1966 GretschCountry Gentleman – Black

Check out this incredible 1966 Gretsch Country Gentleman in its factory original Black finish! This guitar is extremely rare in this color – we’ve only ever seen two. It is tailored with thumbprint or “Neoclassical” Pearloid fingerboard inlays, gold hardware, and a “Chet Atkins Country Gentleman” pickguard. It also features a Bigsby vibrato, a roller bridge, and a double mute. There is a normal amount of binding rot on this guitar, almost none on the body and mostly concentrated on the neck. There is also a bit of finish separation up the back of the neck, and some standard finish checking around the body. 

Overall Condition:  8, expected fragile binding, weather checking


  • Finish Details: Factory Black, Original, Great Condition, finish checking and some fragile binding
  • Body Material: Maple Laminate
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Material: Ebony
  • Neck Profile: Medium C
  • Weight: 8 lbs 14 oz
  • Scale Length: 24-1/2"
  • Pickup Readings: N: 4.06K B: 4.21K
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched
  • Hardware: Original, Good Condition, Very little patina and wear
  • Nut Width: 1-5/8"
  • Includes: Original Gretsch Hardshell Case

Sku: GR003


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