1977 Gretsch Bo Diddley [USA]. Orange. Near Mint. #1461.
Color: Orange, Rating: 9.25, Sold (ID# 1461)
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Bo Diddley's own "Bo Diddley"


1977 Gretsch Bo Diddley [USA].


This historically important guitar was specially made by Gretsch for the late, great Bo Diddley somewhere around 1977. It weighs just 8.00 lbs and features the unique 'Bo Diddley' rectangular - cigar-box shaped body which is 18 inches long and 12 inches wide. The fully hollow, two inch thick body which is triple bound on the top and back, has a laminated flamed maple top and laminated maple back and sides. Two-piece maple neck with a nut width of 1 9/16 inches, a scale length of 25 1/2 inches and a unique 'Bo Diddley' medium profile. Triple-bound, laminated headstock face with inlaid pearl Gretsch "T-roof" and "Horse Shoe". Two-layer black over white plastic dome-shaped truss-rod cover with three screws. Individual gold-plated Gotoh 'Star' tuners with tulip-shaped metal buttons. Single-bound, lightly scalloped ebony fretboard with 21 medium frets and pearl block position markers and red dot side markers. Fretboard with additional inlaid white line on each side. Three original Gretsch Filter'Tron Humbuckers with gold plastic surrounds and uniform outputs of 2.76k. One volume and one tone control plus five-way pickup "CRL" selector switch, all on 'Telecaster' style metal plate. Master volume control on treble top neck corner, jack-input on top lower edge corner. Gretsch 'Arrow' through 'G' control knobs with knurled sides. Gretsch 'bar-bridge' on height-adjustable ebony base and Gretsch [Bigsby] horse-shoe style vibrato tailpiece. All hardware gold-plated except the bridge and the Bigsby tailpiece. The guitar is signed on the top in black marker "Love From / Bo Diddley / Rock 'n Roll / 12-28-91 / USA". Housed in the original three-latch rectangular black hardshell case with black plush lining (9.00).

The neck pickup sounds

The neck pickup sounds f------ awesome!

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