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Gretsch Guitars G6128T-TVP Power Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby Black

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The Gretsch G6128T Duo Jet was a sought-after guitar in Rock music's formative years. Similar to models of the late '50s, today's Duo Jet features dual High Sensitive Filtertron„¢ pickups, tone switch... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Gretsch G6128T Duo Jet was a sought-after guitar in Rock music's formative years. Similar to models of the late '50s, today's Duo Jet features dual High Sensitive Filtertron„¢ pickups, tone switch circuitry, ebony fingerboard with thumbnail inlays, Space Control bridge, and a Gretsch by Bigsby® B3C Vibrato tailpiece.

Features
  • Single cutaway body
  • Arched laminated maple
  • top
  • Semi-hollow mahogany body, 13-1/4" wide, 1-3/4" deep
  • 1-piece mahogany neck
  • 2 Filter'Tron pickups
  • 3-way switching (bridge, bridge and neck, and neck)
  • Volume controls for neck pickup and bridge pickup
  • Master volume
  • 3-position tone switch
  • Ebony fretboard with thumbnail side markers
  • Ebony-based Space Control roller-bridge
  • Gretsch Bigsby B3C vibrato tailpiece
  • Chrome hardware
  • Gloss urethane finish
Specifications
  • 1-11/16" (43mm) neck width at nut
    12" fingerboard radius
    24.6" scale length
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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 GuitarsG6128T-TVP Power Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby
 
4.9

(based on 13 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)
  • Good pick up (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (3)
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5.0

Fantastic guitar

By Jon

from Arlington, TX

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Amazing tone
  • Fantastic action
  • Gorgeous Looks/Finish
  • Great neck shape
  • Master quality craftsmanship

Cons

  • A little small scaled, hard to play capo'd

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Live performance
  • Practicing
  • Praise and Worship
  • Recording

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6128T-TVP Power Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

This is an insanely popular guitar for a reason. Chris Quilala of Jesus Culture, Nigel Hendroff of Hillsong, and many more tour with the Duo Jet, which is a very nice guitar but it ain't a Power Jet.

I was a little worried at first that the pickups would be a little too much but dialing back the gain on my amp took care of that and I ended up with a fantastic guitar with a ton of versatility, playing soft warm tones with tons of ambience, and a nice little bit of natural reverb, to a screaming lead that fails to disappoint, and even a very nice thick Rhythm tone across the drive spectrum, all the while ringing out each note perfectly.

In addition to the fantastic tone versatility, the guitar looks and feels like a Master-built peice at a fraction of the price of one. My luthier confirmed the guitar was almost perfect and needed very little work out of the factory, the intonation was almost perfect and the action needed very little work. The end result is a great sounding guitar with fantastic low rock action, and incredible smooth playing even with coated 11-49 strings.

100% Reccomended

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for worship Band

By Christian Rocker

from Kewanee, IL

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6128T-TVP Power Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

    Saw a used one these guitars for sale used on this site. I had to travel almost 200 miles to get to the Guitar Center there. I plugged it in and was in love. I was hesitant to play it right away the next day in our church because I didn't know if it would stay in tune. Wow!! it surpassed all of my expectations. For the first time, my guitar was clear and crisp and the swells sounded amazing. No problems at all staying in tune. They had two new ones at the store. If you are a noodler or EVH wannabe this guitar is not for you. If you want amazing sounding clear distortion the TV Jones pickups roar. There is a reason all the top Christian bands have someone playing one of these. Amazing!!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing Guitar

    By Tommy

    from Oregon

    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 G6128T-TVP Power Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

      I just picked this guitar up on a trade. I couldn't click with the Ernie Ball Music Man JP6. The neck was simply too small for me. I had honestly never played a Gretsch before this trade. I did however play 5 Les Paul standards the same day I got the Gretsch. I have a LP Studio, and really wanted a Standard. Anyway I decided to meet up with this guy from Craigslist(a jazz player). First off the Gretsch is beautiful in every way possibly. Very well built guitar, playing it "is" a dream. The neck profile isn't as big as my Les Paul studio. But its perfect for me. 2x fatter than the EBMM I traded for it. If you like classic rock: AC/DC, and ZZ top come to mind, this guitar nails that type of style perfectly. The TV tron pickups are kind of weird looking and different, but boy do they ever perform. I can't put this guitar down. This is now my most priced possession. My most expensive guitar, and it's obvious why. If you get a chance, play one you will not regret you did. I don't play Jazz, or Country. I play classic cover type rock, and this is so perfect. Anyway I felt this guitar needed more reviews so people like myself have something to go on. I can't say enough about this instrument.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A true high performance muscle car.

      By IronMorrissey

      from Baltimore, Maryland

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6128T-TVP Power Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

        Ever since I was a kid, I've been drawn to the vibe and aesthetics of Gretsch Guitars but after owning a couple of them, didn't find them to be quite as durable or as versatile as my Gibsons. I thought that the necks were too big to play fast leads on, they didn't stay in tune all that well, and that I couldn't get a rich and creamy sustain. Well, the Gretsch Power Jet gets it all RIGHT, with a neck that feels much more sleek and comfortable than any other Gretsch I've played and TV Jones Power'Tron pickups that sound like a holy combination between Filtertrons and vintage Gibson humbuckers. With this guitar, I can get about every tone from Reverend Horton Heat to Black Sabbath and everything in-between. It NAILS ZZ Top and even does a pretty good Zeppelin. The Power Jet isn't trying to replace any of the other Jet models, but is trying to cater to players like me who love that Gretsch look and sound but aren't all about trying to replicate Chet Atkins or Duane Eddy. This is dedicated to rock, plain and simple. It feels a little heavier and a lot more durable than my old Silver Jet and with the pinned Gibson-style bridge and locking tuners stays in tune a lot better too. This guitar also sustains a lot better than any other Gretsch I've ever played. I can almost sound like Slash with the neck pickup and some gain without having to resort to any trickery. The Power Jet really is like the combination of a Duo Jet and a Les Paul with a neck that beats both of them in terms of playability and comfort. The neck is kind of a perfect middle ground between a "50s neck" and "60s neck" Gibson. Though this guitar can handle about as much gain as you want to throw at it, it almost begs to be played clean. Currently, I'm playing through an Orange TH30 (pretty soon, a Vox AC30) and this guitar just has such a complex clean bite to it that no other guitars can even come close to. To any players on the fence about buying a Gretsch, give the Power Jet a try; it might just be your thing more than any Les Paul. Just because you don't see Brian Setzer playing one doesn't mean it's not worth it. Next on my list is the Billy Bo!

         
        5.0

        Harrison meets Setzer

        By brewjo

        from Oregon City, OR

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6128T-TVP Power Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

            I saw a picture of George Harrison with a Jet Duo and thought it captured everything an electric guitar was about. I was in my early teens but knew I wanted it. Saved and saved until was about about to find one... then the Power Jet was announced. WOWZERS!!!
            These TV Jones pickups are intense and just enough growl all the while the cleans and crystal. That Brian Setzer sound for sure. I run the Power Jet right into a Vox AC 30 and they are an awesome pair. An incredible range of tones at my finger tips.
            This is the Jet to have for sure. Even my friends who thought Gretsch means both kinds of music (Country and Western) appreciate this hot rod. For me, playing it is like driving a 60s muscle car.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wonderful guitar

            By Danny Richards

            from Atlanta. GA

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6128T-TVP Power Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

            I bought this guitar about a year ago and keep enjoying it more and more as I get better. It always plays great. I bought it in the dry desert west and now live in the humid south. In both humidity extremes it plays perfectly. It feels great. I think it is just the right size. I love the feel of the neck. The weight is not bad. I think its really a goldylocks guitar in that its just right. I also think it looks awesome. I don't think I will ever get tired of how impressive this guitar looks. Now the important part, the sound. This guitar sounds amazing!!! I am surprised how versatile the guitar is and how many sounds I can get out of it. I am also amazed at how much feel is delivered while playing. The pickups are wonderful and can provide some bite when needed. I play blues, rock (mostly old stuff), some jazz and everything in between. It has a distinctive sound that I love. If I could only own one guitar, this would be it. Overall this is the best guitar I have played and one I plan on keeping for the rest of my life. I have two complaints. First, I love the ebony fretboard and can't understand why the bridge saddle is rosewood? Second, I am not a big fan of the adjustomatic bridge (on this or any guitar). I plan on doing a fairly inexpensive upgrade replacing these two items. Great guitar, I love how it plays, how it sounds, how it looks and how it feels. I would strongly recommend this guitar.

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Near Perfection!

            By MM

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Professional use

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6128T-TVP Power Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

            This is really about the finest new guitar I have ever played! Better than production model Gibsons and Fenders, comparable to Gibson Custom Shop.

            I began my Gretsch journey by playing the new Electromatic Pro Jet, and was really impressed. The tone was a perfect fit for my current band, so thought I would take the plunge and spend the extra cash and try the professional series Power Jet. While it's quite a lot more than the Pro Jet, I'd say it's worth it.

            First of all the workmanship is just flawless. The fret dressing and finishing of the fret ends is really a work of art. The finish is perfect. It even came out of the box with an adequate set-up and in tune! I plan to give the bridge some fine intonation adjustments, but that's it.

            It's really a beautiful piece of work too. The combination of nickel hardware, black top, stained mahogany back and sides, ebony fingerboard, binding, the whole package just looks amazing.

            Prior to buying, one of my biggest concerns is the two switches on the top, right where my pick hand swings when I'm strumming hard. Prior Les pauls, Fender Jaguar, and even the Electromatic Pro Jet gave me fits with hitting those switches during playing. I was thrilled to find that the Power Jet is designed so this is not at all a problem. the fingerboard is elevated pretty high above the guitar top, more so than the Pro Jet and much more than a Les Paul. The switches themselves are not as tall as Gibson switches. Thus, I can flail away on this thing and my pick sail safely over the tops of the switches!

            I like the locking tuning machines, strap locks and pinned bridge. All of these features, which distinguish the Power Jet from a regular Duo Jet, just make for fewer hassles while playing. The Bigsby is really smooth and allows for a bit more severe whammy action than the type of Bigsby thats screwed down to the top. I wouldn't say it's rock solid tuning, but very good for a Bigsby equipped guitar (I tend to be pretty heavy handed on the Bigsby).

            The tone is perfect for my purposes. It allows me to just use this one guitar during my set, rather than switching between several guitars. The TV Jones pickups are strong and full sounding with just enough twang to make you forget about Telecasters. Don't worry, these are not super hot pickups like Gibson Dirty Fingers, they just sound a little more like PAF humbuckers than the TV Jones classics. The height of the pickups seems to make a big difference in output, so if you really want to hit the amp hard at the front end, just raise the pickups closer to the strings. Back them off a bit if you want more twang and clean headroom.

            All in all this guitar is just a pleasure to play, looks amazing, and is so versatile that I no longer have to switch guitars in mid set. The price is not cheap, but it's a totally pro-level instrument, and I'll take it over anything production model Gibson!

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wow. Amazing Guitar.

            By Rob Labak

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6128T-TVP Power Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

            Had my heart set on either a Gibson 335 or Duesenberg STV. I had written off Gretsch as not being versitile enough. Took a day hitting the Chicago music stores playing just about everything i thought i might like. Did not plan on this guitar but it was hanging in one of the practice rooms so i thought...since it here... All i have to say is WOW. Not your typical Gretsch. Love these punchy TVJ pickups in combo with the chambered body on this guitar. Beautiful tone and super versitile. As much as i wanted a 335...i had to go with my ear on this one. Bought the Gretsch and have had no buyers remorse. Every time i play it...love it more.
            Bigsby Rocks. Love having volume for each pickup. Some people may not like the tone switch...but for me...works great.
            So far...great.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            A nice workhorse

            By DONALD ALBERS

            from SF, CA

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6128T-TVP Power Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

            I purchased mine two months ago and find it to be a nice balance bewtween a gibson and fender. I like this model for its appearance and the TV Jones pickups which give it great versatility. Build is on par with the best - nice action, great neck and love the bigsby. I acutally like this bigsby setup as its not the drastic tension bar approach as on the B7 bigsby. In my view the simple over the bar string wrap gives it a more delicate vibrato feel. I would give it 5 stars - but, its a chambered body and I wish it were solid to increase the sustain. But, it does save one's back and it sings nicely. Its a very verstile guitar and great in the studio.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Historical Sounding Axe

            By Les-5m7hD

            from Gulfport, MS

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6128T-TVP Power Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

            True "Beatles" sound. Easy to play and stays in tune. Run it through a Line 6 Flextone III XL or Fender CTSE and the tonal possibilities are endless. Love this guitar!

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