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Gretsch White Penguin Relic 1959 . SOLD !!

  • Gretsch White Penguin 1959 Relic
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  • Signed by Stephen Stern on back plate
  • Signed by Stephen Stern on scratch plate.
  • Master built by Steve Stern in Fender/Gretsch custom shop
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And now for something Really Special:-

          Check this little beauty out Gretsch guitar lovers. In the mid to late 50's Gretsch guitars USA made a handfull ( estimated to be about 25 pieces ) of a model they called " The White Penguin " because of it's rarity this guitar is now considered to be the Holy Grail of rare and highly collectable models, it is impossible to buy one of these originals as they are all in the hands of serious enthusiasts and collectors, but the good news is that the Gretsch company ( which is now owned by Fender ) decided to make a limited edition of this model now known as " The Legacy " in the Fender/Gretsch custom shop, we are delighted to have procured one of these very hard to get direct reproductions of The Penguin,the one we have is a direct copy of the 1959 model, this model has been meticulously aged, even with some crazing of the paint finish on the body and a few small marks and blemishes to make it look like a 50's model, an incredible amount of work goes into these relics. But wait it gets better, not only does Quirky Guitars have one of these Beauties, but it is signed by the master builder Steve Stern from the Fender custom shop !! We also have the certificate of authenticity, Gretsch manual and accessories, de-luxe case and even some pics personalised with Steve Sterns name on them, check out the pics guys:- 

Master Builder Stephen Stern has led the Gretsch Custom Shop since 2005. Stern arrived at the world-famous Fender Custom Shop in 1993, where he became a Master Builder in 1994 and studied under the great arch-top luthiers Jimmy D’Aquisto and Bob Benedetto. His exquisite arch-top construction skills eventually led him to the Gretsch Custom Shop. One of his proudest achievements was the 2011 release of the George Harrison Tribute Custom Shop Duo Jet. He also crafted the prototype for the Duane Eddy Signature Hollow Body and built instruments for other noted guitarists including Steve Miller, Steve Hunter and Brian Ray.

Jack Whites original White Penguin:-


Jack bought this guitar in 2007 in Nashville, around the time of recording the “Icky Thump” album. He said that it took him a while to make up the decision, but finally, persuaded by his friends, he went and picked up the guitar.

 Check out the video, which is actually a 1955 Penguin, but very similar to the 59 model



Product Videos

SOLD • Gretsch Masterbuilt 1955 White Penguin Relic • SN: UC12090803 (04:18)
Welcome to Wildwood Guitars! The guitar you see in this video may be sold, but that doesn't mean that you still can't enjoy its rich and vibrant tone! If you're in the market for a beauty such as this then use this video, and the devious stylings of the one-and-only Greg Koch, to help you decide if this may be the model for you! Site: http://bit.ly/15gci84 Greg Koch: http://bit.ly/WDP9b7 Facebook: http://on.fb.me/11aLDN5 Serial Number: UC12090803 Brand: Gretsch Model: Masterbuilt 1955 White Penguin Relic Finish Color: Aged White Weight: 8.42 lbs Master Builder: Stephen Stern Top Wood: Arched Laminated Maple Body Wood: Chambered Mahogony Body Neck Wood: Mahogany Neck Shape: Standard Fingerboard Inlays: Vintage Engraved Hump Block Nut Material: Bone Frets: Vintage Binding: Black Pickups: 2 Seymour Duncan DynaSonic DeArmond Controls: Master Vol, Neck Vol, Bridge Vol, P/U Selector Switch and Tone Switch Hardware : Gold Tuners: Gold Plated Grover® Imperial Bridge: Melita Tailpiece: "G" Trapeze Case: Grey Hardshell Case
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