2009 Gretsch Anniversary 6117T-HT SOLD


Comments Here’s something relatively unusual – a 2009 Gretsch Anniversary 6117T-HT. This means it’s an Anniversary model, based on the venerable 6120 design, but with a sunburst finish, trestle bracing, and HiLo ‘Tron pickups.Gretsch introduced the Anniversary model in the 1958 to commemorate 75 years of operation. It was basically a stripped down 6120, with less decoration, sometimes less expensive hardware, and a lower price point. By the early 1960’s, the Anniversary model often had the new single coil, relatively low output HiLo ‘Tron pickups. This model, the G6117T-HT is a reproduction of these early 1960s models, and includes trestle bracing. This makes the guitar much more feedback resistant but doesn’t add a lot of weight. It also adds quite a bit of sustain and attack to the tone.

This model is still in production, and this 2009 example is in excellent condition with a few small scuffs on the back.

Serial Number JT09041278, built during April 2009 at the Fuji-Gen Terada plant at Nagoya in Japan.
Pricing $1,499.00 CND with hardshell case.  SOLD
Neck Maple neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, neo-classic ‘thumbnail’ position markers. 24.6 inch scale length, 1.6875 inch nut width and 12 inch fingerboard radius. The profile is a soft ‘V’.
Frets Original frets with very minor fretwear.
Body This guitar is unusual. The Anniversary models use the same body design, dimensions and construction as the 6120, but with less decoration – in particular, the F-holes are not bound, but the body is laminated maple. Normally, Anniversary models have tone bar and soundpost bracing – this one has trestle bracing. This makes the guitar more feedback resistant and gives it a bit more attack, compared to the slightly rounder tone of the tone-bar models.
Finish Gloss tobacco sunburst finish in excellent condition.
Hardware/electronics All orginal – Grover style Sta-Tite open tuners, Bigsby B-6 true vibrato tailpiece, Space Control bridge, HiLo ‘Tron pickups with the Tone Switch harness – master volume, individual volumes, pickup selector, tone switch.
Playability/Action This guitar plays very well. The Trestle bracing adds clarity to the tone, but without a lot of weight.
Case Original Gretsch hardshell case included.

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