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Gretsch Guitars G6119-1962HT Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar   

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One of the most recognizable icons of '60s pop returns in the Gretsch Guitars G6119-1962HT Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar! Silky smooth tone comes fr...Click To Read More About This Product

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Still ringing in the rafters of Shea Stadium!

One of the most recognizable icons of '60s pop returns in the Gretsch Guitars G6119-1962HT Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar! Silky smooth tone comes from dual HiloTron adjustable pickups. Period-correct laminated maple top helps eliminate feedback troubles. Bound thinline body has simulated f-holes. The ebony-stained rosewood fretboard, chrome hardware, and neoclassic position markers lend gorgeous vintage looks while zero fret, solid bar bridge, Gretsch Bigsby vibrato, and Grover Sta-Tite tuners make it a guitar player's dream.

When George Harrison's Gretsch 6122 fell off his car and was destroyed, he bought the '63 Tennessee Rose guitar that he used on many of The Beatles' live performances; in the "Beatles For Sale" and "Sgt. Pepper" recording sessions; and in the opening sequence of the movie "Help."

A Gretsch hardshell case is included with the G6119-1962HT electric guitar.

FEATURES
  • Laminated rock-maple neck
  • Rosewood ebony-stained fingerboard
  • 24-3/5" scale, joined at 14th fret
  • Bound fingerboard
  • Neoclassic position markers
  • Black headpiece, pearl inlaid
  • 16" side, 2" deep body
  • Laminated maple construction
  • Bound body
  • Simulated F-holes
  • Single cutaway
  • Dual high-sensitivity HiLoTron™ adjustable pickups
  • Tone switch
  • Standby switch
  • Volume control for each pickup
  • Master volume control
  • Chrome hardware
  • Solid brass control knobs, chromeplated
  • Grover Sta-Tite tuners
  • Zero fret
  • Bar bridge
  • Gretsch Bigsby vibrato tailpiece
  • Burgundy stain finish, hand polished
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4.8

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I've been looking for a Gretsch for some time to compliment my Les Pauls and ESPs in a search for a more "rootsy" sound. This deal was just too good to...Read complete review

I've been looking for a Gretsch for some time to compliment my Les Pauls and ESPs in a search for a more "rootsy" sound. This deal was just too good to pass up and what a guitar for the price. The neck feels like a Gibson '59 and '60 mix with smaller medium frets that take a little getting used to. The body top and neck finish were a nearly flawless deep red poly gloss and a black back and headstock. The controls are mostly useful allowing a great variety of tones though three volumes on a two pickup guitar is overkill unless you have an amp with very sensitive inputs (and want to control distortion when switching pickups). The Hilotron pickups have very low output however and will present amp volume/gain problems when switching with, say, a Les Paul. This guitar almost needs it's own dedicated amp. What it does, when the amp is properly set for the low output, is shine. The lead pickup is pure Gretsch twang. The rhythm pickup provides a warmer counterpoint although becomes too muddy when used with the max tone setting (tone switch up). The Tenny is surprisingly lacking in the bottom end. It seems a guitar this big should make a larger bass footprint. The Bigsby is way cool but that floating bridge means tuning problems in both intonation and through inadvertent bumping. Even a semi-fixed bridge would be a huge improvement for those who move onstage. Overall, a great high-quality guitar for the price.

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Wildly Overrated

The finish is nice, the sound is different, but the "vintage features" are drawbacks more than anything else. The cheap, open machines are adequate at best, as is the uncompensated,...Read complete review

The finish is nice, the sound is different, but the "vintage features" are drawbacks more than anything else. The cheap, open machines are adequate at best, as is the uncompensated, non-adjustable saddle/bridge. The Bigsby on mine came bent 1/3" off center, which will have to be repaired. Guarantee is very limited and only for a year, with service centers very few and far between.Gretsches in general are extremely overpriced and overrated for what they are.

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5.0

Phantom Bigsby likey

By Phanton Bigsby

from Chi-town

I have 4 Hot Rod Setzer's, 1 6120 Nashville Western and a Country Club and now the Tennessee Rose. The Hi/Lo tron's definately sound different than the Filtertrons, which is a good thing when you are on "Filtertron overdose". They offer a nice full, bassy tone with a little warm overdrive when turned up. I have also found that it is a much more managable stage instrument at volume. With the false "F" holes and thinner body, it doesn't feedback as readily as the 6120's. I also think that the lower output pickups help control some of the squeal as well.

 
5.0

Great Tone, Great Feel, Great Guitar

By Strat60-5IGXN

from Apple Valley, CA

First, the case I got with this thing smelled like an animal had been living in it for a while. Second, the setup on the guitar was horrendous. After the first 2 hours of trying to tune the thing, I was ready to ship it back. It was awful. The Bigsby made everything go way out of tune, and nothing sounded right. I finally tossed the junk roundwound strings and slapped on some flatwound 12's. The new strings were what this baby was begging for. I matched this with a cheap little Fab Echo and I was in Carl Perkins heaven. Don't even get me started on how sweet those old Beatles tunes sound. With some work, the tone switch gives you lots of flavors in combo with the pickup selectors. The HiloTron pickups are bright and jangly, but really mellow out nicely on my Blues Jr. (modded) for some jazzy tones.You can go from twang to blues to rock to jazz and this guitar keeps up. I wish it had a tone knob rather than the tone selector; it?s a bit limiting to have to use my amp tone controls all the time. I don't really like it driven very hard either. It sounds much better clean to me. Bright and really cuts through. Buy it while they last.

 
5.0

One of the best reissues yet

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This guitar is a dead-on duplicate of my old 60's Tennessean. The folks in Japan really nailed it. Fantastic sound. Exact same feel. Somewhere Chet is looking down and smiling. Buy one now or learn to live an empty life.

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By SOLD On Gretsch

from Indiana

When I first plugged this guitar in...I could not believe its quality sound. I have a 6120 and a country club and it sounds so much different than either of those guitars. Lots of bass and crunch! The top strings sound really great. The guitar plays and handles very smooooooth. This guitar is great for finger style picking as well as blues and rock. It is a model one needs to plug in and hear...along side of other Gretsches. Obviously I am pleased with this guitar!

 
5.0

seriuos collector

By VOX fan

from Schaumberg Illinois

Now about the Tennessee Rose...Simply stated, it's Marvelous. Silky smooth sound, mellow and yet sharp toned when playing the front pickup.Attention to detail, finish and hardware are excellent although I do not like the keys. I might have to replace them since the guitar seems hard to keep in tune.I have a serious collection and a Country Gentlemen ( re-issue) which plays even better.The Gretsch Company has done an excellent job of sourcing from a Japanese Company to build the latest lineup.Hurray for Gretsch and Thanks.

 
3.0

Wildly Overrated

By Anchoret-brYPA

from California

The finish is nice, the sound is different, but the "vintage features" are drawbacks more than anything else. The cheap, open machines are adequate at best, as is the uncompensated, non-adjustable saddle/bridge. The Bigsby on mine came bent 1/3" off center, which will have to be repaired. Guarantee is very limited and only for a year, with service centers very few and far between.Gretsches in general are extremely overpriced and overrated for what they are.

 
4.0

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By Johnny Guitar-J3vZ6

from Edmonds, WA

I've been looking for a Gretsch for some time to compliment my Les Pauls and ESPs in a search for a more "rootsy" sound. This deal was just too good to pass up and what a guitar for the price. The neck feels like a Gibson '59 and '60 mix with smaller medium frets that take a little getting used to. The body top and neck finish were a nearly flawless deep red poly gloss and a black back and headstock. The controls are mostly useful allowing a great variety of tones though three volumes on a two pickup guitar is overkill unless you have an amp with very sensitive inputs (and want to control distortion when switching pickups). The Hilotron pickups have very low output however and will present amp volume/gain problems when switching with, say, a Les Paul. This guitar almost needs it's own dedicated amp. What it does, when the amp is properly set for the low output, is shine. The lead pickup is pure Gretsch twang. The rhythm pickup provides a warmer counterpoint although becomes too muddy when used with the max tone setting (tone switch up). The Tenny is surprisingly lacking in the bottom end. It seems a guitar this big should make a larger bass footprint. The Bigsby is way cool but that floating bridge means tuning problems in both intonation and through inadvertent bumping. Even a semi-fixed bridge would be a huge improvement for those who move onstage. Overall, a great high-quality guitar for the price.

 
5.0

Can't beat the price

By Mark has too many guitars

from Baldwinsville,NY

Grew up watching people like George Harrison and Gerry Marsden play this guitar. Always wanted one. Ended up buying a Nashville 6120 instead. When I saw this advertised for the price I couldn't pass it up. Quality is outstanding. My only complaint is I don't like the grover sta tite tuners. Would prefer imperials, Buy one before they are gone.

 
5.0

Remember one thing: It's not a Gibson.

By Steve-bX9xN

from CT

Get one and enjoy it before it's too late.

 
5.0

Best Guitar Deal for the Fingerstyle Player

By Tom T

from Hueytown, AL

I now own three Gretsch guitars, Viking body late 60's custom, 6120-1960 re-issue 1996 model, and my Tn Rose 6119. This guitar will give you the 50's & 60's Chet sound we all love. The high treble to the warm neck finger picking sound of "The Great Gretsch Sound". I own 8 guitars, but this one is a "keeper for sure. Don't let the blowout deal pass you by, you can't touch this sound and quality of workmanship any where. Thank you for making this great guitar afforable to us all.

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