Gretsch Guitars G6122-1959 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar Walnut Stain 888365133683

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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 '59 612... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

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
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
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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5.0

Super guitar

By Rich

from Hazard, KY

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Pros

  • Fantastic Guitar
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Played Fantastic Out Of B
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Great Fingerstyle Electri
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

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

I love it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just received today

By Bill Asbell

from Atlanta, GA

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

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar

By SHANNON MCMICHAEL

from Shepherdsville, KY

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

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.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quite a keeper

By GreTsch!

from Minnesota

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

The tone from this guitar is unique and very full. I own a few nice guitars and this is by far my favorite. The solid bridge really lets you get an amazing sound, and while I would like some different controls on this it was designed this way specifically. The wider nut is a great addition, and like someone else wrote this guitar was immortalized in Crazy Heart. Check it out - the top-end of Gretsch guitars, and a lot more versatile than you'd think.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pick up your Crazy Heart...

By Bucket Tour Bass Masta

from Missouri

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

Same guitar used by Jeff Bridges in the new film "Crazy Heart". Normally I don't play Gretsch instruments but had to demo this after seeing the movie. Sounded fantastic played through a Fender Tremolux. Changed my opinion of Gretsch

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THE BEST IN THE WORLD!

By Donna Lee Holman

from Michigan

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

I have played many guitars and this one is the best / simply wonderful for my style of playing. I play rhythm and fingerpicking style and it sounds out of this world. Extremely happy! Many, many compliments on it's look too, it's a beauty!

(34 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gretsch G6122-1559

By Bob

from Beaverton, Oregon

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

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.

(10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Chet Atkins 1959 G6122 Grestch Country Gentleman

By Larry Allen

from Jasper,In

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

My wife got me the G6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman for Christmas I was so suprised and very pleased the guitar is beautiful and sounds fantistic. The highs are crisp and the lows are great, I couldnt be more pleased. I own several guitars including a 1966 country gentelman I bought it new but this 1959 is the best sound and the best guitar I have ever played. Anyone that loves to play music this is the Holly Grail. I love my 1959 grescth G6122 from the first cord on. Thanks to my wife Pamela for getting for me.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Chet 's 59' guitar

By Jaybee

from Chicago Il.

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

This guitar 6122-1959 Country Gentleman guitar is the best I've ever played on and the best sounding guitar for Chet's style of music I've heard to this day. Thanks to Paul Yaandel for all his work and efforts you to can come close to the the real thing like Chet had and played on for so many years. He used his 6122-1959 for most of all his recordings. It was his BABY! The extra wide 1 3/4 neck is a plus for us fingerpickers. The sound is great with the two TV Jones pickups. SMOOTH! The finish alone will pop your eyes right out. Tiger striped a little bit with a Dark Red Brown finish. Looks to be a Dark Walnut but the light it's Redish Brown. This guitar is well made and solid .Made in Japan it stands up to American made guitars without any problems. Really it is a much better than most American guitars today. Go and see if you can find one and play on it and you will see what I'm talking about for yourself! It ain't cheap and you will see why when you experience playing one. This is everybody's dream if you play real music. Not made for rock at all. Jay B.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

fingerstyle picker

By Jim Nazworth

from Live Oak, Fla

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

I bought this guitar about a year ago it's the 1959 6122 nashville classic it is the finest guitar I have ever played, If you play fingerstyle you will not regret buying it. I like the hot pickups and the wider neck. and the beauty!

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