Very good condition featuring double cutaway black walnut and maple body with natural finish and beveled top edges, two humbucking pickups with chrome covers, two volume controls and two tone controls with knurled metal barrel knobs, three way pickup selector switch with knurled metal switch tip, chrome plated metal bridge with six individual adjustable steel block saddles, clear plexi center pickguard with rosewood outer pickguards on each side, neck through construction, laminated maple and black walnut neck, bound Indian rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays starting at the third fret, bone nut, bound Baldwin era Gretsch peghead shape, walnut peghead face overlay with pearl horizontal Gretsch logo inlay, three per side sealed chrome plated tuning machines, single ply black plastic electronics control cover plate, string through body construction with six individual metal string ferrules, two knurled metal strap buttons and modern rectangular hard shell case with black tolex covering. This guitar weighs 9lb 7oz.
The 1977 Gretsch Committee is in very good vintage cosmetic condition showing some signs of play wear throughout and especially in the forearm area (see photos). The finish in that area has rubbed off on the front and back of the body. The rest of the finish is very nice and clean. The wooden pickguard wings are replacements that appear to be homemade but were done rather well and really add some charm! The plug in the back of the body beside the neck that covers the truss rod adjustment hole is missing. The truss rod works as intended. The neck profile on this guitar is that of a medium chunky C shape with a flat center that tapers slightly larger towards the 12th fret. This neck is very comfortable and feels nice in the hand. The fret wire shows some wear but the frets are in pretty good shape (see photos). This guitar plays well up and down the fingerboard. The original humbucking pickups sound good and have a pretty powerful woody quality. The bridge pickup has a nice clear bite and sounds great overdriven and the neck pickup is a bit rounder while still retaining clarity and sounds fantastic for clean sounds and thick lead tones. This guitar is housed in a newer rectangular hardshell case that fits well. These Baldwin era Gretsch instruments are quirky, unique and pretty interesting. This one has loads of character and would make someone a fine instrument for years to come. A gem of a guitar shipped out safely and promptly from our little shop here in Clarksville, Tennessee, to your front door.