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Gretsch Guitars G6122-1959 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar
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A single-cutaway slice of history! Designed in close conjunction with Paul Yandell, Chet Atkins' rhythm guitarist, the G6122-1959 Country Gentleman precisely replicates the world's most famous '59 6122 model. Electric guitar features include custom handmade pickups by TV Jones, a slightly wider neck, Bigsby B6GWST vibrato tailpiece with stationary arm and optional swivel arm. Includes case.

Gretsch Guitars G6122-1959 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar Features:

  • Body Style: Single Cutaway
    Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
    Top: Arched Laminated Maple
    Back and Sides: Laminated Maple Body, 17" Wide, 2.25" Deep
    Neck: 3-Piece Maple
    Pickups: 1 TV Jones Plus Ht (Bridge),
    1 TV Jones Super-Tron Classic (Neck)
    Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle:
    Position 1. Bridge Pickup
    Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
    Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Controls: Volume (Bridge Pickup),
    Master Tone,
    Master Volume
    Width At Nut: 1-3/4" (44.5mm)
    Fretboard: Ebony, 12" Radius (305mm)
    Bridge: Ebony-Based Gold Rocking Bar Bridge
    Tailpiece: Gretsch Bigsby B6GW Vibrato Tailpiece with Wire Handle
    Hardware: Gold-Plated
    Finish: Gloss Urethane
    No. Of Frets: 21 (Plus Zero Fret)
    Machine Heads: Grover Imperial Gold-Plated Die-Cast Tuners
    Unique Features: Mother of Pearl Neo Classic Thumbnail Inlay Position Markers, Zero Fret, Simulated f-Holes, Bound Fingerboard and Headstock, Multiple Body Bindings, Gold-Plated Name Plate on Headstock, Gold Plexi Pickguard, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod
    Includes case

Gretsch Guitars G6122-1959 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar

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  • Just received today

    As reviewed by Bill Asbell on 7/22/2013

    I am a long time Gretsch guy because I grew up listening to the Beatles. I decided at age 61 that I was no longer in collector mode, but player mode. So I got very fair offers from GC on my 1963 Nashville, and traded into the new 1959 Country Gent version. It was not quite what I expected; right out of the box, it had beautiful striped wood. What I might have expected from a high end LesPaul. It is beautiful and structurally flawless. The slightly wider neck is wonderful for my big hands (I am 6'4") and finger picking, and the TV Jones pickups are bright and classy. I really like this machine. It is beautiful and it plays. I don't have any shortcomings at all to report. And the service here in Atlanta was great.

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  • Gretsch G6122-1559

    As reviewed by Bob on 2/2/2009

    The guitar was everything I had hoped for. The guality, finish and details are outstanding. I almost bought the 1962 version but after some research I found that Chet never liked that version and gave his away. The wider neck, adjustable bar tail piece and TV Jones pickups are a plus. The controls are a little confusing but that's the way Chet had them. The guitar guide included does not address the controls. It was good to get the Chet Atkins name back on the guitar. I think the 2008 model will be keeper since it is Gretsch's 125 year anniversay.

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  • Great guitar

    As reviewed by SHANNON MCMICHAEL on 7/9/2013

    This is a wonderful instrument well suited for fingerstyle, country, jazz, and rock music. One note the bridge of this guitar is pinned so unless you remove the grub screws in order to slide the bridge for intonation or replace it with a tune o matic style bridge.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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