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June 2017 Giveaway

Knotty Pine

When you’re after a truly rustic look, nothing can compete with knotty pine. Generally confined to use in construction or to add a rustic accent to walls, floors and ceilings, Gretsch decided to use it for the tops on mid-1950s Model 6130 Round Up solidbody electrics, despite the fact that pine is generally considered too soft to use on musical instruments. These were without question the Gretsch guitars with the most Western appointments, which included the “G” brand, “cows and cactus” fingerboard inlays, a “belt buckle” tailpiece, and even leather and brass accents on the edges of the body on some examples. In typical Gretsch fashion, the Round Up was tauted as having a “slim Miracle Neck,” which is purported to make “even tough chords easy to reach!”

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