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Gretsch Traveling Wilburys Guitar TW100T
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Presented is a GRETSCH TRAVELING WILBURYS TW 100T 1980s Electric Guitar with the Original Box in Mint Condition. The Wilbury featured here is the TW100T and dates to 1988. It has a smaller than ¾ sized body. With one single coil pick-up and volume knob. A Strat-style tremolo, 18 frets and a bolt on neck. The original box is included but does show some handling/transport wear.
There is a certain charm to these Wilbury guitars. Light, easy to play, colorful with twang in spades. From 1988 till the early ’90s, the company released six different models , each with different graphics and features. All resemble the classic single cut away Danelectro more than anything of Gretch’s own design. Apparently, these made in Korea marketing tools were intended to raise money and help raise awareness in the brand to get Gretsch back in the guitar game.
The impact of the Traveling Wilburys Vol. album was great. Roy and George were already trusted icons but this new super group fast tracked the exploration of Dylan’s catalog and introduced ELO and established Tom Petty as source of constant inspiration. Some may nitpick that the Wilburys fail to transcend the sum of their parts, that no one song exceeds the work the artists created on their own. “BAH!” I say. As far as I’m concerned it is a solid set of songs. Thoroughly enjoyable start to finish. There is some straight-up old fashioned rock & roll highlighted by tender optimism, with a few whimsical moments and a brief glimpse into some darker stuff. The songs are just packed with catchy melodies that you can’t resist singing or strumming along to. It embodies exactly what it is, four friends making music for the fun of it.