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⚌Reduced‼ Gretsch Anniversary 6118 Two Tone Smoke Green 1964

⚌Reduced‼ Gretsch Anniversary 6118 Two Tone Smoke Green 1964

Here we have a very nice Gretsch Anniversary 6118 in Two Tone Smoke Green, built during 1964 in Brooklyn, New York. The Gretsch Anniversary Models were introduced as lower cost versions of the popular 6120 during 1958 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the company’s 1883 founding. This Gretsch Anniversary 6118 dates to 1964 and is in very nice condition, with no binding deterioration. The Two Tone Smoke Green finish shows natural and expected lacquer checking but the colours are rich and vibrant with very little physical damage otherwise. This guitar appears to be all original, with one subtle modification – the black plastic pickup inserts have been removed and flipped to be all black, with the ‘Gretsch’ logo hidden and facing down.

Vintage
Price: $3,495.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌Gretsch 6125 Single Anniversary Smoke Green, 1959

❌SOLD❌Gretsch 6125 Single Anniversary Smoke Green, 1959

The Gretsch 6125 Single Anniversary appeared in 1958 as an evolution of the Streamliner, itself based on the popular Chet Atkins 6120 model and in 1959 featured Trestle Bracing and the new patent applied for Filter ‘Tron hum cancelling pickup designed by Ray Butts. Here we’re looking at an all original Gretsch 6125 Single Anniversary in Smoke Green Two Tone. It’s in very nice condition, a very good neck angle and minimal wear to the finish and frets. There is a bit of binding damage, typical to Gretsch models of the era (due to long-term interaction between the binding and the binding glue), only on the short piece of binding next to the heel on the cutaway.

Vintage
Price: $2,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Starburst 100th Anniversary Cutaway Maple, 1994

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Starburst 100th Anniversary Cutaway Maple, 1994

Built from 1992 to 1994, the Gibson Starburst Standard uses a cutaway mini-Jumbo body built of Maple, and as its name suggests features arrays of star shaped inlays. This model was popular, and Jorma Kaukonen apparently had several that he used regularly, including the blue-finished model in the Homespun Tapes clip linked here. The Gibson Starburst was a model produced for a short time in limited numbers in Bozeman, Montana and was designed chiefly by Ren Ferguson. Intended to mark the 100th anniversary of Orville Gibson’s first guitar sales, the Starburst aims towards players who need to amplify their guitars. As such, its wood choices are intended to reduce resonance and volume and thus reduce feedback.

Used
Price: $1,900.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gretsch Anniversary 6124 Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1963

❌SOLD❌ Gretsch Anniversary 6124 Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst,  1963

Originally built between 1958 and 1972, the Gretsch Anniversary 6124 was the Sunburst version of the two-tone 6125 model, both based on the successful 6120 Chet Atkins model. In its first two years, the Anniversary 6124/6125 carried a single Filter ‘Tron humbucking pickup at the neck, but from 1961 a single coil Hi-Lo ‘Tron was used. The basic structure or bones of the Gretsch Anniversary 6124 is very similar to the 6120, with a fully hollow, 16 inch wide body using parallel tone bar bracing and no sound post.

Vintage
Price: $1,950.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender 25th Anniversary Stratocaster Faded Silver, 1979

❌SOLD❌  Fender 25th Anniversary Stratocaster Faded Silver, 1979

For 1979, the 25th Anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster’s 1954 introduction, Fender naturally wanted to release a commemorative model. It was first available in white, then the silver associated with 25th anniversaries, and finally also in a translucent red. Many of the silver finishes have yellowed to a gold colour, as can be seen here.

Vintage
Price: $1,850.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gretsch 6124 Single Anniversary 1960

❌SOLD❌   Gretsch 6124 Single Anniversary 1960

Gretsch introduced the Anniversary model in 1958 to celebrate their 75th year in business, and it was produced until 1975 (for the last four years as the 7560). Gretsch re-introduced it as the 6118 for the 120th Anniversary, and it’s still in production.

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Price: $1,399.00 CAD

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