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strumsilly
01-12-2012, 09:53 AM
vintage Gretsch solid mahogany soprano
top back and sides are in vg shape. 2 tiny cracks around soundhole, one tiny [less than 1/4", right on seam.
this uke has had a bad accident , and though completely healed, the back has a nasty scar. It has been cleated and is stable, but UGLY.The back has also been poorly stained. The another cosmetic defect is it looks like the bridge has been reglued, as there is some glue squeeze out at the bottom of bridge. bridge is secure and there is no lifting.
IMHO these Gretsch ukes are very underrated, and if you stuck another decal on would be worth a lot more. It sounds [and looks]very much like a Martin 0.

Selling because my vintage Regal soprano is arriving shortly. be gentile Fed EX!

Selling for $115 + 10 shipping COUS, that's probably 1/2 of what one without the back damage would go for. sounds and plays the same, just never look at the back, haha.

no case, I know how to pack.

sorry for no UU pict, I forgot and will get to it asap, also with a sound sample.

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/avm1/GRETSCH/GRETSCH001.jpg

http://s1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/avm1/GRETSCH/

strumsilly
01-14-2012, 11:47 AM
ok, I just bought another uke. I need to move this. $100 shipped. you won't find a better sounding solid mahog for this price. guaranteed.

garyg
01-15-2012, 04:28 AM
That's an incredible price, even for an ugly gretsch, these ukes are greatly undervalued and have that classic vintage mahogany sound. I have three myself otherwise I'd buy it, but if I do anything it will be keeping to my new years resolution to deaccession ukes <g>. Ugly ukes need love too.

itsscottwilder
01-15-2012, 04:29 AM
Really tempting. But my next purchase needs to be a tenor uke.

strumsilly
01-15-2012, 06:01 AM
That's an incredible price, even for an ugly gretsch, these ukes are greatly undervalued and have that classic vintage mahogany sound. I have three myself otherwise I'd buy it, but if I do anything it will be keeping to my new years resolution to deaccession ukes <g>. Ugly ukes need love too.
three is such an odd number, you need another one to even things out!

garyg
01-15-2012, 06:25 AM
Haha, remember my new year's resolution. Yes even numbers are good which is why I'm selling my 30's gretsch to get down to two. Gretsch's really are the perfect starter uke for someone wanting to get into vintage ukes. Good luck Strum, g2

pondweed
01-15-2012, 08:00 AM
sent you a pm...

strumsilly
01-15-2012, 10:55 AM
will ship to most of to europe, $30-$45

strumsilly
01-15-2012, 11:39 AM
sold. going across the pond.