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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... Read More

Overview

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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Gretsch GuitarsG6122-1959 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Super guitar

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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!

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5.0

Just received today

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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.

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5.0

Great guitar

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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.

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Gretsch G6122-1559

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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.

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