Gretsch Anniversary

Color: Cadillac Green, 2-tone
Body Style: Single cutaway hollow body.
Scale Lenth: 24.6"
Top: Arched Laminated Maple.
Back and Sides: Laminated Maple body
Neck: 3-Piece Maple.
Pickups: 2 High Sensitive FilterTronTM Pickups.
Width at Nut: 1-11/16"
Fretboard: Ebony, 12" radius
Bridge: Ebony-based Space-Control Roller-Bridge.
Tailpice: Gretsch Bigsby® B6C vibrato tailpiece.
Hardware: Chrome-plated.
Finish: Gloss urethane.
Tuners: Grover® V98C Sta-TiteTM

Gretsch G6118T Anniversary, 2-Tone Cadillac Green

There's nothing like a Gretsch. And this is a really sweet one - the Green Double Annie, with all the features of the standard G6118 with the addition of a Bigsby B6C vibrato tailpiece. First created in 1958 in celebration of Gretsch's 75th anniversary, its ultra cool 2-tone green finish was taken from that era's Cadillac. "Features of the future" include dual Filtertron™ pickups, space control roller bridge, "G" cutout tailpiece, and three piece rock maple neck.

What to say about this instrument? It plays like it looks (sweet). It SOUNDS like it looks (sweet). I recently got this guitar in trade from a good friend. He got it new from a mutual friend, who happens to work for FMIC. Our Fender friend picked out a particularly sweet one. So I am the second owner. I have hung on to it for a while - it looks so pretty on my wall, and I've also used it on a recent studio project with my band. I've played it live once, too. It looked so damn good on me! However, it's not the perfect guitar for me. I've gotten a lot of compliments about my tone with this guitar, but I play loud, and I prefer the feedback response of a semi-hollow instrument like an ES-335. Sure, I could turn down a bit, but where's the fun in THAT?!?

If you've had your eyes on a double Annie with Bigsby, then pick this one - it's rock solid, in phenomenal condition (basically mint with a few minor pickmarks on the pickguard). And it's a tone monster. Includes original hardshell case as pictured.

words & images © 2005