GRETSCH | CATALOGS | 1968 THAT GREAT GRETSCH SOUND | PAGE 33

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1968 "That Great Gretsch Sound" guitar and amplifier catalog page 33

Despite the highly colorful (verging on psychedelic) nature of this brochure, the two acoustic instruments on this page are reproduced in greyscale, and would seem to be the same images used in the previous catalog. The Eldorado 6040 was a very fined carved top and back acoustic with large 18" body, and a price tag of $600, only available by custom order. In the previous catalog (1965) both 17" and 18" body guitars are offered, in either Golden Sunburst or Natural finish. Only the Sunburst 18" variant is offered in 1968. The the smaller (16") New Yorker 6050 was considerably less expensive than the Eldorado: merely $165 in April 1968.

The Eldorado is described as follows:

Pure musical gold and unmatched playing ease for the discriminating professional. Hand-made throughout with sounds chambers worthy of a master-made violin. The guitar backs are carved from solid slabs of hand-picked "fiddle-back" maple. Finley arched top of close grained spruce is carved and graduated for tone.
1968 Gretsch guitar catalog page 33 - Gretsch Eldorado 6040 and New Yorker 6050

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Vintage 1955 Gretsch New Yorker 6050 Archtop Acoustic Guitar USA

ELMWOOD PARK, NEW JERSEY, 07407, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1200

Up for sale is a Vintage Gretsch Archtop Guitar, Very Good Condition As Shown, Please see photos for details, Plays & sounds great, Neck is straight, All original, Shows light to normal play wear as to be expected for a guitar of this age, Minor craze & crackle to the heavy lacquer finish, A minor nick or scuff here or there along with minor buckle rash on back, The action is low and plays well, The bridge is set as low as it can go at this point, Any changes or modifications the new owner may ... more

VINTAGE '40s GRETSCH SUPER STRUCTURE NEW YORKER SUNBURST ARCHTOP ACOUSTIC GUITAR

WHEATON, ILLINOIS, 60187, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Vintage 1940's Gretsch New Yorker Super Structure Sunburst Archtop Acoustic Guitar Serial # N / A. Noticeable play wear with severe checking overall. Binding is curling. Mild belt buckle wear on back. Various dings, nicks, and scratches overall. Guitar has one missing tuner, one mismatched tuner and split on back of headstock (see pic #3) between tuner bracket but it does not affect functionality. Overall condition: Good NOTE: Guitar is vintage and will need new strings, cleaning, polishing, ... more

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