Description

Here's a 1936 Gretsch Artist Model 150. Super rare archtop, that when introduced in 1933, was the top of the line model!! Carved solid spruce top, solid figured maple back & sides, solid maple neck, original Grover tulip tuners, ebony fingerboard, pearl fingerboard inlays, and stunning ornate pearl engraving on the headstock. The guitar measures 16" at the lower bout, 3.5" in depth, 1 3/4" at the nut, with a 24 3/4" scale length. The tailpiece is not original, but is an authentic Gretsch harp style trapeze tailpiece. There's been binding work done on both the top and back of the body, as well as along the fretboard (see last pic), which is all secure and in tact now. There's also finish touch up along the binding on both the top & back of the body, and along the sides of the fingerboard. The finish was buffed at some point, as it's now closer to a matte finish. There's a crack repair below the bridge, in-between the center of the trapeze tailpiece. That's sealed and solid as ever. The guitar had a neck re-set at some point as well. Right now the action is at medium height, with a little bit of room in the bridge to go down. The neck has a chunky round profile, and feels fantastic! Tonally it's warm, full, with beautiful clarity. It's a cannon! HSC included!

Weight- 5lbs oz
Nut Width- 1.75"

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SS Vintage

SS Vintage

1936
Gretsh
Very Good
Sunburst
Hard
$3,950
SS Vintage
George Coutretsis
773-472-3333
Chicago, Illinois
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Monday-Friday 10am-6pm Appointment Only

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