1998 Gretsch Country Classic II

1998 Gretsch Country Classic II

Ah Gretsch; where would we be without them? I’ll risk redundancy here by saying that they are SO unique, nothing else even close to the great things that they do and are, and we all love them. I know that I certainly do, having worked on the final production/setup line in their original factory in Brooklyn, NY, as a teenager in the mid-1960s, and many years later in life having helped the Fender Company get their newly-acquired brand off the ground in my store here in Greenwich Village, New York. Along the way between the original place and the Fender acquisition there were a few different iterations, not quite identical to the originals and not quite identical to the later re-issues, and with some wonderful features not seen on either of those. This is one of them, a 1998 Country Classic II, and it is as rock-solid as any electric guitar ever has been. The basics are all there: Gretsch Country Gentleman body shape and exact right finish; two patented Gretsch Filter ‘Tron pickups; genuine Bigsby tremolo tailpiece and zero-fret/nut arrangement; Gretsch “thumbnail” inlaid fret markers; Grover Rotomatic tuning machines; luscious gold-plated hardware all around (we actually did that gold-plating in-house back in the 1960s!); and the traditional Country Gent control arrangement of volume control for each pickup, master volume, pickup selector switch, tone switch(!), and standby switch. No balky mutes like on the originals, and no wobbly bridges like on the originals; this bridge stands firm! And it’s got that same crazy large pad on the back, held on by snaps, just like on the originals and there for the same reason, which I won’t reveal here but will if you write to me. So here it is, one heck of a very cool Gretsch guitar, now twenty-two years old and in perfect, near-mint, barely ever played condition. Comes with its original Gretsch hard shell case. Only $1695 w/ohsc

w/ohsc

$1695.00
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