**Marked down! I've acquired another Catseye for my personal collection so I don't mind being aggressive with this one. Mid-1950s Gretsch Synchromatic 160 with catseye soundholes. Pretty good shape for an older Gretsch that has definitely been played. Finish still strong, except for an area near the fretboard extension and another at the treble side of the bridge (might be the result of a pickup and/or transducer used in the past). Body binding is all original, but has pulled up a little at the waists. Binding on treble side of fretboard is cleanly replaced and nicely matched. No binding on soundholes - probably deteriorated. Vintage tailpiece, repro bridge, Stewmac Golden Age tuners. Neck is tight and solid, but angle is quite low so bridge is down pretty far. It has moved forward slightly over the years, but you can push on it until it starts to bend with no movement whatsoever or even creaking at the joint. Nice player with serious mid-rangey bark. Cool faux gator case, but not sure if original.

Year Condition Color Case
~1955 Very Good sunburst Soft


Hootenanny Vintage Guitars
Thomas Patrick Diggins
Youngstown, OH
5:39 AM

Real charges only - no added materials or handling charges. All guitars insured for full value. I will use the least expensive shipping available, although this may be slow in some circumstances (e.g. parcel post). Please let me know if you desire a faster, albeit more, expensive service. Please allow 2 - 4 days of time to prepare and pack your guitar IN ADDITION to the actual shipping transit.

NO buyer's remorse PLEASE! Damage or loss in shipping = insurance claim (with which I will be glad to assist you). At my discretion, a disatistfied buyer may return a guitar (with a thorough explanation) for a full refund of purchase price but not of shipping. I'd rather begrudgingly take back a guitar than truly disappoint a customer. If, however, I have ever made a serious error in identification/originality/damage etc. that negatively affects a guitar's value, then a full refund including shipping will be given. PLEASE file any return claims ASAP - seven days at most.