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1959 Gretsch Single Anniversary

1959 Gretsch Single Anniversary

In 1958, Gretsch commemorated the company's 75th birthday with special "Diamond Anniversary" model guitars, and this single pickup model is all original. This 1959 Gretsch Anniversary has a maple hollow body with a lovely Sunburst finish. The maple n...

Condition: Used

SKU: 11346

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Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to present this 1959 Gretsch Single Anniversary! This Anniversary is a sweet sounding piece of guitar making history and it plays extremely well. Perfect for Jazz, Blues or Country honky-tonking, this big beauty will work in a variety of musical contexts. Clean, the tone is fat and warm, and with a little grit, it really thickens up and gets some attitude. The neck is straight, the action is low and even and the intonation is dialed in very well. It plays very well for a guitar that's already passed its 50th birthday. This Anniversary Gretsch provides a wonderful vintage guitar experience.

Item Details

In 1958, Gretsch commemorated the company's 75th birthday with special "Diamond Anniversary" model guitars, and this single pickup model is all original. This 1959 Gretsch Anniversary has a maple hollow body with a lovely Sunburst finish. The maple neck has a very pleasing profile that is somewhere between a C and U shape. The body is well outlined with white binding which has faded to a buttery cream color. The single Filter'Tron PAF pickup is wired to a three way tone switch and master volume knob which provides a wide variety of tones for a single pickup guitar. Other features include open geared tuners, a Gretsch pickguard, thumbnail inlays, dual F-holes and a rosewood fretboard. This Anniversary comes with a new Gretsch hard shell case. This 100% original guitar is aging very well and doesn't show any signs of slowing down.

Overall Condition

This 1959 Gretsch Single Anniversary is in very good condition. The body is extremely clean with only a few very small dings in the back and marks on the front from where the bridge was once placed. There is a very small ding about 2mm wide on the side just below the volume knob. The top binding work has aged and cracked in some places as is typical of these guitars from this era. The back binding work has remained in very good condition. The frets were replaced at one point and have plenty of life left. There are a few very small dings in the back of the neck behind the first and second frets. You should be able to see all of the noticeable wear in our photos, but feel free to call for more specific information.

This Gretsch has aged wonderfully and still exudes the same hollowbody warmth that it did in 1959. Perfect for collectors or the player who wants true vintage tone.

Specs

  • 1959 Gretsch Single Anniversary
  • Sunburst
  • Maple Hollow Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • Thumbnail Inlays
  • Original Gretsch Space Roller Bridge
  • Scale Length 24.6" 
  • Filter'Tron Humbucking PAF Pickup
  • 3 Way Tone Switch
  • Gold Pick Guard
  • Chrome Plated Hardware
  • Multi-bound Body and Neck
  • Open Gear Tuners
  • 22 Frets 
  • Weight 7.1 lbs
  • New Gretsch Hard Shell Case
  • Serial # 30349

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