Up for sale, a 1974 Gretsch Double Anniversary model 7560 in excellent condition and in perfect working order, complete with a hardshell case. A unique Baldwin-era iteration of Gretsch's Anniversary platform and the successor to the 6117 model, the 7560 was only offered from 1973-76, featuring a vibrant and glossy nitro lacquer Sunburst finish on the all maple body, with scaled down F-holes and the original pair of Hilo'Tron pickups.
Hilo'Trons are essentially a single coil version of the Filter'Tron, known for their shimmering highs, mellow lows, and lively response. These pickups retain incredible clarity and top end chime, with the inherent warmth of the guitar's hollowbody. Weighing 7lbs 14oz and professionally setup and strung with 10-46 strings here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, we've dialed in this Gretsch with optimal action and intonation.
The two-piece maple neck features a very slender and fast-feeling C profile carve with slight shoulders and an effortless feel, measuring .765” deep at the 1st fret and .840” at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard retains the original medium jumbo frets with fret edge binding, and the frets show moderate uniform wear on the crowns of frets 1-2, extending beneath the plain strings more faintly until fret 8. The guitar plays cleanly in every register with a straight neck and optimally adjusted truss rod. Fretboard width at the zero fret just forward of the nut measures 1 3/4" in width, and the scale length is 24.6". On the headstock, the guitar features the original chrome tuning machines, while the face is cleanly inlaid with the traditional T-roof Gretsch logo.
All of the electronics work as intended, and the HiLo'tron single coils feature original oversized chrome rings. There are individual Volume controls for each pickup as well as a Master Tone control, all with original Gretsch aluminum knobs. The pickups are governed by a simple three-way pickup selector toggle with a new tip, and this simple, intuitive control layout eschews the complex switching of earlier Gretsch models. The hardware includes an upgraded B6G Bigsby vibrato tailpiece which works in concert with the original bridge for smooth, expressive warbles. The original lucite gold pickguard is intact and nigh flawless, and visible through the F hole, the original Gretsch label is practically perfect.
Cosmetically, this Gretsch is remarkably well-kept, and wear on the gloss Sunburst finish is limited to a few spots of broad isolated lacquer checking on the body edges, and faint muting of the finish on the back, likely from prolonged contact with the case lining. The neck profile gloss is smooth, glossy, and free of palm wear.
A black tolex hardshell case is included.