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Gretsch Guitars G6119 Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar
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The Gretsch Guitars G6119 Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar features an arched top hollowbody with a dark cherry-red stained finish, 3-piece maple neck ...Click To Read More About This Product
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A blues and rock classic hollowbody.
The Gretsch Guitars G6119 Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar features an arched top hollowbody with a dark cherry-red stained finish, 3-piece maple neck with ebony-stained rosewood fretboard, and neo-classic thumb position markers. Highly sensitive Filter'Tron pickups give it singing response and sustain and a clear voice. Authentic Bigsby vibrato. Dress-ups include a black headstock overlay, multiple body binding, f-hole binding, bound fingerboard, and a Silver Plexi pickguard with embossed "Tennessee Rose." The Gretsch G6119 includes a deluxe hardshell case.
Single cutaway hollowbody with arched top
Laminated maple body construction
3-piece maple neck
25.5" scale length
1-11/16" nut width
Ebony-stained rosewood fretboard
Neoclassical thumbnail position markers
Deluxe chromeplated die-cast tuners
2 FilterTron pickups
Bigsby vibrato tailpiece
Black headstock overlay
Bound fingerboard and headstock
Multiple body bindings with bound F-holes
Silver Plexi pickguard with embossed "Tennessee Rose"
2 volume, master volume, and master tone controls
Adjustable truss rod
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George Harrison played this on early records. Hooked it up to a Crate amp; sounded like George's work. Fantastic guitar!!
Have played in gigging band for many years. Played everything from Strats to LPs to LP Specials and Teles. They all have their place. Always wanted a good high end Gretsch. Purchased an old '68 Single Annie from Guitar Center and have enjoyed it. Still I wanted the Filter Trons and a Bigsby. Got a Tennessee Rose 3 days ago and have not put it down. Sounds great through my Twin and my AC30. Pick on up and check it out. Try a little Sleepwalk and you will be hooked.
I was looking for something very nice when I stumbled upon my Gretsch G6119, and that's just what I found. 15 seconds of playing and I knew it would be mine. The action can actually be set low and it plays much sweeter than you might think. I can shread on it although a high G blues scale is the highest you can comfotably reach. The tone makes it all worth while and playing big pianoesque jazz chords is where this guitar is most at home. If you have the means, get one.
Over the past 20 years, the 6119 is the smoothest, most comfortable guitar I have played. I own Gibson, Fender, Martin, Gretsch and Epiphone guitars and I can tell you that this one jumps into your hands and won't let you put it down. Sounds just like Chet even though I don't play like Chet! The Bigsby is outstanding...should never be IN tune, yet it is RARELY out of tune...go figure! This is a finely crafted instrument built for playing...well conceived, well designed and well built. This is the only guitar that I've purchased new and I would have three of them if they didn't cost so much! You will not be disappointed with this instrument.
everything is great about this guitar- especially the feel and sound.. and look. I wish it werent so expensive :( im sure its worth the price.
I have always been a die-hard Gibson fan owning an SG and a Les Paul. Always coveting my friends ES335 (mid 70's) I went to the store with every intention of buying one. I played about 10 of them and none of them felt or sounded the way I wanted. I was just about to leave, when I decided to play the Gretsch just to see. It simply said...."take me big boy". For over 2 years now, I have completely enjoyed every time I play it (which is often). A fabulous instrument.
Ever since my high school years when I saw Chet, Jimmy Webster and Van Epps playing one, I have wanted a Gretsch. My new Tennessee Rose is nearly perfect. I love those filter-tron pickups. The only thing I would change is the scale legnth. It is great for big band, especially for that Brian Setzer chart.
The gretsch is the cadillac of guitars. Their sound is so amazing, you could die. And you even get compliments when it's sitting in its stand. But it is a toughy to put on the strings. It's also a pain in the behind to get up the frets. It's not made for crazy playing. It's made for the regular tough solos of George Harrison.
I still love my Fender Jimmy V , but when I'm in the mood for those really rich tones, particularly when playing Rock - a - Billy, this Gretsch is a dream come true! This guitar arrived in my hands completely set up. The action and intonation is dead on. I play it through a variety of amp mods, but seem to feel most at home on the Fender Deluxe Reverb....it'll make you want to keep playing and playing! It's a little on the pricey side, but is well worth the money. You'll find that these Gretsch's are very unique guitars, I've never heard a copy that could even come close.
I love the shape, sound, and feel of this guitar. It's a beatles replica for the ages.
I purchased the Tennesee Rose 7 months ago. I'm just a beginner on guitar so I figured I'd start with something good. It was perfect out of the box. Flawless. Well built and no imperfections. I was learning on an Epiphone Casino. It's a great guitar but the fretboard on the Gretsch is just a hair wider enabling me to play chords cleaner. This guitar draws oos and ahs whenever anybody sees it. I get compliments all the time. Everybody just loves it. It's really gorgeous. I really like the way plays and the sound is pure Gretsch! I'm glad I bought this one, a step up from Mr. Harrison's. This one is thicker,has an adjustable bridge, and open f-holes. It's also a beautiful dark cherry red and not walnut. You'll love it!
I own several guitars and my favorite is the Tennessee Rose. I tried cheaper Epi copies, but finally decided that you get what you pay for. I have no regrets. The action is smooth and the tone is beyond compare, even when played through a cheap amp. Changing the strings are not a problem if you change them one at a time leaving the others in place until you are ready to deal with them.
For years I've been a Gibson guy, and my 2 main guitars were a '72 LP Custom & a '68 ES-330. But I'd always wanted to own a Gretsch. I ordered the Tennessee Rose on a whim and I LOVE IT! The tone is outstanding, great warmth to bright crunch; it gives you a lot of flexibility. I play through a Hi-Watt Bulldog and a Vox AC-30 and each amp brings out a different "personality" in the pickups...both great! I had to have the intonation adjusted before I could use it live (it probably got bumped around a little during shipping). But after spending $20 at my local guitar shop for a basic set-up and bridge adjustment, it plays like a dream. The neck is fast, the action is low, and it holds tune exceptionally well. The Bigsby tailpiece is a lot of fun too (I?d never used one before). I wondered if using the Bigsby a lot would cause tuning issues while playing live, but I haven?t had any problems. And on top of everything else, it?s a beautiful guitar?it just looks awesome! Quality workmanship and great attention to detail makes this guitar very attractive and well worth the price I paid for it. Because it?s a hollow body it?s pretty light, this is a definite plus when you?ve got it hung around your neck for 3-4 hrs at a time (much easier on the back than a Les Paul). And since the F-holes aren?t open like a lot of hollow bodies, you can stand right in front of a loud amp with the volume pot rolled wide open and it doesn?t feedback at all. To sum it up, this is a great, quality instrument; it?s fun to play, it sounds awesome, and it?s become my number one guitar! I don?t know what took me so long to buy a Gretsch. I wish I had owned one years ago!
I bought this guitar just days after I returned from Iraq and I don't think a day has gone by when I haven't played it. It's everything I thought a real gretsch should be. The bigsby is awesome and the pickup blenders are fun to play with. The Tenessee Rose is definitely my new favorite guitar.
The G6119 is a beautiful guitar and quality/workmanship is excellent. The action, pre-set at the factory, is right on. Sounds great played through a fender twin. A bit expensive but I believe you get what you pay for, most of the time.
As an amateur hobbyist looking for a first electric guitar that could last a lifetime, I narrowed my search to two choices: Rickenbacker and Gretsch. While I liked the uniqueness and quality of Rickenbacker, when I played Gretsch, I knew that twangy, bluesy Gretsch sound was for me. I bought a blueburst Nashville (basically an upgraded Tennessee Rose), and I believe it is the perfect guitar for '50s and 60s rock n roll, blues, and country. If you happen to be a Monkees fan, like me, it is real easy to duplicate Mike Nesmith's guitar work with a Gretsch. Also, the only electric guitar Elvis ever owned and played on stage/in studio was a Gretsch, and though he played Scotty Moore's Gibson on the '68 Comeback special, Gretsch duplicates that same sound at a fraction of the price. I find it very easy to play, and chords sound so good. Gretsch is the supreme rock n roll guitar.
It's such a pleasure to play, so smooth. I love it!
My fingers hurt from playing this guitar so much. It?s a good pain in that the more I play it the better it gets and the more I play it the more I appreciate the work of art it is. This guitar is 100% drop-dead, world class craftsmanship and quality. You can get in real close and look at the detail and it?s amazing how well this guitar is made. I fully recommend it and am ready to pick it up and work hard once again. It sure's taken me to a much higher level and makes me look good too!
I have been looking for a hollow body with that sound that is beauty to my ears. My Gretsch 6119 Tenny has that sound. It delivers those cool jazzy sounds as well as a mean crunch. I mostly play strats, but I knew when I plugged this in I had to have it. Do yourself a favor and check it out; I think you will be very glad you did.
This is a great guitar for anyone who wants to play classic Rock n Roll and jazz and Is worth every penny of it.