Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Offered for sale:

Used 1978 Gretsch TK-300 Bass model 7627 serial number 38009.

This bass is in good condition, neck and frets are good, fully functional. Cosmetically this bass has a story to tell. No need to buy a modern “relic” when you can have this one that countless gigs have turned into a genuine relic. This exceeds the definition of “patina”.

The output jack was replaced with the bullet proof Neutrik NJ3FP6C-B.

The Gretsch TK300 (models 7627 and 7626) were produced between 1978 and 1981. Featuring a “hockey stick” headstock, an angular offset double cutaway maple body with nearly straight lines and an unusual indentation at the bottom. It also had an unusual shaped pickguard which a single Supertron pickup and volume and tone controls. Finish options were natural (7627) or red stain (7626). This is quite a unique design from the Baldwin era.

Cool, funky bass, not one you see often!

Case not included. Cases and gig bags available separately.

“We carefully inspect every instrument when we buy it and bring it up to our standards before we offer it for sale. We also do a full set up before we ship.”


Year: 1978

Serial number: 38009

Body: Maple

Neck: Maple

Finish: Natural

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Scale Length: 30”

Number of Frets: 20

Pickguard: White

Bridge: 4 Saddles with height and intonation adjustments

Tuners: Schaller

Pickup: Supertron

Controls: Volume, tone

Width at Nut: 1 5/8”

Radius: 9.5”

Weight: 9.4

*Please note: we do our best giving descriptions of used pieces. We have found it impossible to describe every mark on an instrument or amp that is not in the "mint" category. Also, what's important to you may not be important to someone else. For example, you may say, "I don't care what it looks like as long as it plays or sounds well." Another person may say, "Body cosmetics are very important to me so tell me about every scratch, nick and blemish." So, please ask the questions that are most important to you. If you ask they will be answered. They are free and there's no limit. Additional photos can also be made available.

This is a specific item that is also being offered for sale in our brick & mortar location. It is possible that it has just been sold. Please ask if it is still available before purchasing.

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23 Years
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
10:41 AM
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tues. - Sat. Mondays by appointment only

We accept VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express, as well as certified checks and bank-to-bank wire transfers. Trades and consignments also welcome. Bank to bank wire transfers seem to work best on foreign orders. Wire transfer payment from your bank to: Bank of New York Newburgh branch Imperial Guitar & Soundworks Account number:6800007257 Incoming transit number:021000018 Notify on arrival of funds:(845)561-0202

All shipments made by us are fully insured. Also, all new products are fully covered by the manufacturer's warranty and used gear usually carries our 30 day mail order warranty. All stringed instruments sold by IGS are shipped UPS ground service for about $50.00. Alaska and Hawaii is shipped UPS 2 day Blue Label service for $75.00.(3 day Orange, 2 day Blue, and overnight Red Label is also available throughout the 48 states. Most small goods (pedals, accessories, etc.) are $7.00 for UPS ground service. Size and weight of amplifiers vary greatly. Typically UPS ground service starts at $40.00 and goes up. Please call on each item. GUITAR FREIGHT (Foreign) We ship instruments world wide. Our shipping department prides itself in its ability to safely deliver guitars anywhere in the world. We use UPS Air service, wherever possible. You are responsible for any import duties, V.A.T., etc. on delivery. It is advisable to consult with your local customs office.

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