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For Sale - Vintage Gretsch BST-1000 (BEAST) Guitar - Nearly Mint, Only made
for 3 years 1979 to 1981. Mahogany Body, Original Factory Dimarizo
pickups. A truly great Rock and Blues Guitar.
Sounds like a Funky Gibson Les Paul, but more high end. Very versatile. I have been playing blues with the guitar and have enjoyed every minute.
I am including the vintage Gretsch Hard Shell Case, which is still in great shape, after all these years.
Here is some info on the Gretsch BST 1000 / 1500
Gretsch BST 1000
The Gretsch BST 1000 is a solid body electric guitar made between 1979
and 1981. It received the nickname "The Beast" from a Gretch promotion
distributed in 1979.
Two variations of the 1000 series exist although many features remain
the same on both models. Some consistencies between the two models
include a mahogany body and a bolt on maple neck. The first of the two
guitars was made with dual chrome colored covered humbuckers and a white
pickguard. "Gretsch" is written in cursive-like font running horizontal
across the headstock when looking at the guitar sitting on a stand. The
second model is also called the 1500 "but is still in the 1000 series
as opposed to the 2000 and 5000 BST series". This model came stock with
cream colored DiMarzio Super Distortion pickups with no covers and a
black pickguard. The name "Gretsch" is written vertical across the
headstock in classic Gretsch style writing featured on many other
guitars and drums of the time. The BST 1000 and 1500 can be dated by
removing the pickguard. Both guitars had serial and model numbers placed
on a piece of paper by the volume and tone pots.
To date the guitar, there are 5 numbers in the serial number - the first
number represents the month the guitar was made "i.e. 1 would represent
January". After the first digit is a dash followed by a second digit.
This second number represents the last digit of the year the guitar was
made "i.e. 9 represents 1979, 0 represents 1980, and 1 would represent
1981". The last 3 numbers represent the number of guitars made that
month including that guitar "435 would mean the guitar is the 435th
guitar made that month".
The guitar is in great shape, some minor scratches, dings, etc. but that just gives it character. Check out the enlarged pictures. No repairs, or gouges, or missing paint. Really treated pretty well for a nearly 30 year old guitar. Not dead mint, but in good condition over all. Just polish and hit the stage. Nice action, and the sounds are versatile. Neck is straight, frets are good, electronics also work well.
Guitar sold "as is" Please check my feedback. I have sold over 100 guitars on Ebay, and have sent them all around the globe. This Gretch plays and sounds great, just that simple. A chance to own a vintage guitar at a great price.
Free shipping to the lower 48 United States. All others pay actual shipping.
PayPal or Cash for local buyers who will pick up the instrument.
Thanks for looking.
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