This used consignment 2021 Gretsch Custom Shop Masterbuilt G6134-CS 1955 White Penguin Relic by Stephen Stern is in on consignment after just about 6 months in its original owner's possession. He has a fleet of top-shelf guitars that we maintain so this guitar is still in primo shape. The neck is straight, the frets are still crowned, and the truss rod is functioning properly. Included with the guitar is the original hardshell case and certificate of authenticity.
Simply put, Stephen Stern's name is on the back of the headstock on the best Gretsch Guitars ever made. He took cool designs and executed them at a level never experienced before by the brand. I consider myself lucky to have played a few dozen on his guitars over the years and they truly are as good as it gets. This guitar was relic'd at the factory so the aging is intentional.
The White Penguin is a rare bird, indeed. Not many were made when they were 1st introduced but they have gone on to be a much more appreciated model as the decades have worn on. Built with a chambered mahogany body and topped with arched laminated maple, the tonewood cocktail is nothing but classic. The neck is made from mahogany and is topped with an Ebony Fingerboard. The Engraved Hump-Block inlays are stunning and add serious depth to the vibe. The gold-sparkle binding around the body, fingerboard, and headstock is the icing on the cake.
A pair of Seymour Duncan Dynoonic pickups are installed and these produce some of the sweetest clean tones your ears have ever heard. Bell-like, chiming, warm, rich, these pickups nail the tones you've heard on countless records. Each pickup has its own volume control along with a master volume. There is also a master tone control and a 3-way pickup selector.
Nobody treats used guitars as we do at The Music Gallery! Every trade-in goes through an inspection, gets cleaned, then some fresh strings, and a full set-up before being put up for sale. We often even put guitars with worn frets through our Plek machine if need be! Rest assured, any Used Guitar from The Music Gallery has certainly passed its physical!