1979 Gretsch TK 300 Model 7624

The card stock shim keeps the neck pickup tilted the right way.
The cardstock shim keeps the neck pickup tilted the right way.

These are great rock guitars. I was still looking to fill that SG slot on the cheap, and I found this. They’re odd guitars, certainly. Small maple solid bodies that look a bit like an angular Les Paul TV Model with an even more angular tele style guard, the hockey stick headstock I love: gratuitously odd guitars.

They’re also an unusual 24.5″ scale and loaded with mysterious, hot Japanese humbuckers that, while they’re still arguably PAF clones, are hot enough to tilt a little ways toward DiMarzio super distortions. Maple too bright? Not with these, but the voice is distinct and focused.

They came with a Leo Quan Badass bridge, but I don’t like those, so I swapped it for this Schroeder and changed the posts to locking TonePros for a big improvement.

This guitar also boasts a distinctive skate key style truss rod tool (of course) and adjusts at the heel. GHS 11s.

Don't lose it.
Don’t lose it.

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