1956 Gretsch 6193 Country Club

£5,499.00

1 in stock

1956 Gretsch 6193 Country Club

Its often thought that the Cadillac Green Gretsch Country Club is the rarest of the Clubs, but actually is the natural 6193 version, bar a handful of one offs, that hardly ever pop up for sale. This one from 1956 is a real beauty and has the perfect neck angle to make for a superb playing guitar. It still has its original frets bordered by the plush 6 ply binding and they show the usual wear in the lower positions, but nothing that detracts from the playing experience.  Its gold hardware has aged to give it a warm glow against the factory clear coated maple and that includes the gold melita bridge which alone would cost a small fortune as a spare part. The two Dearmond Dynasonic pickups  have strong output and are perfectly balanced giving the guitar that distinct club tone exclusive to these guitars. The factory Grover Imperial tuners work well and hold tune and look splendid against the factory stinger headstock. Its the all maple construction coupled with a 17 inch body width and Dynasonics that give the guitar its unique tone, which incidentally are the same features shared with Gretsch’s top of the line ‘White Falcon” earning them the “poor mans Falcon” moniker. The only change from factory i can see on this guitar is a replacement guard, it looks old and looks correct however. Overall the guitar is in excellent shape with just some wear through the clear on the back of the neck and a small patch on the front maybe caused by a removed sticker. The guitar comes in a 1970’s Gretsch case.

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