“It’s here! It’s the Viking – the newest and most advanced guitar by Gretsch. Virtually the guitar with everything, this 17″ double cutaway hollow body offers features only available before in a custom instrument. Exclusive Gretsch “T” Zone Tempered Treble for perfect high note intonation. Double Super’Tron pickups , Super’Tron I, special pickup head by the bridge, for that sharp cutting drive so much in demand for rock and roll -, Super’Tron II, special pickup head at the end of the fingerboard for that cool sweet tone so essential in fine Jazz sound. Exclusive Gretsch Vibrato that’s built in. Body is compact 2″ thickness. Gretsch adjustable rod-ActionFlo neck for extra playing ease. Single muffler built in. Padded back for cushioned comfort. Stand by switch. Neo classic fretboard.” — 1965 Gretsch Catalog
Make and Model: Gretsch 6187 Viking
Year: 1967. Serial 27xx, no “Made In USA” stamp
Specifications: 25 1/2″ scale length, 8lbs 14oz, 1 11/16″ nut width, .81″ neck depth at the first fret.
Originality: All parts appear to be original except for the screws holding the plastic back plate on (under the black leather pad) and the foam mute material
Condition: Very good! It exhibits typical but minimal binding rot but the finish is very nice.
Playability: Very good! All the electronics function very well. The neck is straight with a proper truss rod adjustment but it does exhibit typical rising tongue.
Notes: Just in! This killer ’67 Gretsch Viking has survived in very nice condition and even still has its tuning fork bridge. I was quite surprised by the tuning fork when I played it the first time. Be sure to watch the entire video for an in depth look at this rare vintage Gretsch. I’m confident you’ll love it!