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Gretsch Guitars G6119 Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar  

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A rose by any other name ... The classic Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose guitar model features a 16" laminated maple body, rock maple neck, Neo-Classic„¢ fingerboard inlays, dual High Sensitive Filter'Tron... Click To Read More About This Product

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A rose by any other name ... The classic Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose guitar model features a 16" laminated maple body, rock maple neck, Neo-Classic„¢ fingerboard inlays, dual High Sensitive Filter'Tron„¢ pickups, "tone-pot" circuitry, Gretsch by Bigsby® B6C vibrato tailpiece, and stunning finish.

Features
  • Body Style: Single Cutaway
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
  • Top: Arched Laminated Maple
  • Back And Sides: Laminated Maple Body, 16" Wide, 2.5" Deep
  • Neck: 3-Piece Maple
  • Pickups: 2 High Sensitive Filter'tron„¢ Pickups
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle:
  • Position 1. Bridge Pickup
  • Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups
  • Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup),
  • Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup),
  • Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Width At Nut: 1-11/16" (43mm)
  • Fretboard: Ebony, 12" Radius (305mm)
  • Bridge: Ebony-Based Adjusto-Matic„¢ Bridge
  • Tailpiece: Gretsch Bigsby B6C Vibrato Tailpiece
  • Hardware: Chrome-Plated
  • Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • No. Of Frets: 22
  • Machine Heads: Chrome-Plated Grover 102-18c Rotomatic„¢ Die-Cast Tuners
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Gretsch® Instrument Limited Lifetime Warranty FMIC warrants your Gretsch brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Gretsch Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. FMIC has established a network of independent Authorized Service Centers for warranty service. The Gretsch Dealer from whom you purchased your instrument may also be authorized for warranty service and should be the first point of contact when service of any kind is required for your Gretsch instrument. To receive warranty service, return the complete instrument to an Authorized Service Center, with your sales receipt as proof of purchase, during the applicable warranty period. Defective components that qualify for coverage under this warranty will be repaired or replaced (at FMIC's discretion) without charge. Remedies beyond normal service repair of any Gretsch instrument require both an evaluation and confirmation of the defect and a direct recommendation to FMIC from an Authorized Service Center for alternative considerations. All transportation, insurance and freight charges associated with warranty service and repairs on Gretsch instruments are the responsibility of the purchaser, as is any service initiated for the purpose of customizing setups or adjustments beyond factory specifications. Initial standard setup and adjustment of the instrument and its components at the time of purchase are considered normal Dealer product preparation, and are not covered by this warranty. See complete details at http://www.gretschguitars.com/resources/warranty.html


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Gretsch GuitarsG6119 Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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5.0

I found the one !!

By Chris

from Taylor, MI.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6119 Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar:

    I have been playing guitar for about 10 years and have owned probably 50 different guitars in that time frame ( Gibson, Fender, Heritage, G&L, Rickenbacker, Ibanez, Martin, Taylor, etc). I had been looking for "The Sound" ( the eternal hunt, I know). I feel I finally found it with this guitar. Beautiful looking, resonant when unplugged, quality craftsmanship, and extremely versatile. It's not just for rockabilly or jazz. It can rock with the best of them and shines with effects as well. I believe my search has ended ( although, you can never have too many guitars, unless your wife says so ) This guitar is truly a keeper and did I mention how beautiful it is !!!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    THE DREAM OF A LIFETIME

    By taxivenise

    from MONTREAL QUEBEC CANADA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Low Action No Buzz
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Jazz
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6119 Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar:

    SHE IS MY WIFE AND I DON'T WANT ANYTHING ELSE FOE JAZZ

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Tennessee "Rosy"

    By J "Rosy" Bush

    from Illinois

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6119 Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar:

      Highly recommend this guitar and have found no flaws at all. A super special guitar with excellent sound, looks & feels good playing. Makes practicing fun. Playing this guitar and you have to get better & hopefully be CGP like Chet.

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      An Unsung Hero

      By CHASE MORGAN

      from Los Angeles, CA

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6119 Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar:

      As you might figure, this guitar can do rockabilly, and it can do the blues, and it can do country. But really, if you are clever with the volume and tone knobs, and aren't afraid to dig into it, you can get any sound out of this baby. I've been able to do heavy rock stuff like Jack White, Foo Fighters, Rage Against the Machine, to more indie and experimental stuff like Modest Mouse, Radiohead, and Deerhunter, just as easily as I can kick out the blues/rockabilly jams. Surprisingly, this thing takes distortion and other effects extremely well. And you won't find a better looking guitar anywhere, or one that's easier to play. I've been looking for my "perfect guitar" for years, and I've tried every style of Gibson and Fender in existence. I picked this up to play on a "why the hell not" while in a GC one day, and I was there for hours. I came back the next day, sold my Taylor T5 and emptied my bank account so I could take it home. My point is, you owe to yourself to at least try it. Only "downside": this thing is a little finicky about staying in tune if you use the Bigsby, and it isn't ideal for 'shredding'. But what did you expect it to be?

      (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I miss this guitar so much!

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6119 Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar:

      I have sold guitars in the past in order to get new ones or in hard times I have had to part with some guitars. Of all those, I miss my Gretsch 6119 more than any of them. The sound was so sweet and pickups were so quiet when compared to strats and teles. The guitar felt so good just holding it and the action absolutely perfect. The only thing I found wrong with mine was the pickup switch was noisy and did not make positive contact. I had to manipulate the switch just right to activate the proper pickup. The volume switch was also noisy. I could have fixed these problems easily though. Fit and finish was perfect. Unlike popular opinion, you are not stuck with the jangle sound associated with these guitars. This would make a first class jazz guitar played through a crystal clear amp. If I could take back one guitar, out of all the les pauls, ES gibsons, and fenders, I would take back my Gretsch and never part with it again.

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Review

      By Rob-dMwBk

      from So. California

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6119 Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar:

      I got this guitar in 2004 and have not played it much until now (2011). My main axes have a been Fender Strat and Tele with the Strat being my #1. The feel and finish of the guitar are first rate and the build quality is what you would expect from a professional class instrument. I just wasn't in love with the sound I was able to get from it. That is until I recently got a new amplifier. I had been a long time user of Line 6 amps and the Solid State thing (the Spider Valve included) was the problem for me between the feel of the guitar and the sound it produced. I recently moved to an Egnater Tourmaster and this made all the difference. Through a good quality analog amp, this guitar really really rocks. Not only is is fantastic on the cleans and slightly dirty blues sounds, but perrrrs, like a cat, on the heavy distortion (classic rock) sounds (Zep, ACDC etc.). If fact, both rhythm and lead playing with the heavy distortion sound great with not need to push the lead sound or pull back the rhythm sound. One setting does it all very nicely on this guitar. The pickups are wonderful sounding. The feel of the guitar against your body standing next to a cranked 4x12 is exhilarating. No big feedback problems, just a whole body experience with massive crunch tone. I now love this guitar. With the 25.5" scale, it is a perfect change up with the Fenders and has a crisp punch and clarity that you can only get with the tension of the strings at this scale length. The Bigsby works great, although it's a bit of a b____h to re-string. The strings want to pop off the small posts they seat on around the Bigsby. Upper fret access is limited both by the single cut and the size of the body. Not as bad as an acoustic cut-away, but compared to a Strat or even a Paul, you're going to have to bring your whole hand off the neck to use the frets above 17. I definitely recommend this guitar.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love my G6119

      By trenticle

      from Houston, TX

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6119 Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar:

      Features: Bigsby Tremolo, High-Sensitive Filtertrons Sound: In 2002, Gretsch was bought out by Fender. Now Gretsch has the great Fit and Finish that is why Fender is so successful. The new Fender ownership changed the Filtertrons back to the original specification. Now they are indistinguishable from TV Jones. I get wide harmonic spectrum from low power pickups. I can always add gain and distortion to my fx chain, if that's what I want. This is my first hollowbody, now, only guitar. I thought that I could use the same GHS Light Boomers that I had always used. No way. I have medium gauge flat-wound strings now, and it is always in tune. Even if it sits on the stand for a couple of days. Action, Fit, & Finish: Made in Japan. Urethane Finish. My G6119 is flawless. Every guitar player I have jammed with is envious of it. Had it set up locally/professionally, I highly recommend that. Reliability/Durability: I have owned this guitar for 4 years now and it is as good as it was the day I bought it.

      (11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      wonderful instrument, misunderstood

      By whatever-npxWG

      from San Francisco

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6119 Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar:

      I have a couple Gretsch guitars, this and a 6118. Both are fantastic, have the same pickups, same wood, more or less the same circuitry, but sound different. The Tennessee Rose has a rounder, bouncier sound, a bit more surfy maybe. The only difference, really, between the two is that the Rose has a 25.5 scale neck, the 6118, like most Gretcsches, is 24.6 and it matters. I wanted to post this mainly to counter what others have said about it being overpriced and that you could mod an Electromatic and get the same thing, just not as pretty. First, it'll be more that a couple hundred bucks to change out the pickups, tuners and other cheaper hardware. Second, the Electromatics have a 5 ply top, Gretsches 3 ply. The 3 ply is more resonant and fuller I find. Not a huge difference, but if it matters, you'll need to cough up more to get it. Lastly, all electromatics have the 24.6 scale neck. You can't mod that. The longer scale length gives a punchier, rounder, bouncier sound. Again, not a huge difference, but if it matters to you, you can't get it for less. You can mod an Electromatic for a few hundred bucks with TV Jones pickups and a few other things and get close to a 6120 or 6118, the classic Chet Atkins style Gretsch, but if you want the Tennessee Rose, you'll have to buy a Tennessee Rose, sorry. You won't be dissapointed though, they're pretty special, though it would be nice to pay less.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Tennessee Rose!! A++

      By BA

      from NOR-CAL

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6119 Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar:

      That great Gretsch sound for a great Gretsch guitar. The Tennessee Rose possesses lots of tonal versatility! I can get plenty of different tones with the Filter'Trons and achieve success playing in most styles with this one. This guitar was a bit pricey but was the best value for a solid quality arch top style electric. These Gretsch's are made in Japan in partnership with Fender but are top of the line instruments like many other MIJ guitars such as Takamine, Tokai and ESP. I play mine through a tweed Fender Bassman Reissue and the two are a perfect match. Bright and twangy cleans, aggressive overdriven tones and airy mellow qualities definitely suitable for jazz, folk and blues phrasing. I like to play mine with the reverb cranked up and the settings set clean. Surf rock is a breeze with the Bigsby tremolo. Plenty of textured feedback too, if youre into that sort of thing!! This is a truly well made guitar. Came out of the box set for 11s and the action and height was excellent. Finish was perfect and had not a flaw on it. It is finished in a gloss-urethane finish, which is more much durable than nitro-finished Fenders and Gibson instruments. This guitar has a floating ABR-1 type bridge, which can be a chore for some players when changing strings so be mindful of this. I believe the floating bridge though compliments any hollow bodied guitars tone and is thus an integral part of it.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Guitar

      By maxxx-cmYRt

      from St Paul

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6119 Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar:

      I purchased a 2005 Tennessee Rose in this configuration. The setup and tone are outstanding - AWESOME tone. Great clean sound and headroom, nice smooth breakup into distortion. Master volume is nice. The guitar is being played through a Fender Concert, Traynor Guitarmate YB3, and a Fender Cyber Twin. The pickups have high enough output for blues and classic rock. The tone is amazingly fresh and open. Great for country, jazz, electric folk, jangle pop, blues...pretty much anything but metal.The guitar plays great - it plays really easy. It came strung with .11s, and the intonation has been stable even with moderate use of the Bigsby. There is a slight buzz coming off the bridge (NOT fret buzz, but a buzz)that does not come through the pickups, but it's a little annoying. I haven't been able to figure it out; but I can't notice it when turn up, so who cares? Access to upper frets is limited, especially above 17. Volume knobs are not placed close enough for easy access for volume tricks. Workmanship and finish appear to be outstanding.

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