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  • NGD~ Oh, Annie...!

    i found this one through a friend of a friend of a friend (or something like that).



    it's a very clean 1961 Gretsch 6118 Double Anniversary ("Double Annie") in two-tone green. All original except for the bridge and one pickup ring, and she's in incredible condition considering she's 50 freakin' years old. The action is nice and low, there's no binding "rot" (very common for vintage Gretsches), and everything works as it should (pots are a little scratchy). the pickups are pretty mellow in all but the bridge-treble position and then it's spanky as heck. i NEVER thought i'd be able to find/own a Gretsch this old and in this good of condition. what do you think? can you dig it?



















    UPDATE:
    i quickly recorded a clip of the "double annie" in action while the kids slept earlier this afternoon. from the second i flipped on the amp to the time i bounced the audio was about ten minutes and no warm-up, so please go easy on me (a couple of really sloppy runs in particular are bugging me on playback).

    http://soundclick.com/... DoubleAnnie

    all tracks (three) were with the gretsch. the first lead track is the neck pickup (mud switch in center position) with only compression. the second lead is both pickups with a little compression and a tubescreamer. i hope you can appreciate.
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  • #2
    Lovely guitar, especially given that even the "classic era" Gretschs like that one apparently can be quite variable in build quality.
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    • #3
      Goodness gracious!
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      • #4
        Absolute sweetness....

        HNGD!!!
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        • #5
          Dayum, a vintage American made Gretsch. Wow, talk about my dream machine. Glad it found a loving home with the Dane.
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          • #6
            Nice find HNGD

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            • #7
              MO















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              • #8
                congrats! can you please explain how each toggle functions??
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                • #9
                  congrats! can you please explain how each toggle functions??


                  One is a 3-way pup selector, the other is a tone circuit selector, sometimes known as the "mud switch."

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                  • #10
                    Awesome

                    speechless HNGD!

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                    • #11
                      That is stunning. You make some killer scores, man.
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                      • #12
                        You continue to amaze me with the scores you find, Ben, that's yet another stunner. Congrats!

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                        • #13
                          Oh yes sir, I can, indeed, dig it.
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                          • #14
                            Gorgeous; my favourite Gretsch in my favourite Gretsch colours!
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                            • #15
                              Dude, you're out of control!

                              All kidding aside, HAPPY NGD! That is pretty cool. How does she sound?


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