1966 Gretsch 6071 Bass, Walnut

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Wonderful Gretsch 6071 Thinline Hollowbody Bass from 1966 with original Gretsch Case. In essence the Bass companion model to the Tennessean and also affectionately known as ‘The Monkees Bass’ thanks to the models close association with Peter Tork of the Monkees.

The short scale Gretsch Model 6071 features a 16” single cutaway, single bound, 2” deep hollow body laminate body with faux F-holes, the Maple neck has a full profile with a dot inlayed Ebony fingerboard and Zero fret. The single Super’tron pickup is controlled by a Master Volume and 3-way tone switch. Other controls are a lever operated String mute and Standby switch, Electronics and the String mute mechanism can be accessed through the back of the instrument underneath the Padded back cover. Gold plated Van Ghent tuners, Space Control bridge on wooden foot and G-cut Gretsch tailpiece.

The Bass is in excellent condition, the electronics are correct and unmolested with the single CTS pot dating to the 6th week of 1966. The heel cap has been replaced by Jonny Kinkade as a precautionary measure, the rest of the binding is in great condition. Currently strung with tape-wound strings, the bass plays well with a great sound both acoustically and amplified. Due to the rather unique headstock design of the 7061 having the correct Gretsch 6233 Streamliner case is imperative.
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