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Gretsch 6131 Jet Firebird 1961 Oriental Red
Non-original case included!

First year of the double cut iteration of the legendary Jet Firebird, this guitar screams pure bluesy rock and roll like none other. This Gretsch model is the "pre-altered" original version of the famous axe wielded by none other than AC/DC's Malcolm Young, as well as countless others.
The original Filter'Tron pickups are crisp and clear like ringing a bell, while turning into punchy, snarling menaces when fed through distortion. Original tuners all function, all original electronics, "G" stamped knobs, pickguard, switches, pickup rings, frets, thumbprint inlays, and space control bridge that pairs perfectly with the Bigsby tailpiece. Also intact is the original "cup" jackplate that is 'extremely' coveted, partially due to its identical use in Fender's earliest Esquire, Broadcaster, and Nocaster models!
Condition is played and worn well with no structural damage - see detailed pictures. It just received a top notch setup from a high-ranking technician of both ex-Fender and Zemaitis employment, and is playing superbly at present. It roars through Plexi-style overdrive and clangs and cuts beautifully with cleans and sparkle when paired with vintage Fenders.

Every aspect is original as noted above aside from the following:
The original tuners are intact, though unfortunately aftermarket Schaller tuners were once installed, leaving small screwholes on the back of the peghead. Some binding along neck and body has been replaced. Original Burns Gretsch vibrato tailpiece has been replaced by a period-correct vintage Gretsch Bigsby tailpiece from the same era (many models in era came equipped as such!). One strap button - the upper one on the back of the neck joint - is non-original. At one point, the body had been partially painted over in black. To rectify this modification, the top was over sprayed back to the proper oriental red finish color.













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Condition:
Good (Used)
Brand
Gretsch
Model
6131 Jet Firebird
Finish
Oriental Red
Categories
Solid Body
Year
1961
Made In
United States

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Gretsch 6131 Jet Firebird 1961 Oriental Red
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