Well, these are somewhat rare--I haven't been able to find this model on eBay anytime in the past few months. It is a 1976 Gretsch Corvette (model 7630). This guitar has two Gibson humbuckers--probably T-tops, but could be original PAFs based on the patent number on the back of the pickups. T-tops would be more likely from this era, I believe. (Patent # 2,737,842 marked on back of pickups). I have pictures of the internals as well, if you're interested. Anyway, I believe the pickups are not original based on my belief that Gretsch never used Gibson pickups... also, the tuners have been changed (upgraded to Sperzel tuners). Everything else appears to be original. 4x2 headstock. Label is present underneath the original pickguard. The guitar has a "Hi-Low" type switch for the pickup output--it does not seem to be a coil tap, as there is no hum present on the lower output setting. There is some honest wear/buckle rash on the back of the guitar but I believe it is in good condition overall--the neck joint is solid and the frets have plenty of life in them.
I have no frame of reference for this guitar's price--there are two on eBay right now for around $1500 Buy It Now. I am asking for what I believe is a reasonable $750. Obviously, made in USA. I don't have to sell it, but if someone has been out there looking for one for a while, I have one I will sell.
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to purchase. May take less cash if you have a Sunburst 50s Classic Vibe Strat or the Pine 50s Telecaster. May also consider Japanese Squiers or Fenders on trade, as well as Korean Pro Tone Squiers.
Location: Plainfield, IN