November 9, 2016
Just playing this guitar acoustically is fun. Really comfy “D” neck and warm, woody tone define this little Gem. She came to us gutted and in need of some loving…. below is listed work we’ve done this beautiful little thing.
1. Re fret
2. Re install the electronics having first cleaned, lubed, and then tested them thoroughly. There is nothing more painful than getting the electronics in only to find a broken wire etc, especially with wire this old.
3. Set up with 11-49 (can be re set to anyone’s preferred free of charge)
Additions and non genuine….. As mentioned earlier two potentiometers have been replaced. The original bridge and scratch plate are supplied, however we found that a Bigsby bridge worked better tonally….. Bigsby hmmmm? now that’s an idea……
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January 16, 2016
I present to you the Burns Vibroslim Circa 1964…..Now if there’s one thing I know about you Burns Folk and that is you’re all a bit mad! Kind of like me and triumph TR7’s… only “special” friends get it….. with that said, this beast sounds huge and plays real slick having just been re fretted and set up, I’ve never worked out why Burns Guitar’s didn’t appear more in the heavier end of classic 60’s rock as they really are built for the job….Love it!
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April 4, 2015
I always wanted to own one of these however having never seen a lefty I think I may go to my grave empty handed.
Of course, what is important here is. If I had a Lefty white falcon, what would I wear with it? Coz let’s be honest, you don’t wear this guitar.. it wears you.
OK! enough! Here’s the guff.. beautiful guitar in 9/10 looks like a big beautiful blond because it is.
The guitar world’s Jane Mansfield. Plays like butter with a huge tone. Not much to say really, other than ….wow!!!! in original case
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April 1, 2015
Is it just me or do old semi’s have a much ‘woodier’ acoustic tone?
Which means of course, a much “woodier” electric tone. Everything you need is here. A slim taper neck (rare for a Gretsch) hat fits into the hand real snug and light weight to help on those long gigs. TV Jones filtertrons have been retrofitted however the original ‘G’ brand “hi-lo” pick ups are also included.
We recently re fretted the old girl as the previous owner had plainly loved her so much he’d flattened the old frets to the point where they were barely more the fret markers, but hey! that says a lot about just how good this geetar is… in original case.
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March 18, 2014
1962 Harmony Rocket
Can you believe it! This beautiful vintage 1962 Harmony Rocket had been sitting around the shop in a half finished state for over 2 years, owing the fact that John was so daunted by the prospect of re wiring her, that it sat in the “too hard” basket.
Finally here she is, freshly re wired, re fretted and ready to go. The super slim neck will be a treasure for those with, shall we say “petite hands” or maybe not. The Gold top pick ups are surprisingly fat and the tone is warm and woody.
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