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Gretsch Streamliner 6189 Bamboo-Copper Mist, 1957


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Here’s a real beauty – built from 1954 to 1958, the Gretsch Streamliner 6189 was a single pickup modification of the 6120 and launched as part of the the ‘Guitars for Moderns’ Electromatic line.

This Gretsch Streamliner 6189 sports the two-tone Bamboo Yellow top and Copper Mist finish and dates to 1957. For the 1957 model year, the headstock changed to remove the vertical ‘Electromatic’ logo and the ‘G-Arrow’ volume and tone control knobs for the deArmond DynaSonic pickup. The tailpiece is the fixed G-cut model paired with a fully adjustable Melita bridge. As with most other eclectic models the body is Maple Laminate with tone bar bracing, and the top, back, and F-holes are bound. The neck is Maple with a bound Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard carrying hump-block or ‘Alamo’ position markers. The original pickguard matches the Copper Mist body finish.

This example is in good playing condition and given its finish wear has been used as intended. It sounds great both acoustically and electrically, fret wear is light. The finish is worn where the player rested their arm on the body and thumb on the bass side of the neck, primarily from frets one to five.

Sold with the original Gretsch branded double arched hard shell case.

Price: $5,250.00 CAD
  • Model: Streamliner 6189
  • Year: 1957
  • Finish Bamboo - Copper Mist
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: 22293, built during 1957 in Brooklyn NY
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 22/03/2024

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 6.05lbs 2.75kg
  • Scale Length: 24.6in 625mm
  • Nut Width: 1.724in 43.80mm
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