Here is a vintage 1959 Gretsch (Single) Anniversary 6125 hollowbody electric guitar with the original hard case and every piece of original corresponding paperwork. This example is the absolute best I have ever seen. It has absolutely none of the notorious and seemingly inescapable Gretsch plagues, which unfortunately even the cleanest and best preserved examples seem to have. It is the most complete and intact Anniversary Model to be made available, and it literally has all of the original tags, inspection cards, certificates, key, envelopes, etc.
This example, serial number 33671, is in near pristine cosmetic condition, and features: the incredibly attractive and desirable two-tone “Smoke Green” finish, a Patent Applied For (P.A.F.) Filter’Tron pickup (preferred over the later HiLo’Tron pickups), NeoClassic (thumbnail) inlays, (6) individual Grover Sta-Tite tuning machines, original back-painted lucite pickguard and pickup ring, (2) chrome-plated G-arrow knobs, six-saddle Space Control bridge on an ebony base, a trapeze style “G” tailpiece, with upgraded original Ess & Ess case with silver-dotted exterior and maroon interior.
This Anniversary weighs only 6 lbs. 4 oz., has a wide nut width of 1 11/16″ and a scale length of 24 1/2 inches. It is 16″ at the widest point of the lower bout, with a 2 3/4″ body depth, and a double-bound laminated maple body construction with two unbound f-holes. It features a 3-piece maple neck, and an unbound ebony fretboard.
Recently setup with Pyramid .010-.046 vintage roundwounds, the action is absolutely rearkable. It plays easily, and is an absolute joy. The neck profile is very comfortable, and the single neck pickup is extremely good-sounding.
As previously mentioned, this guitar is perfectly intact, with not the slightest indication of binding rot, binding separation, nor neck joint fatigue, etc.