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    DescriptionThe ultimate go-to book for information about vintage Gretsch guitars of the 1950s, illustrated with over 120 exquisite images, this is an authoritative, extremely detailed review of both Gretsch guitar production and the individual guitar models that the company introduced during the decade. It will give the reader a comprehensive explanation of the various Gretsch serial numbering systems, an overview of classic Gretsch features from the 1950s, and complete specifications for 28 models produced within the decade. Also included are the evolution of features for each model in every model year of the 1950s, the total production estimates for most models, and the adjusted serial number to model year chronology. This highly detailed information is supported by compelling photography, and an extensive, batch-by-batch recreation of the Gretsch Brooklyn factory's lost production history. A user-friendly technical guide, this book offers a wealth of new data and is a must-have resource for vintage instrument dealers, guitar collectors, Gretsch enthusiasts, and fans of vintage guitars.


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    Title
    Ball's Manual of Gretsch Guitars
    Subtitle
    1950s
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edward Ball
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 218 mm
    Height: 282 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,021 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780764346439
    ISBN 10: 0764346431
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Libri: I-MU
    BIC subject category V2: AVRL1
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 540
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    LC classification: ML
    B&T Approval Code: A04400000, A08600000
    Abridged Dewey: 787
    BISAC V2.8: ANT000000, MUS023060
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15960
    BIC subject category V2: WCX
    DC23: 787.8719
    Thema V1.0: WCX, AVRL
    Illustrations note
    121 colour photos
    Publisher
    Schiffer Publishing Ltd
    Imprint name
    Schiffer Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    28 June 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Atglen
    Author Information
    Edward Ball has been gathering data and researching vintage Gretsch guitars for nearly a decade. In 2010, he released his first book on the topic, entitled "Gretsch 6120: The History of a Legendary Guitar" (Schiffer Publishing).