Last one, I promise! MIJ "Ventura" Gretsch Country Gentleman copy I bought at a pawn shop. It should have looked like THIS but I was a dumb teenager and plastered it with stickers. It needed tuners, the tremolo was missing half its parts, and the bridge was terrible (and moved when I played) but I loved it anyway. Eventually I took it to a repair place and they sorted it out. The bridge had huuuuuge slots from the strings, and the repair place told me they couldn't replace the bridge but they did stick it down with something (rosin, usually) I traded this (and a few other guitars I posted above) for the Hofner above, I immediately regretted it and went back a week or so later, they had spiffed it up like THIS and were asking FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS for it! I told them I was the previous owner, and they only gave me about $50 for it, but of course they were firm on the price. The guitar was gone the next day, so SOMEBODY got it. Oh yeah, these were also sold in Sears catalogs as "Silvertones", with slanted neck pups I've seen those on Ebay but just can't bring myself to pay hundreds of $ for what amounts to nostalgia.