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 Gretsch Country Roc

For Cowboys only ?

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Notes: The Fred Gretsch Mfg. Co. was founded in 1883 in Brooklyn by the German immigrant named Friedrich Gretsch and the company started out to make drums and banjos. By the turn of the century, Gretsch was one of the leading manufacturers of musical instruments. By 1930 guitars were an important part of Gretsch's catalog and they competed with Gibson and Epiphone but the heydays of the Gretsch guitars mainly extended over the 50ties and 60ties decade due to the cooperation with the famous virtuoso Chet Atkins. It is due to his co-work that many Gretsch models are still known and in demand.

Materials: 13.5" wide single cutaway mahogany body with G-brand, arched top, multilayered black / white binding on body, mahogany neck, bound neck and headstock, 24 3/4" scale, 1 11/16" nut width, ebony fingerboard with 22 frets, mother of pearl inlays in full Western trim with Long horn bulls, cactus, pistol, Winchester gun and Indian arrow, tooled leather edge trim, neck joint at 18 fret, horseshoe symbol and Gretsch logo on headstock made of mother of pearl.

Hardware: Super Tron pickups, 1 master volume, 2 volume / 2 tone pots, adjustable tune-o-matic bridge, Bigsby vibrato appears factory installed, golden Gretsch pickguard, 3-way toggle switch on upper bout, Waverly tuner, plastic truss rod cover at heel.

Facts: The serial number dates it to June 1975. Only a few Country Roc were built, probably less than 100. The reason maybe because they had two fire burning in the Gretsch factory, one in January and one in December 1973 with severe damage.

Condition: The original frets have little wear. The finish is in fairly good condition. Waverly tuners have been installed at some point. Considering the age, the guitar is in overall excellent condition.

Playability: Comfy neck with C-profile that is so easy to play.

Tone: The Super-Tron pickups sound just amazing. Superb clear sound in all registers.

Case: With original Gretsch case with Brooklyn - Chicago emblem.

Setup: Currently strung with round wound strings (.010-046).

To Summarize: The classy appearance with its full western style makes it unique amongst electric guitars. Therefore, the Gretsch Country Roc is appealing to Cowgirls and Cowboys as well. The guitar also stands out of the crowd because of its pickups, which have a fantastic sound. A real rarity.

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