Dating a gretsch guitar
I can either post them here or you can PM or Email me and I'll send the serial numbers and other info. I think it's fun to keep a record of the serial numbers, when they were bought and where they are or have been. I wanted to offer a sincere thank you to everyone who has read it and sent me a message or email about it. I am aware of a few typos, which I will address before the second printing of the paper. If you're also collecting serial numbers for the newer drums I have a 125th Anniversary snare (4.4x14 - RB) and Drop G badged drums bought this year to match the finish.Rick thanks for the update.i made note of the change.a couple of questions about round badge grommets and tom tacks. ive read that gretsch didnt flange the bottom of the grommet on the bass drum so the badge sometimes came there a specific time period that determined grommet choice? 12X8 tom Model #4415, 13X9 tom Model #4416, 16X16 floor tom Model #4418, 22X13 bass Model #4247.Who knows.....years/decades to come some people may really appreciate that. If you see any, please drop me a message so that I catch every one. There is one inconsistency that someone pointed out to me.This effort continues for Fender copies and Ricky & Gretsch copies.
One small caveat: if you have the earlier edition, don't throw it away!
However, I did not correctly reflect the timing of that introduction in Table 13.
The last column in Table 13 should show both the L1 and L2 in 1973 and the L2 for each year afterwards. Also, as my paper is very data-driven and I continue to collect more reports of vintage Gretsch drums, I anticipate that there will be additional refinements to the paper.
what about the brass tacks securing the badges to the toms?
almost all are brass,yet i have seen a few that were nickel.always on silver sparkle wrap.I may set up a place where people can go to get updates.