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and Tone Flange models, along with bass drums in various and pearl and sparkle finishes.
Gretsch guitars have graced the hands of many influential artists, including Billy Gibbons, Brian Setzer, Chet Atkins and Tim Armstrong.
However, Gretsch is also well known and praised for their lineup of many other musical instruments and accessories, such as mandolins, ukulele's, and even cases, straps and strings.
Gretsch began date-coding serial numbers in August 1966.
The tone flange assembly consisted of a thin metal ring that was placed on flat wood screws in the top bearing edge.
A fat hubcap shaped flange rested on the ring under the head and top hoop. According to the 1928 catalog, It rejuvenates and clarifies the tone and staccato notes pop out like the crack of a machine gun.
Unfortunately, correct information can be very difficult to come by.
Most online guides (and quite a few print guides) are based on Jay Scott's groundbreaking book "Gretsch: the guitars of the Fred Gretsch Company," which is a fine book, but is nearly two decades old.