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1961 Gretsch Model 6113. Dark Cherry Walnut. 9.00. #603
Color: Dark Cherry Walnut, Rating: 9.00, Price: $6,500.00 (ID# 603)
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An Original "Thick-Body" Tennessean.

 

1961 Gretsch Model 6113

 

This super-rare Model 6113 has a 15 3/4-inch-wide, 2 1/4 inch-thick body and weighs just 6.60 lbs. Double-bound (white and black) maple body with two painted-on f-holes (with no white border). Three-piece maple/ebony/maple neck with a nut width of just over 1 1/16 inches, a short scale length of 24 1/2 inches and a medium profile. Unbound rosewood fretboard with 21 original medium-to-small frets and neo-classic inlaid pearloid thumbprint (half-moon) position markers. Black-finished headstock with inlaid pearl Gretsch "T-roof" logo. Two-layer (black on white) plastic truss-rod cover secured by three screws. Serial number impressed into the top edge of the headstock. Individual Grover StaTite tuners with cloverleaf metal buttons. Two Gretsch Hi-Lo'Tron (humbucker) pickups with silver plastic surrounds and outputs of 2.81k and 2.87k. Silver-gray Lucite pickguard with Gretsch "T-roof" logo in black. Three controls (two volume on lower treble bout and one master volume on cutaway bout) plus two three-way tone selector switches on upper bass bout. Chrome "Arrow-through-G" knobs with cross-hatch pattern on sides. Gretsch "bar" bridge on ebony base and aluminum V-cutout Bigsby ("Gretsch by Bigsby") vibrato tailpiece. This rare guitar is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition, with the absolute bare minimum of belt buckle wear on the back of the body, a few tiny marks on the edges (including one small ding on the edge of the treble horn), and a tiny amount of playing wear on the back of the neck. There were less than 200 made of the 6113 with the thicker body (2 1/4 inches deep) no standby switch and no reference to Chet Atkins. Housed in the original Gretsch silver gray hardshell case with five latches and purple velvet lining (8.75).

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