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Gretsch Guitars G6122-12 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 12 String Electric Guitar   

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Psychedelic love-o-rama! Gretsch updated one of our most popular Country Gentleman designs to chime with that classic 12-string jingle-jangle sound o...Read More

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Psychedelic love-o-rama! Gretsch updated one of our most popular Country Gentleman designs to chime with that classic 12-string jingle-jangle sound of the '60s! Electric guitar features include dual High Sensitive Filter'Tron pickups, Grover Rotomatic machine heads, Adjusto-Matic bridge, Electrotone body and G-cutout tailpiece. Includes case.

  • Body Style: Double Cutaway
  • Scale Length: 24.6" (625mm)
  • Top: Arched laminated maple
  • Bracing: Parallel Tone Bars
  • Back And Sides: Laminated Maple Body, 17" Wide, 2" Deep
  • Neck: 2-Piece Maple
  • Pickups: 2 High Sensitive Filter'tron Pickups
  • 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,
  • 3-Position Toggle Master Tone Switch,
  • Standby Switch
  • Width At Nut: 1-11/16" (43mm)
  • Fretboard: Ebony, 12" Radius (305mm)
  • Bridge: Ebony-Based 12-String Adjusto-Matic Bridge
  • Tailpiece: Gretsch G-Cutout Tailpiece
  • Hardware: Gold-Plated
  • Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • No. Of Frets: 22 (Plus Zero Fret)
  • Machine Heads: Gold-Plated Grover¨ 102-18g Rotomatic Die-Cast Tuners
  • Unique Features: Mother-Of-Pearl Neo Classic Thumbnail Inlay Position Markers, Bound Fingerboard and Headstock, Multiple Body Bindings, Gold-Plated Name Plate on Headstock, Gold Plexi Pickguard, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod, Zero Fret, Simulated F Holes
  • Includes case

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MF - 5 star, Gretsch - 3.5


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    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122-12 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 12 String Electric Guitar:

    I was in the market for a quality electric 12-string. Rickenbacker was the first I looked at, but all the reviews said "neck not wide enough, tough to play". I already have a Country Gentleman and I thought this would be a good companion.

    First off, let me say that the experience of buying a used guitar from MF was great. I will always evaluate this route before buying new in the future. Although this guitar was listed as "Level 2, Good Condition", it seemed pretty mint to me. The only thing that showed it was used was the fact that the original packaging was obviously resealed. All paperwork, case candy, etc. included.

    But I have a pretty good idea why the first owner returned this guitar. In the first 2 days I broke 3 strings, all at the same tuning gear. There were sharp edges on the hole through the gear. Just about every string had the "ping" sound at the bridge. Most of the saddles had rough edges. The action was terribly high (even for a 12-string) because the upper frets needed a level. You couldn't get it down low enough to play comfortably without fretting out.

    So, I took it to my tech, who did his usual bang-up job of fixing everything and making it play great. It was not a cheap service, but totally worth it to get this instrument where I wanted it. I saved enough by buying used to still make this a good deal for me after all is said and done.

    So kudos to MF, but maybe Gretsch could have taken a little more care in getting this particular guitar out the door.

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    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122-12 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 12 String Electric Guitar:

    Rocked with a Gretsch Duo Jet in the late 60's early 70's. Shifted gears and switched to an Ovation Glen Campbell 12 string in mid 70's and been playing it mic'ed ever since. Wanted something that would work better in a large venue and have more capability. Looked for a Gretsch 6122-12 to try out but that didn't exist so I held my breath and ordered a guitar that I had never even held. Shouldn't have waited, this is the guitar I should have bought when it came out in 2006. Great feel, wonderful sound, excellant finish and workmanship. After trying out numerous amps I chose a Genz Benz Shenandoah 150LT and couldn't be happier with the pair. The only thing I am not thrilled with is the painted on F holes. Just cosmetic but that came as a surprise.

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