Gretsch Guitar Model 7670 Serial 3-3112Gretsch Guitar Model 7670 Serial 3-3112

Gretsch Guitar Model 7670 Serial 3-3112. Condition is Used. Shipped with UPS ($55) OR arrange pick-up from pre-arranged location in Independence, Kansas is ok. I called the manufacture for a year on this because the elderly owner said he purchased it new in the 60s. I gave the model and serial number to the manufacturer and they said March, 1973. Pictures are of the actual item and it’s case. Case lock is broken and no key, but besides that what you see is what you get. Overall size (case) is approx. 48″x21″x6″ It has the Gretsch quality control paper signed with it (the OK card). Considered ‘Gentlemen’ guitar–6 stringed. General history and info. of this type of guitar is below as given by a retailer of vintage guitars:”The Gretsch Country Gentleman, although not as well-known as the Fender Stratocaster or the Gibson Les Paul, nonetheless boasts a long and distinguished history in the realm of electric guitars. The Gretsch Company’s origins date back to 1883, when a twenty-seven-year-old German immigrant named Friedrich Gretsch began making banjos, tambourines and drums in his shop in Brooklyn. By the late 1930s, the company was manufacturing guitars, and in the early 50s, sought the endorsement of rising country picker Chet Atkins, who would go on to become one of the most influential musicians and producers in Nashville. Atkins helped design the Gretsch 6120, which became a favorite of early rock and rockabilly players like Eddie Cochran, Duane Eddy, and Cliff Gallup, who was a guitarist for Gene Vincent. 1957 saw the release of the Gretsch 6122 model, also known as the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman, named after one of his hit songs. The Country Gentleman gained enormous exposure in early 1964 when George Harrison played one during the Beatles’ historic performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, igniting Beatlemania, and inspiring thousands of aspiring guitarists to get a Gretsch of their own. George would soon become associated with a variety of guitars, including Rickenbackers, Fenders, Gibsons, and a Gretsch Tennessean, but he can be seen once again picking his Country Gentleman in the move Help!, during a recording session for “you’re Going To Lose That Girl.””