I have been playing and test driving basses at a local bar for the past 7 years. Last night I was approached by a guy that knows i build. He said he had a Gretsch guitar he wanted me to look at and I said sure no problem then he mentioned he bought it in the late '50's. That sparked my interest. He went on to say he took it with him while he was in the service and then years later loand it to his daughter to go to music school. He recently got it back and was shocked at the condition it was in. He wants me to bring it back to life. I have to admit I wan't expecting it to be this rough when he brought it in. I don't know the exact year or model. do any of you? Where can I get info on it? Parts? It is a very interesting project for me so I am looking forward to it.