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Gretsch Guitars G6120-CGP Chet Atkins Stereo Hollowbody Electric Guitar
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The Gretsch G6120-CGP Chet Atkins Stereo is a hollowbody electric guitar that features mono and stereo operating modes. Also features vintage wide-bl...Click To Read More About This Product
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A limited release reproduction electric guitar with an innovative stereo electronics design!
The Gretsch G6120-CGP Chet Atkins Stereo is a hollowbody electric guitar that features mono and stereo operating modes. Also features vintage wide-block pearloid position markers, "G" brand and simulated f-hole inlays on the body, fingerboard and headstock binding, multiple body bindings, gold plexi pickguard with "Chet Atkins" signature signpost, prototype style mixed gold and nickel plated hardware.
The original prototype of the Gretsch Stereo Guitar was created for Chet Atkins in 1956 with the help of musician and electronics repairman Ray Butts. Ray's ingenious split-dual-coil pickup was assembled on a prototype G6120 guitar with closed simulated f-hole inlays on the body. Only one was ever produced.
Chet used this special, one-of-a-kind guitar on his ground breaking 1957 album, Finger-Style Guitar. Wired with 2 output jacks, the signal from the bass strings would run through the echo input on his amplifier while the treble strings were fed dry through the normal channel. Though at the time the concept of a stereo guitar was a brilliant idea, it was deemed impractical, as the cost to produce it put it out of reach of the general public. The project was shelved.
With the help of legendary sideman and bandleader to Atkins, Paul Yandell, and renowned pickup designer/luthier, Tom "TV" Jones, Gretsch introduces the G6120-CGP Chet Atkins STEREO guitar. With a flip of a switch the guitar operates in mono or stereo. In STEREO mode, the signal of the low E, A & D strings are isolated to a designated output jack while the high E, B & G strings are routed to their own output jack. Whether you use two amplifiers spread apart or record a performance with a wide left/right pan, the results are mind blowing! In MONO mode, the signal to all six strings route
to one output.
As a limited release, only 75 guitars will be produced world wide in 2008. Here's your chance to own one of the first batch of reproductions of this seminal instrument.
- Body: Single-cutaway, laminated maple
- Finish: Lacquer
- Neck: 3-piece maple
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Frets: 22
- Scale length: 24.6" (625mm)
- Nut Width: 1-11/16" (43mm)
- Hardware: Gold and nickel-plated
- Machine heads: Gold-Plated Grover V98G Sta-TiteTM die-cast tuners
- Bridge: Rosewood base gold "rocking" bar bridge
- Neck pickup: Special Designed TV Jones Dual-Coil ” mono/stereo
- Bridge Pickup: Special Designed TV Jones Dual-Coil
- Switching: Mono/stereo - Neck pickup features a STEREO or MONO
- operation. In stereo mode, the signal of the low E, A & D strings
- are isolated to a designated output jack while the high E, B & G
- strings are isolated to their own output jack. In mono mode, the
- signal to all six strings are routed to one output jack
- Controls: Pickup Selector, Stereo/Mono Selector, Volume 1 (Neck Pickup),
- Volume 2 (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume
- Accessories: Includes G6241 Deluxe Hardshell Case
- Unique Features:
- Ouput jacks for mono and stereo operating modes (neck pickup only)
- Aged vintage wide-block pearloid position markers
- "G" brand and simulated f-hole inlays on the body
- Fingerboard and headstock binding
- Arrow knobs
- Knurled strap retainer knobs
- Red side dot position inlays
- Polished aluminum nut
- Stained maple headstock overlay
- CGP on back of headstock
- Pearloid Gretsch logo on headstock
- Multiple body bindings
- Gold plexi pickguard with "Chet Atkins" signature signpost
- Prototype styled mixture of gold and nickel-plated hardware
- Adjustable truss rod