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Try as they might, the head honchos at Gretsch could never get George Harrison to agree to an official signature model. However, in 1966, The Monkees seemed like the next best thing.
Two flies in the jangly ointment: 1) The Monkees didn't actually play their instruments at the time, and 2) Their predominantly female teenage fanbase didn't exactly break down the doors of music stores across the US on its release.
By 1968, the model was canned, yet in retrospect, in our opinion it's pretty damn cool.