Vintage Gretsch 6117 Double Anniversary – USA 1964

by Gretsch

$3,295.00 20264

Like other Anniversary models, the sunburst-finished version of the classic Double Anniversary was introduced in 1958, originally with twin FilterTron pickups. In 1960 Hi-Lo Tron pickups replaced the FilterTrons and rosewood replaced ebony for the fretboard, and after that the 6117 continued relatively unchanged through the '60s. In the early 70s it became the 7560 Anniversary.

The Double Anniversary model was Gretsch’s "low cost" version of the famous thicker-body 6120 single-cutaway - same body-style, just different pickups.

Features –

  • Sunburst 6117
  • Double Anniversary
  • Laminated maple-body with single cutaway
  • 2-piece maple neck,
  • Rosewood fretboard,
  • Thumbnail-inlays, 22 frets + zero-fret
  • Comfortable medium C profile
  • "Anniversary Model" plaque on headstock and pearloid Gretsch T-roof logo
  • 2x High-Lo-Tron Pickup,
  • 1x Master vol., 1x Vol and 1x Tone knob
  • Adjustable roller bridge on wooden base
  • G-cut-style Tailpiece
  • 24 1/2″ Scale
  • Waverly Open Gear Tuners

Maple neck with ivoroid binding & red side-dots. Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid "thumbnail" inlays. Frets are in great shape with very little wear showing. Original Waverly tuners are in perfect working condition. 1 11/16" nut width; 24 1/2" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod works fine.

The hollow maple body is 16" wide and 2.5" thick. Double-bound, hollow maple body with dual F-holes. "G" cutout tailpiece with Space Control bridge. Gold plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo is in great shape.  

Original Gretsch Hi-Lo Tron single coils with silver bezels. Master volume & individual pickup volume controls with "G" Arrow knobs. 3-way pickup & tone selector switches.  All electronics are in perfect working condition.

This ’64 Double Anniversary has a cool vintage vibe with a strong sunburst finish in fabulous condition for a 56-year old guitar. This guitar has been wonderfully looked after - there are hardly any marks or finish blemishes you would normally see on a guitar of this age – it really is quite beautiful.  There's some classic Gretsch binding rot in a few areas - but not too bad. Overall the guitar has a great look to it with hardly a mark on the original lacquer.  

Guitar weighs 6.8 lbs and appears to be in completely original condition.

It's been nicely set up and plays well in all positions. And it’s very easy to dial in great tones just right for jazz, country, blues, rock and any style where a killer clean tone might be called for. It will drive pedals well, but thrives on that big, spacious, jangly tone that Gretsch does better than anyone.

Comes in its original Gretsch hard shell case in good condition, along with tags, guarantee and vintage leather strap.

Video demo of same model -


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