1967 GretschCat’s Eye (6117) – Red

Look at this rare and vibrant 1967 Gretsch Cat’s Eye in Red! The Cat’s Eye is essentially a 6117 Double Anniversary but with reworked F holes. The model was only available in Red or Black. These guitars were explicitly made for Sam Ash Music stores, with production numbers reported at under 200 pieces (we’re lucky to have what could be the only one finished in a Blue Metallic as well!). The guitar features two Hilo’Tron pickups and a traditional (but unusual for Gretsch) 2 volume/2 tone control layout with a pickup selector on the lower horn. The guitar feels amazing in hand, and each note has great unplugged and amped-up articulation!

Overall Condition: 9, weather checking, patina, and some binding rot


  • Finish Details: Red, Original, Excellent Condition with weather checking, minor wear, and minor binding rot, as expected on Gretsches of the period
  • Body Material: Maple
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Neck Profile: Medium C
  • Weight: 6 lbs 12 oz
  • Scale Length: 24-1/2"
  • Pickup Readings: N: 3.06K B: 3.13K
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched
  • Hardware: Original, Great Condition with some swirl marks and patina
  • Nut Width: 1-3/4"
  • Includes: Original Brown Hardshell Case, Tags, Polish Cloth

Sku: GR012


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