Located in Portland



A 1961-62 Gretsch Bikini Doubleneck Bass/Guitar in Black finish.

It's a bird, it's a plane, no it's a doubleneck bass and guitar manufactured by Gretsch in 1961 or 62.  It's also a piece of Guitar History, obviously, and you won't see many of these around as only about 50 were ever made.  If you're a Gretsch fan, you really have to check this out.  With interchangeable removable necks and a hinged folding body, this guitar was designed to be flexible and portable.  Comes with its original hard shell case and the guitar itself is mostly original, with one set of replaced mounting rails.  A true collectable.  Call for more details or an in-hand description.


Open Geared Tuners

1 3/4" Bass Nut and 1 13/16" Guitar Nut (with Zero Fret)

Maple Necks with 29.5" Scale Length (Bass) and 25.5" Scale Length (Guitar)

Neck Depth at First and Twelfth Frets .85" to 1.02" (Bass) and .91" to .97" (Guitar)

Maple Fingerboards 

17 Bass Frets and 22 Guitar Frets

Poplar Body with Black Finish (Very Worn)

Hi-Lo Tron Pickups

Ebony Bridge with Stop Bar (Bass) and "Space Control" Roller (Guitar)

Original Hard Shell Case

Weight Approximately 10 lbs with Both Necks on Body

Serial Number 40892


Year : 1960-61
Model : Bikini Doubleneck
Finish : Black
Case : Original Hard Shell Case
Weight : Approx 10 lbs
Condition : Fair
Modifications : Bass Neck Mounting Rails Replaced and Shimmed