1964 GRETSCH 6070 COUNTRY GENT / Make an enquiryClick to listen

Manufacturer
Gretsch
Serial number
64296
Model
6070
Colour
Sunburst
Condition
V.Good 8.5/10
Weight
Case
Gig bag *not original*
Price
1,495

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Vintage 1964 Gretsch 6070 bass in Sunburst. 34 inch scale. The Gretsch 6070 bass was a single pickup hollow body bass. The double pickup version was the 6072. This classic instrument was also known as the Country Gentleman bass. This bass sounds not too far from an upright. ( which was the intention ) Overall this bass is in great shape as are the frets. All electronics and hardware work well. There are some repairs and touch ups to the binding, only a few tiny areas of binding are missing. The majority of the binding is intact, untouched and in good shape. Set up nice and low by my technician Chris Ward. The front and back of the body are in excellent condition showing virtual zero mark. The only dings and scrapes to be found are round the edges of the body. The headstock is mostly clean but does show a few bumps and scrapes also. The back of the body has a cutout to reach the controls and is covered by a leather pad which also protects the finish from buckle rash. The leather cover is attached to the body with press studs This high quality instrument was launched in 1962, and production ceased in 1972. SPECS: 17 inch double cutaway, 2 inches thick. Single pickup. Adjustable 4 string space control bridge. Gold plated metal parts. Bound simulated f-holes. Built in standby switch, 2 way tone control and mute.Volume knob with Gretsch logo. Gretsch mute (knob and mechanism). Two white plastic finger rests.1-5/8 width at nut. None original tailpiece. The original gig bag has long gone and instead the bass is supplied with new Fender gig bag. The extension spike is missing. The mute mechanism is original and works. I have added a rubber strip as the original had worn away.

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