Friday, February 12, 2010

Check this out - Kay / Gretsch or Japanese - you tell me?

Okay - here is one I have never seen before - has similarities to Kay Swingmaster, Barney Kessel type guitars but check out all that funky teardrop accent work!? That Pickguard? And the sweet herringbone binding - was this a one off? or a later Japanese clone (note that it is a bolt on neck but he doesn't show us the rear.

Unfortunately the seller seeems to be looking for quite a bit in trade for this possible non-working guitar. He wants a Honda Scooter or a Mac computer. Maybe someone can talk some sense into him. Or maybe it really is a gretch (sic!)

This almost looks like it was purposely dust covered by some Hollywood propmaster.


Very old Very cool guitar (so-cal)

Date: 2010-02-11, 10:19AM PST
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this guitar is quite old. hollowbody electric. single cutaway/single f-hole 3 pickups. hand tooled silver plate pickguard and teardrops on headstock/ grover metal tuners, very solid and restorable for it's age..bolt on neck..late 40's 50's..was a gospel guitar played in a church in west virginia i picked up years ago..looks like a swingmaster. silver badge on headstock says gretsch (misspelled gretch) alot of mojo here.. will sell or trade, looking for mac laptops g4 ibook ect, honda ruckus or honda elite scooter in good shape or best cash offer me for better pics info, and send pics of trades..thanks..

Location: so-cal

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