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My Anniversary model Gretsch, bought as an anniversary present to myself in 2008. I don't recall offhand what model year it is (EDIT: It's a 2008 - has the Gretsch 125th anniversary label on the back of the headstock), but it has the trestle bracing that became standard relatively recently. I'd always wanted a guitar with a Bigsby, and it's as nice as I imagined :). Goes great with a dinner jacket. 


Edited by katabatic - 4/12/13 at 7:50pm
post #1217 of 4968
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My Anniversary model Gretsch, bought as an anniversary present to myself in 2008. I don't recall offhand what model year it is, but it has the trestle bracing that became standard relatively recently. I'd always wanted a guitar with a Bigsby, and it's as nice as I imagined :). Goes great with a dinner jacket. 

 

Fantastic!

post #1218 of 4968
I love the color of the Gretsch Anniversary. For a while I really wanted to buy a Jr. and have it Jack-White-ified (DC) but an appeal to individuality got the better of me.

And speaking of guitars with bigsbys, if anyone ever has a line on a 52-53 LP goldtop with a bigsby that's for sale (preferably under 12k, so refin, headstock break, whatever is fine), please get in touch.
post #1219 of 4968
I wasn't sure if it would be true, but the Whammy II is 1000x better than the Whammy IV. Unbelievable difference.
post #1220 of 4968
eBay had an ad featuring this '59 burst. Great color and top. Fun story. I like that it is a true auction.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1958-Gibson-Les-Paul-Standard-Sunburst-PAFs-Original-Case-Amp-2nd-Owner-/140957101473?
post #1221 of 4968
I've been wondering what he'll sell for. What's that guitar worth in this market, with the bigsby holes and the severe checking?
post #1222 of 4968
I love how it is over $85k and he is still charging $175 for shipping.
post #1223 of 4968
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I love how it is over $85k and he is still charging $175 for shipping.

i LOL'd when i saw that too.
post #1224 of 4968
a 1960 just went for $134,500 at auction just two days ago. A '58 didn't sell at the auction and is being offered for $110,500.
post #1225 of 4968
I would never buy an expensive guitar on ebay or anywhere else without being able to try it out and inspect it with a 100% money back return if I didn't like it. There are far too many amazing fakes out there. Even on lower priced vintage you have guys who strip them of parts , post, tail pieces, tuners, pick ups and replace them all with aged copies and resell the parts or build fakes.

If there are poor photos on ebay, that is clue number one you may be getting scammed. Buyer beware. And, do your research.
post #1226 of 4968
^^^this.





(though by auction I didn't mean ebay)
post #1227 of 4968
Where are these auctions, gome? Any cheap early goldtops?
post #1228 of 4968
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Where are these auctions, gome? Any cheap early goldtops?

not many of them, at least not cheap. Here's a refin:
http://entertainment.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7062&lotNo=54205


original, but worn
http://entertainment.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7062&lotNo=54206
post #1229 of 4968
Be careful, there is a reason why '53 and some early '54 LP gold tops are cheap. They have a weird neck angle. Unless you hold it in your hands and play it it can't tell. That is why late '54's and later command higher prices.
post #1230 of 4968
I LOVE those mid '50's LP gold tops for their "Blue machine" sound.
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