ATTENTION: BILLY ZOOM, X, AND GRETSCH FANS…..
JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS
A once in a lifetime opportunity to own an extremely special, one of a kind guitar. If you are a fan of Billy Zoom, the band X, or great Gretsch guitars, this one’s for you!
HAD A CRAPPY YEAR ?
This icon could generate some Holiday cheer for yourself, or someone you REALLY, REALLY like.
This instrument is not one of the usual Great Gretsch Silver Jets, but one of the three prototypes hand crafted by Gretsch Custom Shop luthier, Stephen Stern, to Billy’s exacting specifications. Mr. Stern can tell you that it was no easy task to develop an instrument that could live up to Billy’s specifications, but after several years of development (with Billy’s constant input) Billy signed off on the three shop samples, which led to the introduction of the production model.
This instrument (shown here in the photos) is the only one of the three prototypes to feature the actual serial number of Mr. Zoom’s original 1955 Jet, as well as the only one that did NOT get the aging (relicing) treatment to resemble his original touring and recording guitar. Billy so loves the new guitars that he has retired his original vintage model, and now tours with one of the three presentation guitars!
SO….HERE’S THE SCOOP
FEATURES UNIQUE TO THE BZ SILVER JET: (Billy’s mods to his ’55 over the years)
- 1. This guitar has the same serial number as Billy’s original 1955 model.
- 2. chrome Grover “Futura” tuners with pearloid buttons.
- 3. Melita bridge screwed to the top with replaced saddle locking screws.
- 4. Bigsby B-12 vibrato tailpiece.
- 5. It’s BZ’s guitar, damn it! (could be yours, if you like).
- Gretsch Billy Zoom Silver Jet Prototype
- Gretsch case w/ “Billy Zoom 5” stencil
- Letter from Gretsch Custom Shop Master Builder, Stephen Stern
- Certificate of Authenticity from Gretsch
- Billy’s leather guitar strap….
- AND, if safety allows, lunch with Mr. Zoom, photo and autograph ops!
This package is offered at : INQUIRE
Guitar must be picked up in person, and the balance paid in cash at Orange, Ca. 92866
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