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1960 Gretsch 6131 Jet Firebird Oriental Red Electric Guitar Wendy & Lisa #37085

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$5,250.00

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INVENTORY #37085

BRAND: Gretsch

MODEL: 6131 Jet Firebird

FUNCTION: Electric Guitar

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This listing is for a 1960 Gretsch 6131 Jet Firebird Oriental Red Electric Guitar.

This item comes from the personal recording and touring arsenal of composer duo Wendy & Lisa (also known as Girl Brothers) and Prince's band, The Revolution.

Techno Empire is selling a number of cherished pieces from their collection directly on their behalf.

SPECS:

  • Serial # Unknown (sticker in control cavity ripped & painted over, no serial anywhere else)
  • Year: Late 1959 - Early 1960
  • Finish/Color: Oriental Red Top w/ Black Back                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  • Weight: 7.8 lbs
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16"
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fretboard: Rosewood w/ "Neo-Classic" aka "Thumb Print" Inlays
  • Frets: 22
  • General Neck Shape: C
  • Pickup Configuration: Dual "Pat. Applied For" Filter'Tron Humbuckers
    • Bridge Output: 4.23 kOhm
    • Neck Output: 4.39 kOhm
  • Knob and Switch Configuration: 
    • Switches:
      • 3-way Tone Selector: High Roll-Off / Neutral / Bass Boost
      • 3-Way Pickup Selector: Bridge / Both / Neck
    • Knobs:
      • Volume - Bridge Pickup
      • Volume - Neck Pickup
      • Volume - Master
  • Melita Bridge (Possibly not original)
  • Bigsby (Most likely Non-Factory)
  • Grover Sta-Tite Tuners

ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: This item comes as seen in photos, and does not include any accessories.

EXTRAS INCLUDED:

  • Modern Gretsch Hard Case (for G6119-1962FT)

PHYSICAL CONDITION: Good - The red top has minor to moderate checking, mostly concentrated around the control knobs. The paint on the black back and sides looks a little rough. There are scrapes and dings along the edges, as well as buckle rash. The back of the body may have been repainted because there is overspray in the main control cavity, covering the model/serial number sticker. The back of the neck has some minor checking. There are two spots, where the neck meets the headstock, that look like the paint melted down to the grey primer. In the cutaway, the paint is scraped off of the seam where the binding meets the black side of the body. Several of the top nuts for the tuning machines have been tightened down below the top surface of the paint. One of the covers to the control cavities has become very curved.

The truss rod cover has numerous circular indentations, is bent, and slightly cracked. The Bigsby may not be original, as the hinge sits fairly high off the body, although, it is securely and properly attached to the guitar. Other than cosmetics, the guitar is structurally strong and feels solid. The fretboard and frets are in excellent condition, as are the knobs, pick guard, pickups, switches, tuners....etc. There are more than a few cosmetic out points to take note of, however, the guitar is solid, sturdy, and looks great from the front - especially for being nearly 60 years old. Overall, it is in Good physical condition. 

WORKING CONDITION: Excellent - This is a player's guitar. The guitar sounds great and is super easy to play. the 3-way tone switch gives some interesting flavors not available on other guitars. All switches, knobs, and output jack are noise free and fully functional. The tuners are smooth and easy to dial in. Overall, it is in excellent working condition. 

UNPACKAGED WEIGHT: 18 lbs.

UNPACKAGED DIMENSIONS: 45" x 5.5" x 18"

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