Gretsch dating guitars


28-Aug-2016 08:59

If this is the case, the only other way to date your guitar is by looking for a date ink-stamped on the side of the original box switch.However, as 1990 approached, the use of one digit for the year presented the issue of repeat serial numbers.Also, the Indonesian factory did not use serials from it's opening in 1992 until around 2000.However, there were also some Korean Artist Series Strats made around 1995-1996 with no serial numbers, and many Korean-made Japanese Market models had no serial numbers as well. It is commonly found on Mastercaster Series models, among others.Atkins thought its magnets were too strong and negatively affected the tone of the guitar.With the advent of Ray Butts’ Filter’Tron humbucking pickup, Atkins was able to get a more desirable sonic response for his newest signature model.In 1895, Gretsch died at the age of 39, and the then successful company was taken over by his son Fred Sr.

The Gretsch Country Gentleman 6122 was the third of four Chet Atkins signature guitar models created for the legendary guitarist in the ’50s.It’s well documented that Atkins was recruited to endorse a signature model in hopes of duplicating the success Gibson enjoyed with its Les Paul model of the early ’50s.