicate amps back and forth to a minimum and not on parts either ... too many guys doing "switcharoo's" or wrecking them trying to install them, break them and then trying to send them back ... sorry ... you have to reap the behavior of so many others). Buyer pays shipping. Payments must be received within 5 working days of anything placed on HOLD. When you receive the guitar your 48 hour return includes 2 days to receive it and approve or not and you MUST contact me. WE DO STRICTLY adhere to these rules. I don't mean to sound tough here but you would be amazed at the liberties taken in recent past! Thanks for your understanding and adherence. If an instument is put on hold and any special arraingements have been made like a deposit and hold followed up by another payment that is considerd a sold instrument since it has been taken off of the market for other possible buyers. Its not fair to us to hold it off the market and then decide against it so make sure to ask ALL questions and we will be thrilled to give you an in hands description. The same poicy holds true if you have us change the guitar (like "set it up for left handed etc ...). If that kind of work is done thats on an instrument that is a done deal also. Thanks. ALL Outside the USA sales are FINAL due to extended "visits" through customs and some countries laxed attitude about shipping on time.