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Gretsch Guitars G6118T-LTV 130th Anniversary Junior   

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In celebration of its 130th anniversary, Gretsch introduces a beautiful new Professional Collection guitar-the G6118T-LTV 130th Anniversary Jr. model...Read More

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A comfortably-sized archtop with dual Power'Tron pickups and bigsby tremolo.

In celebration of its 130th anniversary, Gretsch introduces a beautiful new Professional Collection guitar-the G6118T-LTV 130th Anniversary Jr. model. Its 2 1/4"-deep single-cutaway three-ply maple body has a 14" lower bout, arched top and back, and spruce "ML" bracing. Especially striking is the nitrocellulose lacquer finish, which is Black on the top and Metallic Gold on the back and sides, with single-ply binding.

Other premium features include a three-piece maple neck; 12"-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, pearloid Neo-Classic "thumbnail" inlays and bone nut; Anniversary model plaque and pearloid Gretsch logo on headstock; and dual TV Jones Power'Tron pickups. The guitar also has a metallic gold pickguard, "G" Arrow" control knobs and chrome hardware, an Adjusto-Matic bridge with pinned ebony base and Bigsby B3CB tailpiece, and Sperzel locking tuners. Deluxe hard-shell case included.

FEATURES
  • 2-1/4"-deep single-cutaway three-ply maple body
  • 14" lower bout, arched top and back
  • Spruce "ML" bracing
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish with single-ply binding
  • Three-piece maple neck
  • 12"-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets
  • Pearloid Neo-Classic "thumbnail" inlays
  • Bone nut
  • Anniversary model plaque
  • Pearloid Gretsch logo on headstock
  • Dual TV Jones Power'Tron pickups
  • Metallic gold pickguard
  • "G" Arrow" control knobs
  • Chrome hardware
  • Adjusto-Matic bridge with pinned ebony base
  • Bigsby B3CB tailpiece
  • Sperzel locking tuners

Join the celebration with this sultry beauty. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

G6118T-LTV 130th Anniversary Junior

  • Body
    Body Material: 3-Ply Maple, Arched Top & Back
    Body Shape: Anniversary
    Body Back: Arched Maple
    Body Sides: Maple
    Body Top: Arched Maple
    Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Body Depth: 2.25" (57 mm)
    Neck
    Number of Frets: 22
    Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
    Position Inlays: Neo-Classic "Thumbnail"
    Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
    Fretboard: Ebony
    Neck Material: 3-Piece Maple
    Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Nut Width: 1.68" (43 mm)
    Scale Length: 24.6" (62.5 cm)
    Headstock: Pearloid Gretsch Logo with Anniversary Model Plaque
    Electronics
    Pickup Configuration: H/H
    Bridge Pickup: TV Jones Power'Tron
    Neck Pickup: TV Jones Power'Tron
    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
    Hardware
    Hardware Finish: Chrome
    Bridge: Adjusto-Matic with PINNED Ebony Base
    Bridge Cover: Bigsby B3CB Vibrato Tailpiece
    Tuning Machines: Sperzel Locking
    String Nut: Bone
    Auxiliary Switching: 3-Position Master Tone Switch: Position 1. Medium Level, High Frequency Roll Off. Position 2. Switch Out of Circuit, Pickup Wide Open. Position 3. Slight Level, High Frequency Roll Off
    Miscellaneous
    Unique Features: Spruce ML Bracing, 14" Lower Bout, 2-1/4" Body Depth, Pinned Adjusto-Matic Bridge, Pearloid Neo-Classic Thumbnail Inlays, Sperzel Locking Tuners, 2-Tone Body Color Scheme, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod
    Accessories
    Case Gig Bags: G6241 Deluxe Jr. Hardshell
    Pickguard: Metallic Gold with Silhouette Gretsch Logo
    Control Knobs: "G" Arrow Knobs
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5.0

Great Guitar!

By Eddie O

from Portola Valley, CA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Beatles
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6118T-LTV 130th Anniversary Junior:

    This is a great guitar. The Power Trons sound Gretsch-like but with more output: so you can do Harrison like early Beatles tunes on a smaller bodies Gretsch: the Chet Atkins model like George used to play is HUGE, and the DuoJet like he played in the early days sometimes just doesn't sound right to me.

    The Bigsby is great, and I added a Vibrate String Spoiler to make string chasing MUCH easier without affects the sound at all.

    The one negative is the strap buttons are a really poor design. The intent is to unscrew the button, insert it through the strop, and screw it back it. Cumbersome to say the least. I replaced them with Dunlop Strap Locks that function either as a regular strap button, or as a strop lock device (how I use it).

    When you remove the Gretsch strap button, there will be a shredded "bold" that remains. It has a phillips head so it can be removed. IT IIS TIGHT so take care not to strip out the phillips head! Then use a 1/8" drill to reside the screw hole a bit and then screw in the Strap Lock buttons. They are tight, too, but do-able. If you don't drill out the hole, the Dunlop screw will be too tight. The wood to secure the screw is quite hard. If you ever have to replace the original Gretsch button, you nay have to glue in a dowel, and redial using a 7/32 or 3/16th drill to insure a tight fit.

    Other than that, great guitar and worthy of five stars.

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