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Gretsch Viking 6187

1968 "That Great Gretsch Sound" guitar and amplifier catalog page 4

Page 4 - details of the Gretsch Viking, or models 6187, 6188 and 6189.

The Gretsch Viking was available in three finishes, each with a unique model number. Sunburst (Gretsch 6187), Natural (Gretsch 6188) and Cadillac Green (Gretsch 6189). The most expensive of these models was the natural finished Viking ($700), followed by the two colored finishes at $675.

The Viking says "winner" any way you look at it. From it's shaded golden sunburst hollow body to its advanced features found only before in a custom guitar.

The Gretsch Viking debuted in 1964: early Viking examples had the Viking longboat motif on the gold scratchplate, but by 1968 this was gone, with, as pictured below, solely the word Viking above the Gretsch logo.

1968 Gretsch guitar catalog page 4 - details of the Gretsch Viking

Gretsch Viking for sale

1967 Gretsch Viking Sunburst w / HSC!

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 98126, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2199

1967 Gretsch Viking DescriptionDon’t see too many of these pop up! Up for sale is a fantastic 1967 Gretsch Viking with original tuning fork bridge. Recent refret done by Mike Lull and his PLEK machine. Such a great player! The tuning fork bridge adds a unique resonant quality unlike anything else we’ve played. Overall in good condition but does have a fair amount of binding rot with pieces missing, a very common issue with old Gretsches. Serial number dates it to April of 1967. Pro setup ... more

Vintage 1967 Gretsch Viking Guitar Rare Cadillac Green Binding Damage-Needs TLC

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11211, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2750

This listing is for a Vintage 1967 Gretsch Viking Electric Hollowbody Guitar. This Gretsch Viking was made in the USA in August of 1967. The guitar is actually a great player and sounds fantastic and is almost all original. Alas, this Gretsch has what is often referred to as binding rot and the binding on the guitar is disintegrating and falling apart. The binding issues aside this is a really nice Viking, The neck is straight and the action is low and comfortable. The guitar plays smoothly up ... more

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