Gretsch Guitars Custom Shop CVT Masterbuilt By Steve Stern Electric Guitar  

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Introduced in 1961, this guitar was Gretsch' first true solid-body instrument. That classic design is once again available in the Custom Shop CVT Master Built By Steve Stern Electric Guitar, with an u... Read More

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Overview

Introduced in 1961, this guitar was Gretsch' first true solid-body instrument. That classic design is once again available in the Custom Shop CVT Master Built By Steve Stern Electric Guitar, with an ultra-slim body, mahogany set-neck, dual TV Jones Power Tron pickups, Tune-o-matic bridge, gold hardware, Bigsby tailpiece, and red sparkle finish.

Stephen Stern
Senior Master Builder
As one of the preeminent archtop builders at the Custom Shop, Stephen Stern has studied under two of the world' greatest archtop luthiers”Jimmy D™Aquisto and Bob Benedetto. Stern got his start apprenticing at a high-end cabinet shop straight out of high school. Five years of that prepared him for his first job as a builder at Jackson/Charvel Guitars. Stern came to the Custom Shop in 1993, working with D™Aquisto on the latter' namesake line of guitars until the great luthier' death in 1995.

In the late ™90s, millionaire collector Scott Chinery commissioned a number of custom archtop guitars by two dozen of the world' finest living luthiers; Stern contributed a custom-built D™Aquisto Ultra. Chinery' œBlue Guitar Collection is now housed in the Smithsonian Institution. Stern also built a handful of exquisite archtops in collaboration with the Walt Disney Co. to commemorate the anniversary of the animated classic Fantasia.

Features
  • A classic design that will satisfy any guitar aficionodo
  • Master built by one of Gretsch's finest builders
  • Equipped with great componants including TV Jones Power Tron pickups and Bigsby tremolo
Specifications
  • Color: Red Sparkle
    Aging type: NOS
    Tuners: Goto Vintage Style
    Pickups: TV Jones Power Tron
    Neck shape: Stock "C"
    Nut: Bone
    Wiring: Neck Vol, Bridge Vol, M/T, P/U Sel
    Frets: Vintage
    Fretboard wood: Rosewood
    Fretboard inlay material: MOP
    Fretboard inlay style: 1/4" Dots
    Neck wood: Mahogany
    Knobs: "G" w/arrow
    Bridge: Tun-a-Matic
    Tailpiece: Bigsby
    Top: Mahogany
    Back: Mahogany
    Sides: Mahogany
    Hardware: Gold
    Headstock logo: Gretsch
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Gretsch® Instrument Limited Lifetime Warranty FMIC warrants your Gretsch brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Gretsch Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. FMIC has established a network of independent Authorized Service Centers for warranty service. The Gretsch Dealer from whom you purchased your instrument may also be authorized for warranty service and should be the first point of contact when service of any kind is required for your Gretsch instrument. To receive warranty service, return the complete instrument to an Authorized Service Center, with your sales receipt as proof of purchase, during the applicable warranty period. Defective components that qualify for coverage under this warranty will be repaired or replaced (at FMIC's discretion) without charge. Remedies beyond normal service repair of any Gretsch instrument require both an evaluation and confirmation of the defect and a direct recommendation to FMIC from an Authorized Service Center for alternative considerations. All transportation, insurance and freight charges associated with warranty service and repairs on Gretsch instruments are the responsibility of the purchaser, as is any service initiated for the purpose of customizing setups or adjustments beyond factory specifications. Initial standard setup and adjustment of the instrument and its components at the time of purchase are considered normal Dealer product preparation, and are not covered by this warranty. See complete details at http://www.gretschguitars.com/resources/warranty.html


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