For Sale: Gretsch 5623 Electromatic Centerblock Bono (RED) and HSC

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  1. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    I've listed this on Reverb for $730 (+$50 S&H). $700 total to forum members in the continental US.

    This was a limited-issue guitar to raise funds for Bono's (Red) charity to fight HIV/AIDS (see description below). It has Bono's signature on the back. If you don't like the (RED) branding, you can remove the pickguard and reverse the truss rod cover, which is black on the flip side.

    I've had it for about a year and a half. I mainly play seated and it's just too big for my 5' 7" frame. So I don't play it often. There are a few small scratches and some wear around the back strap button (see photos). Otherwise, it is in very good-excellent condition. The Blacktop Filter'Trons provide a nice bite and you'll get That Great Gretsch Sound™.

    Features and Specs
    Body
    • Double Cutaway Thinline
    • Arched Laminated Maple Top, Sides, and Back
    • Gloss Urethane Finish
    • Spruce Center-Block
    • Bound body (front and back) and f-holes
    • Matching Painted Headstock with Silver Screened Gretsch® Electromatic® Logo and Bono's Signature on Back
    Neck and Fingerboard
    • Maple neck with Bound Rosewood Fretboard
    • 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
    • White Pearloid Neo-Classic™ "Thumbnail" Inlays
    • Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8 mm)
    • Scale Length: 24.6" (625 mm)
    Electronics and Hardware
    • Black Top Filter'Tron™ Bridge and Neck Pickups
    • 3-Position Toggle Switch
    • Controls: One Master Volume, One Master Tone with G"- Arrow Knobs
    • Hardware Finish: Chrome-Plated
    • Anchored Adjusto-Matic™ Bridge with "G" Cutout Tailpiece
    • Grover® Deluxe Die-Cast Sealed Tuning Machines
    • Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs
    Accessories and Miscellaneous
    • Deluxe Hardshell Case (G6267)
    • (RED)™ Logo on Pickguard and Truss Rod Cover

    Gretsch and Bono join forces once again for a new signature guitar model bearing the special (RED) logo adorning the pickguard and truss rod cover to bring awareness of Bono's support of Product Red and their humanitarian efforts in the battle against HIV/AIDS.

    The double-cutaway G5623 Electromatic Center-Block (RED) Bono Signature Model puts Bono's personalized stamp on Gretsch's new thinline spruce center-block design, which delivers high gain-friendly tone and greater control over the kind of feedback players want.

    "The (GRETSCH) RED guitar is a guitarist' dream," said Bono, co-founder of (RED). "And the reality is that every time someone buys one, it' raising money to fight AIDS. That money can buy life-saving medicine for pregnant mothers living with HIV, and prevent their babies being born with the virus. They'e the same pills that will help deliver an AIDS Free Generation."

    Since it was founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006, (RED) has generated more than $275 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have impacted more than 55 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services.

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  2. Paruwi

    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member

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    Good Luck with the sale :thumb:
     
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    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    Bump for price cut $650 shipped (CONUS)
     
  4. John

    John Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful guitar Davis. I hope you sell it.....
     
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    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    SOLD

    Posting just to close the loop.
     
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