The guitars conceived and produced by the Gretsch Company after WWII represent some of the more unique sounding and visually dynamic models available during the ''50s and into the mid-''60s.

'66 Viking model 6189
The Viking models were top-of-line guitars for Gretsch in the mid-'60s. With similar specifications and features to the lauded White Falcon, these 17" wide, true hollowbody archtops, were produced in the traditional sunburst and natural finishes, but are also found in a less common Cadillac Green variation as illustrated here. (Photo courtesy of Ron O'Keefe)

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Gibson 1960 Les Paul 0 8145 is from the final year of the model’s original-production era, and likely from one of the later runs.

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These days it’s difficult to imagine any vintage Gibson Les Paul being a tough sell, but there was a time when 1960 ’bursts were considered less desirable than the ’58s and ’59s of legend—even though Clapton played a ’60 cherry sunburst in his Bluesbreakers days. Such was the case in the mid 1990s, when the family of a local musician who was the original owner of one of these guitars walked into Rumble Seat Music’s original Ithaca, New York, store with this column’s featured instrument.

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