Gretsch Duo Jet, Cadillac Green, made in Japan 2005. Some guitars we get really don't need a description: you instantly get the idea from one picture: this is one of those. This is one classy little mischief-maker. The green finish is sublime: it's rich, dark and inviting, it absolutely oozes sophistication. The gold hardware sets it off perfectly, it's a perfect ten for gorgeous. The dynasonic pickups are magical: articulate, responsive, low on noise, clear, sparkly and instantly able to transmit the work of your fingers. The chambered body sings truly, you can feel it ringing fully with each note. It's a smooth and easy player with a moderately slim neck; it'll happily handle the softest delicate touch or raucous heavy handed bravado with a perfect mix of manners and attitude. The headstock suffered a break, so it's been professionally re-glued (see below and pics); so that means one lucky little so-and-so gets and absolute holy-crap-deal on this one. These are noted for their scarcity, so if you're in love (we all are) then don't leave this honey hanging too long, tell her how you feel!
Model: Gretsch G6128TCG Duo Jet
Made: Japan, Dyna Gakki factory, 2005 (serial JD05102825)
Body: chambered mahogany, arched laminate maple top
Neck: mahogany, rosewood board
Pickups: original Gretsch Dynasonic single coils
Case: original wood hard case, good quality and condition
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The most obvious thing is the headstock repair. It was a clean break, and it's been professionally re-glued. It's very stable and a tidy job; it's really done well and it's fair to say that it's not a weak point. Aside from that, there's some minor dings and surface-deep scratches on the back in the buckle-rash zone and a couple of negligible dimples on the front. Overall: good condition, 7/10.
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have very minor wear, they're in good shape, 8/10. Every bit as classy as it looks.