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THE FRED GRETSCH MANUFACTURING COMPANY, BROOKLYN, CIRCA 1963
THE FRED GRETSCH MANUFACTURING COMPANY, BROOKLYN, CIRCA 1963
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THE FRED GRETSCH MANUFACTURING COMPANY, BROOKLYN, CIRCA 1963

A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR, 'CHAMPAGNE' DUO-JET, 6128

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THE FRED GRETSCH MANUFACTURING COMPANY, BROOKLYN, CIRCA 1963
A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR, 'CHAMPAGNE' DUO-JET, 6128
Inlaid at the headstock with the logo Gretsch and applied at the pickguard, inscribed to the back control cavity cover 72856, the custom 'champagne sparkle' finished top, with later hardshell case bearing a label inscribed GRETSCH 6129 JET 'CHAMPAGNE' #; accompanied by a candid color snapshot of David Gilmour playing this guitar in 2001
Length of back 17 7/8 in. (45.3 cm.)
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By 1961 all Duo Jet and associated Gretsch solid-body models incorporated a symmetrical double cutaway body. In addition to guitars, Gretsch also produced drum kits in its line of musical instruments. By incorporating the plastic materials used to cover the wooden drum rims in their solid body guitars, Gretsch was able to add a distinctive color and sparkle to their instruments.
Acquired in 1979 by David Gilmour’s longtime guitar technician Phil Taylor during the final recording sessions for Pink Floyd’s 1979 album The Wall in Los Angeles, the guitar was subsequently sold to David Gilmour in 1983 and kept for studio use.
See footnote to lot 13.

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