1967 Gretsch Double Anniversary

$ 3611.64

Unlike your typical limited edition or special release, the Anniversary models – introduced in 1958 to celebrate Gretsch’s 75th anniversary – were priced at a level intended to bring as many customers as possible in on the celebration. Clearly, the effort worked. Gretsch saw no reason to delete the model from the catalogue, and it evolved right alongside its siblings as this rather quirky company changed specs and components over the years, until removed from production in 1977

The Anniversary models were constructed the same as the cornerstone hollowbody models such as the 6120 Chet Atkins. Both had hollow bodies that were 16 inches wide and 2.5 inches deep, made from braced laminated maple, with dual f-holes and rounded cutaways. Likewise, their necks were made to the shorter traditional 24.5-inch Gretsch scale length.

The Double Anniversary got its name from having two pickups (yes the Single Anniversary has one pickup), and also added a three-way selector switch beside the tone switch on the upper bout, plus an individual volume control for each pickup in addition to the final master volume on the horn.

Despite being the “cheaper” Gretsch model of its time the specification is still pretty good by today’s standards – double bound body; bound f-holes; bound rosewood fretboard with zeros fret and the distinctive thumb print fret markers; Van Ghent open back tuners; Hi-Lo ‘Tron pickups and the rather cool space control bridge.

This 1967 model is in fantastic condition. All original with the exception of missing its scratch plate, and we think the base of the floating bridge may be a replacement. The guitar does not have any of the binding rot you often see on Gretsch guitars of this age. It does have a few very small marks to show for its 55 years – a small loss of finish next to one of the volume controls, vacant holes where scratch plate would have been fitted , 2 small marks on the back of the neck and a scuff to the top of the headstock – shown as best we can on last 5 pictures – and comes complete with its original silver Gretsch archtop case. All in all and super clean example of this vintage Gretsch classic.

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