This model was conceived as a reply to the ES 175, but its early Guild humbuckers give a strong and distinctive personality.
Great jazz and blues guitar, all original including the frets. Figured ash body, two-tone sunburst finish, maple neck and bakelite parts.
NOS takes Fender's 15W gem and gives it the true vintage treatment with tweed covering and a vintage-style 12" Jensen speaker.
Its power is generated by an all-tube signal path using a pair of EL84 Groove Tube output tubes and 3 - 12AX7 preamp tubes.
The body is dated March 1956, has a very deep contour which makes it light and comfortable.
The original finish has lots of checking and wear on both sides, showing the beautiful figure in the wood.
Vintage 1963 Gibson Melody maker double cutaway sunburst finish with checking overall,factory option maestro vibrato .
Most MM by 63 were finished in cherry ,the vibrato is a factory add on extra option offered by Gibson.
All AVRI strat necks were finished in a thin nitrocellulose finish.
The decal on the headstock was placed over the nitro finish, so it is not uncommon to see instruments with imperfect decals.
From its G logo cattle brand on top, to the fence rail pickguard graphic, the Chet Atkins Gretsch cowboy'd up big time with cactus, cattle, rifle and arrow inlays inscribed right into the mother of pearl.