ULTRA RARE Gretsch G5124 USA DeArmond like White Falcon with CASE & FREE UK POST

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: May 15, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

I have 100% feedback from nearly 500 ratings and I have been buying guitars for the last few years, but it's time I sold a few. I'm not going to waste everybody's time with 99p starts, and reserve prices that may never be met, because I've watched and waited and then been outbid on too many guitars - so I understand how frustrating that can be. I will give you as much open and honest information as you need before you buy. These instruments are advertised elsewhere so they may be withdrawn if a sale is achieved, but essentially the price you see is the price you pay . I despatch immediately with NO SHIPPING CHARGES and I think I have set very reasonable "Buy It Now" prices for all my sales - but you are welcome to make an offer or trade on any of my guitars. Thankyou.

This is NOT the new G5120 with the horrible grey pickguard and the low output budget humbuckers. If you really want to waste £600 you'll find them in the shops.

** THIS white beauty is the G5124 with DeArmond USA pickups - aka the baby Falcon **

She's not slumming it in a cardboard box either (like her poor relations, the Humbuckers). Because this 16" wide-bodied 'baby' sleeps in a plush-lined nest (aka the official badged Gretsch hard case value £139)!

The story goes that only 200 of these WHITE 5124's were made for approved European retailers. Very very rarely do they ever come up for sale on eBay but if you've been (TV?) Jones-ing for a White Falcon without the White Falcon price tag (or you just don't like all the gold bling of a Falcon) then this is just what the doctor ordered. Check the reviews... I've yet to see a bad one.

The baby Falcon is the rarest of the 512x models... so much so that the 5124 isn't even included in Gretsch catalogues because they weren't available to the American market. In fact, Gretsch discontinued the whole range because economically they simply could not continue to produce anything of this quality at the price point - and it is believed that Gretsch withdrew these USA dynasonic equipped models because they were so good it was hurting sales of their own prestige models.

This one has been a collector's guitar and I am confident that you will not find a better example. She is in exceptional condition with barely any sign that she's been handled at all. The build quality is phenomenal and the binding has aged really nicely. Absolutely beautiful. She's ready to rock and those dual US-made DeArmond pickups ensure she sounds every bit as good as she looks. This guitar sings like only a Gretsch can . She turns heads for all the right reasons and you won't see one of these again any time soon.

The old Electromatics weren't budget range to begin with but (because of their limited availability) these white G5124's - even without a case - cost £799 new... assuming of course that you could actually find one http://www./en/gretsch-electromatic-hollow-body-with-dearmond-usa-single-coils-g5124-white/36568

I'm always open to offers, but when you consider that a bog-standard Gretsch will hold its value, this is a steal at £669 in a proper fitted Gretsch case delivered to your door free of charge

Check my feedback. I never charge a penny for shipping and I always despatch next day courier, so you can be sure of an excellent and speedy service.

You may also collect and pay cash if you prefer. And I might even consider a trade so let me know what you have.

Any questions just drop me a line. And thanks for looking.