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1981 Gretsch BST-1000 "The Beast" - $500 (HB)

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condition: fair
The BST-1000 was one of the few Gretsch solid bodies. It's a cool little oddity, goes for like 900-1000 on Reverb, selling at a discount because of cosmetic issues and needs a set up to really shine.

Tuners, pickups, electronics and bridge is upgraded. Knobs are original. I can include the original wiring harness/pickups/bridge/tuners as well if desired.

Came to me unplayable with a lifting fingerboard. I reseated it and got it playable. Just needs a bit more TLC to be gig-ready.

Neck is THIN and fast. Too thin for me. Neck is straight, truss rod is functional. The biggest flaws are cosmetic which is just due to age and the thin finish older guitars had. I tried to close up on the flaws.

Definitely a cool piece. Cash and carry from HB, open to trade offers.

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