1955 GRETSCH WHITE PENGUIN USA CUSTOM G6134 RELIC BY STEPHEN STERN
This is a brand new 55’ Spec 6135 White Penguin model from the USA Gretsch Custom Shop. This is a truly phenomenal guitar and the White Penguin has a prestigious place in the history of the electric guitar. It’s been estimated that less than 50 white penguin’s were ever made making them one of the rarest Gretsch models ever, and one of the most sought after vintage collectibles. Like the original designers at Gretsch, Stephen Stern and company at the Gretsch USA custom shop have also spared no expense to produce this unique guitar, only this time to recreate it.
The Gretsch Penguin is one of the rarest Gretsch models of all time. With production beginning in 1955, it is believed that fewer than 100 were made before discontinued in 1964. Original features include a Duo-Jet body shape and Falcon peghead, pearl humptop inlays, and a roller space control bridge. It has truly has become a rare and covetable guitar.
Master builder Stephen Stern has tirelessly recreated the vintage specs of the original 1955 Penguin, and aged it to appear as it would today. The body features finish checking and light age marks, the gold hardware appears to have been used for years, and the peghead veneer has not discolored as would be seen on an actual '55. This Penguin not only looks great, but plays and sounds fantastic as well!
Chambered Mahogany Body
Laminated Maple Top
Pearl Humptop Engraved Inlay
Duncan DynoSonic pickups
Master Vol, Neck Vol, Bridge Vol
3-way Toggle Pickup Selector
New vintage correct "G"-Cadillac Tailpiece
Aged Gold Grover Imperial Tuners
1 11/16" Bone Nut
Mahogany Neck with 24 3/4" Scale Length
Neck Depth .85" at First Fret and .94" at Twelfth Fret
22 Tall Medium Frets i
Ebony Fingerboard with Engraved MOP Inlays and 12" Radius
Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Dynasonic Single-Coil Pickups
Aged Gold Synchro-Sonic Pinned Bridge with Cadillac Tailpiece
Original Custom Shop Hard Shell Case with COA and Case Candy
These Rare Masterbuilts sell for 11-12k used.. You won't be disappointed on this Tone Baby.. if you decided to purchase!