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Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar Walnut Stain

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From driving rhythm to ripping leads, the classic double-cutaway G6122-1962 Country Gentleman Classic has it all! Guitar features include dual High Sensitive Filter'Tron„¢ pickups, tone switch circuit... Click To Read More About This Product

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From driving rhythm to ripping leads, the classic double-cutaway G6122-1962 Country Gentleman Classic has it all! Guitar features include dual High Sensitive Filter'Tron„¢ pickups, tone switch circuitry, action-flow neck, double mutes, back pad and Bigsby® B6G vibrato tailpiece.

Features
  • Body Style: Double Cutaway
  • Scale Length: 24.6" (625mm)
  • Top: Arched Laminated Maple
  • Back And Sides: Laminated Maple Body, 17" Wide, 2" 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,
  • 3-Position Toggle Master Tone Switch,
  • Standby Switch
  • Width At Nut: 1-11/16" (43mm)
  • Fretboard: Ebony, 12" Radius (305mm)
  • Bridge: Ebony-Based Gold Rocking Bar Bridge
  • Tailpiece: Gretsch Bigsby B6G Vibrato Tailpiece
  • Hardware: Gold-Plated
  • Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • No. Of Frets: 22 (Plus Zero Fret)
  • Machine Heads: Grover Imperial„¢ Gold-Plated Die-Cast Tuners
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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 GuitarsG6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (27)

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    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Recording (5)
  • Rock concerts (5)
  • Small venues (5)
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5.0

A guitar for the ages!

By Bob

from Newport News, VA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

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

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar:

I am having a blast recreating the 60's Beatle sound and British invasion. Notto mention a great "twangy" sound.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Top of the Line!

By 6122

from New York

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Perfect Craftsmanship
  • Professional Grade
  • The "great Gretsch Sound"

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Live performances
    • Recording Sessions

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar:

    Well let's see ... Good enough for Chet Atkins, George Harrison and Elvis Presley.... I think it oughtta be good enough for the rest of us! This is, plain & simple, one of the best Guitars you will ever pick up. We know the design worked - it's been on some some of the best sounding and best selling records ever made - but the execution and craftsmanship on this "reissue" 62 model is exceptional.

    I have vintage Gretsch guitars from the golden era of the 50's and 60's and they are great guitars - everything that they are cracked up to be.. But I wanted something newer with fewer miles on it to withstand the rigors of live dates and recording dates. And... I also wanted THIS guitar...

    So?? Yes - it lived up to the vintage Gretsch guitars - and lived up to the high expectations I had for it. It costs a fair dime - but compare it to the Fender Custom Shop or Gibson 335's - and it's actually reasonable! I don't know anyone who has bought a Pro Line Gretsch that hasn't been exceedingly happy with it - and they unanimously will tell you of the high quality craftsmanship of these new pro Gretsch Guitars.

    Rootsy rock'n'roll, jazz, rockabilly, modern rock... Very versatile...

    I have used it as the primary Guitar on recent releases and shows - it's completely reliable - turns heads - and has that "sound"!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gretsch G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman

    By Jerry

    from Murfreesboro TN

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar:

    Sometimes you get what you pay for. Not this time. You get so MUCH more. Even at full MSRP this instrument is a bargain. I went to the Guitar Center in Franklin (Cool Springs), TN a few weeks ago and I traded my wonderful Gretsch Duo Jet for the 6122-62 and have never looked back. I have guitars that cost more, but none better in quality and sound. Played thru my Vox amps it sounds tremendous, but for me, my '65 Fender Twin Reverb reissue brings out the best of what it does. To each their own, but this guitar offers pure sound pleasure. An old classic, but the sound never gets old.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gretsch G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar

    By Tom

    from Scottsdale, AZ

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar:

    Superb instrument. Great tone, nicely finished (no cheap stuff). I made a few slight action adjustments, put on some light strings, and polished it up. Plays great, sound great, looks great, what more can you say! Guitar Center provided a great deal on the trade-in, plus additional discounts. Took just 3 day to get it. Unboxed it in the store, everyone in the store stop by for look. Staff was very helpful, knowledgeable, and genuinely interested.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AWESOME

    By Gary Pierce

    from BENTON, ARKANSAS

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar:

    THIS GUITAR IS SO SWEET!!!!!FROM IT'S SOUND TO IT'S LOOKS AND FEEL...STANDING OR SITTING..I TOOK IT OUT OF THE BOX PLUGED IT IN,,AND I WAS IN GUITAR HEAVEN!! I WENT TO GUITAR CENTER IN LITTLE ROCK ARK... AND BETWEEN THE MGR. AND THE SALES PERSON,,I GOT THE GUITAR I ALWAYS JUST DREAMED OF OWNING,,I DON'T WHY I WOULD NEED ANOTHER GUITAR BECAUSE THIS ONE DOES IT ALL..BUT IF I DO BUY ANOTHER, I'LL BUY IT FROM GUITAR CENTER...

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    What a DREAM

    By hollywood

    from BENTON<ARKANSAS

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar:

    I finaly got my GRETSCH 6122 1962,,AND WHAT A DREAM!!!This guitar has everthing,LOOKS,FEEL,and
    SOUND...right out of the box..This guitar feels
    good sitting or standing..The case also is so nice
    it fits the guitar perfectly.I don't know what you're looking for in a guitar,but I can't say enough..
    THIS GUITAR IS AWESOME

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Gretsch G6122-1952

    By WALTER POWERS

    from El Sobrante, Ca.

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar:

    I was one of those that saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan but that lead me to ask for a Ludwig kit. All these years later (after switching to guitar at 15 and having accumulated many Gibson and Fenders thru the years) I first bought a Rickenbacker 350V63, then a Gibson 160E but I wouldn't buy the Gretsch because it is made in Japan. I decided to buy an old USA made Gretsch and have it refinished. I called Fender to see how much it would be to repair and refinish one. They said they didn't do it. A friend of mine (a Grammy winning artist) said that the Japan made guitars are better built so I went ahead and bought one of these. What a nice guitar! It plays very well, has great tone and is beautiful. I only gave it four stars because it's Japanese.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sometimes The Oldest is still the Best

    By Guitar Guy

    from Peachtree City, Georgia

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Excellent Wood Finish
    • Great Tone
    • Has A Unique Sound Feel
    • Secure Strap Fixtures
    • Wide Tonal Pallette
    • Zero Fret Is Great

    Cons

    • Just A Bit Heavy For Me

    Best Uses

    • Playing Lead Melodies
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar:

    I own a variety of rather high grade guitars such as Gibson, Collings, Martin and Taylor to name a few. This Gretch 6122 truly rounds out my collection. It has a lovely, unique sound. This Gretch stands out from others in my collection in a very nice way. You know you are playing something truly different and great with this instrument. It's very enjoyable to play as well. I have received many compliments about the appearance and sound of this guitar. I play it through a Blues Jr. (tweed) amp which makes this Gretch sound warm, mellow and absolutely fantastic.

    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is 'THE Guitar'

    By OttoMatick-o23Xt

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Bigsby
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Mute Pads
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • No Color Choices

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar:

    In the 1970's I had a Crown knock off of this guitar and traded it for my first Les Paul. I now have neither of those guitars... but...

    This Guitar is the guitar of all guitars. The Filtertron pickups sound like an electric guitar should sound, crisp, clean, articulate. When you play it sounds like any one of the guitar greats Luther or Carl Perkins, Scotty Moore, Brian Setzer, Chet Atkins, Roy Clark, Lonnie Mack, George Harrison is in the room. This guitar nails country and western from early through to Waylon, 50's rock and roll, 60's rock and roll, Beatles songs sound amazing, early Stones sound incredible.

    The mute pads are so cool when playing songs like Mr. State Trooper, intro to pipeline and such tunes. The action, play ability, fit and finish are second to none. The neck is fat and chunky with a fast smooth ebony fret board. The Tremolo is perfect in every way.

    The only con for me is I wish it was a nitrocellulose rather than Urethane finish and I wish it came in Gretsch Orange or Green.

    Get one. If I had to keep just one, this would be the one. This guitar made me, forced me, to buy a G6131TVP because I NEEDED the solid body with powertrons.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Superbly Functional and Beautiful

    By Bobabbagab

    from Victorville, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics
    • Worth Every Penny

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar:

      I started playing guitar, nylon strings, in 1970, and the steel stringed guitars of a few friends, now and then. Just playing at playing. In 1971 & 1972, I took classical lessons: nylon on a very wide neck. After that, it's still been amateur, but mostly uninterrupted. Aside from this guitar, in order of acquisition, I have an acoustic, Gibson Blue Ridge Custom (1976), a Fender Telecaster (1985), a Gibson Les Paul Custom (1999), and a Fender Stratocaster (2011). But I knew I was missing something: a hollow-body electric. The question was: Gibson, or Gretch?

      Initially, I mistakenly purchased the acoustic version of this hollow-body guitar. No problems returning it and getting the non-acoustic version. The acoustic version just fed back WAY too easily. In the right venue, such as a properly arranged stage setup out of doors, or in a room setup to squelch echoic tendencies, the acoustic would probably perform fine; but I play mostly at home in my living room, the walls of which bounce back every decibel.

      For country-western type picking no finer or even comparable guitar exists, bar none. If you're looking for that special twang, this is the guitar for you. It has infinite variability. It is also excellent for old time rock and roll stuff, like the stuff that was called rythm and blues before white folks found out how great it was and started covering it and making their own versions, renamed "rock and roll." And, of course, it is good for "Blues." It also has the red switches, that dampen either the top or bottom 3 strings, or all of them when used together.

      The the other switches and nobs are fairly straight forward. The top switch closest to the neck is intuitive, up is for only the neck pickup. Middle is for both, and down is for only the bridge pickup. Middle, of course allows a mix of both pickups, by volume. The top switch closer to the bridge has three different tonal qualities that it applies to the pickups.

      The two bottom knobs nearest the bridge are volume controls for each pickup. The bottom, forward knob is overall volume. The switch closest the individual volume controls is somewhat perplexing. In the middle, the pickups are both on. Up or down, turns them off, allowing all other settings to remain unchanged. The perplexing part is: why two "off" positions? I suppose it might be faster to use one than the other, depending on if your hand is above or below that switch. Otherwise?

      Over all, this guitar is a true work of art. It's exquisitely beautiful, infinitely functional, and I want to say something about the the way the strap fastens to the guitar. I read a review that said this feature was weird.

      If FUNCTIONAL is weird, then it's weird. How many times have you set your guitar down, and when picking it back up, the strap has twisted? Then, when you want to use it again, you have to untwist the strap, which isn't easy when it can flop around, especially at the base attachment point--but really at both attachments.

      There are knurled, finely threaded nobs which allow you to secure the strap at both ends to the finely threaded pegs, thus putting an end to this particular annoyance. The fine threads mean loosening is unlikely, will occur slowly, and will be quickly noticeable before any real problem could occur.

      It's not for ripping and shredding, though with some effects it might be. But if you're like me, the fewer the effects necessary, outside those in the amp itself, the better. Then again, I haven't tried the distortion built into JC-120, yet, in conjunction, or not, with the Twin Reverb.

      I couldn't be happier with this guitar. I can't imagine I'll need to add anything any more electrics to my collection. But a nice Martin Acoustic would probably put an end to my collecting, for good.

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