A Gretsch classic with an interesting twist. You may know that Gretsch did not adopt the Zero Fret until 1959 and are wondering why this 1956 is sporting one. The fretboard was replaced and re-fretted taking out the 21st fret in order to add the "zero fret" but still honors the humped back inlays. This was likely done sometime in the 90s. This guitar has a gorgeous classic Sunburst finish in great condition with the right amount of finish wear on the neck and a bit of buckle rash. The binding only suffers from a small amount of "binding rot" on a portion of the headstock. Some original features include DeArmond Dynasonic pickups, Melita "Synchro-Sonic" Bridge (that has one replacement saddle), Grover Imperial tuners and Gretsch knurled arrow control knobs. We cannot be sure if the Gold beveled lucite pickguard is original. The Bigsby has a buttery spring tremolo action that replaced the original
"G-Style" tailpiece. When you plug in this classic the DeArmond pickups show a lot of clarity, treble, the right hint of twang and masterful articulation.