Located in Seattle



Up for sale is a stunning 1966 Gretsch Country Gentleman in its original and rare Black finish. Come to think of it, I have NEVER seen a Country Gentleman in Black so this instrument was likely a one off or special ordered in black. This model features a double cutaway body design with the faux F holes, gold hardware, Gretsch branded Bigsby tailpiece, original pickups, Grover tuners, ebony fingerboard w/ thumb nail inlays and a sleek look. Overall in very good cosmetic condition but absolutely shows its share of finish and play wear as well as excessive binding rot / wear, very common on vintage Gretsch guitars. The neck has a slight back-bow to it and the truss rod cannot be further loosened. There also is a center seem crack running vertically down the neck.  Pro setup in house and comes complete with its original hard case.


We want you to be happy with your purchase and we try to represent the condition of all used and vintage products as accurately as possible in our listings.  Every used guitar shows some signs of play wear and vintage models even more so.  We call out all areas of damage or unusual wear, and describe the overall condition based upon what is "normal" for the age of the instrument.  Expect to see minor dings, finish checking, or other evidence of normal use and aging which may not be captured by photography or explicitly mentioned in the listing. 

We recognize that everyone has their own personal standard of what constitutes acceptable wear and tear.  If play wear is especially critical for you, please contact us at the Shop for a complete in-hand description and to answer any questions you may have.  Your satisfaction is of paramount importance to us. 


Model : Country Gentleman
Year : 1966
Modifications : None
Condition : Very Good
Weight : 8lbs. 9oz.
Case : Original Hard Case
Finish : Black