Juste avant la "super axe" il semblerait qu'il n'y est eu que 18 guitares construite.
Chet wanted this guitar to be called the Gretsch ‘Hi-Roller’,
and specified that the neck have dice inlays.
Balwin built a tiny number of these then decided they really weren’t comfortable with the gambling association,
so they changed the inlays to plain square markers and renamed the guitar the ‘Super Axe
and then stuffed it full of the usual weird/unusable Gretsch electronics like phasing, compression & sustain.
The guitar has a maple cap with a mahogany body,
and though it’s about 1 and a half inches wide, it weighs as much as a Les Paul Custom.
But because the body is so thin, it doesn’t FEEL as heavy, as the guitar sits more snug to your body…
The humbuckers were excellent, very clear sounding and not too high output