The Gretsch Custom Shop is where the time-honored legacy reaches its creative apex. No instruments epitomize the extraordinary expertise and attention to detail of Gretsch’s most trusted hands like Custom Shop instruments. From modern versions of legendary Gretsch instruments to artist tribute models and specially requested one-off guitars, the Gretsch Custom Shop takes “That Great Gretsch Sound” to an entirely new plane, but also preserves and perfects it.
Truetone Music is proud to have a long and close relationship with Gretsch, especially with the Custom Shop. Every year, we make a pilgrimage there to sit down with Masterbuilder Stephen Stern and his team to cook up a batch of Custom Shop guitars. Sometimes we go for vintage-styled recreations, sometimes we go for modernized tweaks. Sometimes it's a classic color, sometimes it's a totally new color or even reclaimed wood. Either way, they always knock it out of the park!
This G6130CS 1954 Roundup Relic is a a result of this partnership. It's a reimagining of a classic mid-50's model, with a tasteful relic treatment to give it the perfect vintage vibe. The "C" shaped neck with dark rosewood is a pleasure to play, and the Seymour Duncan Dyno-Sonic pickups (Stern's suggestion) give it the classic Gretsch sound. Most impressive is the Knotty Pine top and and studded leather belt edge wrap. It's the sort of thing you'll only find on a Gretsch - and no one nails like Masterbuilder Stephen Stern does!
This is a unique take a on a highly sought-after guitar, and a rare find. Come to Truetone Music to experience it in person, or make it yours right here.
BASE MODEL: 54 ROUNDUP
COLOR: WALNUT STAIN TOP NAT BK,NK & SIDE
AGING TYPE: RELIC
PICKUPS: DUNCAN DYNO-SONIC
NECK SHAPE: STOCK "C"
BODY & NECK BINDING: STOCK ROUNDUP
SIDE DOTS: RED
FRETBOARD WOOD: INDIAN ROSEWOOD
FRETBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: NOS NITRO
FRETBOARD INLAY STYLE: ENGRAVED BLOCK
NECK WOOD: MAHOGANY
KNOBS: PLAIN TOP
BRIDGE: SYNCHRO SONIC
TAILPIECE: BELT BUCKLE
TOP: KNOTTY PINE w/G BRAN
HEADSTOCK LOGO: STERRHEAD & SQ "G" LOGO
MODEL #: 9252003591