GRETSCH | CATALOGS | 1965 FOR THE SPECTACULAR SOUND OF THE TIMES | PAGE 6

Gretsch Clipper and PX6070 bass

1965 "For the Spectacular Sound of the Times" guitar and amplifier catalog page 6

Page 6 shows two instruments: Gretsch's only (at this point) bass model, the PX6070 bass, and the Gretsch Clipper PX6186 hollow body. The PX6070 was an interesting bass, harking back to the 1950s when it wasn't clear that the bass playing public would accept an instrument played horizontally with a strap, over a traditional upright. The text suggests three playing positions, horizontal, upright or lap:

The one bass that is portable and easy to play. Unlike other conventional basses it can be played in three positions: standing - comes equipped with sturdy leather strap. Lap-type playing - has excellent balance. Cello position - cello pin inserted in the end.

It was a long scale single pickup bass, but by the time of the next 1968 Gretsch catalog, the bass line had expanded to include another three models, offering dual pickup and shorter scale options.

The Clipper is the least expensive hollowbody electric listed in this catalog, and is quite simply appointed - but it is still a pretty nice guitar. Only available in Shaded Golden Sunburst, it is also the thinnest hollowbody guitar in the catalog

A pleasure to play and hear. Delivers outstanding performance every time, with tonal fidelity and beauty you'll appreciate. Modestly priced, for all its modern features. Fully arched 16" body of choice block maple. Extra thin cutaway hollow body of 1 3/4" thickness for that wonderful ease of handling and playing.

1965 US prices for these models were $375 for the 6070 bass, and $195 for the Clipper.

1965 Gretsch guitar catalog page 6 - details of the Gretsch Clipper and PX6070 bass

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