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Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar Walnut Stain 

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  • Body Style: Double Cutaway
  • Scale Length: 24.6" (625mm)
  • Top: Arched Laminated Maple
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The big, ringing sound of Beatlemania.

From driving rhythm to ripping leads, the classic double-cutaway G6122-1962 Country Gentleman Classic has it all! Guitar features include dual High Sensitive Filter'Tron™ pickups, tone switch circuitry, action-flow neck, double mutes, back pad and Bigsby® B6G vibrato tailpiece. Includes case.

Features

  • Body Style: Double Cutaway
  • Scale Length: 24.6" (625mm)
  • Top: Arched Laminated Maple
  • Back And Sides: Laminated Maple Body, 17" Wide, 2" Deep
  • Neck: 3-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 Gold Rocking Bar Bridge
  • Tailpiece: Gretsch Bigsby B6G Vibrato Tailpiece
  • Hardware: Gold-Plated
  • Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • No. Of Frets: 22 (Plus Zero Fret)
  • Machine Heads: Grover Imperial™ Gold-Plated Die-Cast Tuners
  • Unique Features: Neo Classic Thumbnail Inlay Position Markers, Zero Fret, Simulated F-Holes, Double Muffler System, Bound Fingerboard and Headstock, Multiple Body Bindings, Gold-Plated Name Plate on Headstock, Gold Plexi Pickguard, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Includes case

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Gretsch GuitarsG6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (5)
    • Jamming (4)
    • Recording (4)
    • Rock concerts (4)
    • Small venues (4)
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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    What a DREAM

    By hollywood

    from BENTON<ARKANSAS

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar:

    I finaly got my GRETSCH 6122 1962,,AND WHAT A DREAM!!!This guitar has everthing,LOOKS,FEEL,and
    SOUND...right out of the box..This guitar feels
    good sitting or standing..The case also is so nice
    it fits the guitar perfectly.I don't know what you're looking for in a guitar,but I can't say enough..
    THIS GUITAR IS AWESOME

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sometimes The Oldest is still the Best

    By Guitar Guy

    from Peachtree City, Georgia

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Excellent Wood Finish
    • Great Tone
    • Has A Unique Sound Feel
    • Secure Strap Fixtures
    • Wide Tonal Pallette
    • Zero Fret Is Great

    Cons

    • Just A Bit Heavy For Me

    Best Uses

    • Playing Lead Melodies
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar:

    I own a variety of rather high grade guitars such as Gibson, Collings, Martin and Taylor to name a few. This Gretch 6122 truly rounds out my collection. It has a lovely, unique sound. This Gretch stands out from others in my collection in a very nice way. You know you are playing something truly different and great with this instrument. It's very enjoyable to play as well. I have received many compliments about the appearance and sound of this guitar. I play it through a Blues Jr. (tweed) amp which makes this Gretch sound warm, mellow and absolutely fantastic.

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is 'THE Guitar'

    By OttoMatick-o23Xt

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Bigsby
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Mute Pads
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • No Color Choices

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar:

    In the 1970's I had a Crown knock off of this guitar and traded it for my first Les Paul. I now have neither of those guitars... but...

    This Guitar is the guitar of all guitars. The Filtertron pickups sound like an electric guitar should sound, crisp, clean, articulate. When you play it sounds like any one of the guitar greats Luther or Carl Perkins, Scotty Moore, Brian Setzer, Chet Atkins, Roy Clark, Lonnie Mack, George Harrison is in the room. This guitar nails country and western from early through to Waylon, 50's rock and roll, 60's rock and roll, Beatles songs sound amazing, early Stones sound incredible.

    The mute pads are so cool when playing songs like Mr. State Trooper, intro to pipeline and such tunes. The action, play ability, fit and finish are second to none. The neck is fat and chunky with a fast smooth ebony fret board. The Tremolo is perfect in every way.

    The only con for me is I wish it was a nitrocellulose rather than Urethane finish and I wish it came in Gretsch Orange or Green.

    Get one. If I had to keep just one, this would be the one. This guitar made me, forced me, to buy a G6131TVP because I NEEDED the solid body with powertrons.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Superbly Functional and Beautiful

    By Bobabbagab

    from Victorville, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics
    • Worth Every Penny

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar:

      I started playing guitar, nylon strings, in 1970, and the steel stringed guitars of a few friends, now and then. Just playing at playing. In 1971 & 1972, I took classical lessons: nylon on a very wide neck. After that, it's still been amateur, but mostly uninterrupted. Aside from this guitar, in order of acquisition, I have an acoustic, Gibson Blue Ridge Custom (1976), a Fender Telecaster (1985), a Gibson Les Paul Custom (1999), and a Fender Stratocaster (2011). But I knew I was missing something: a hollow-body electric. The question was: Gibson, or Gretch?

      Initially, I mistakenly purchased the acoustic version of this hollow-body guitar. No problems returning it and getting the non-acoustic version. The acoustic version just fed back WAY too easily. In the right venue, such as a properly arranged stage setup out of doors, or in a room setup to squelch echoic tendencies, the acoustic would probably perform fine; but I play mostly at home in my living room, the walls of which bounce back every decibel.

      For country-western type picking no finer or even comparable guitar exists, bar none. If you're looking for that special twang, this is the guitar for you. It has infinite variability. It is also excellent for old time rock and roll stuff, like the stuff that was called rythm and blues before white folks found out how great it was and started covering it and making their own versions, renamed "rock and roll." And, of course, it is good for "Blues." It also has the red switches, that dampen either the top or bottom 3 strings, or all of them when used together.

      The the other switches and nobs are fairly straight forward. The top switch closest to the neck is intuitive, up is for only the neck pickup. Middle is for both, and down is for only the bridge pickup. Middle, of course allows a mix of both pickups, by volume. The top switch closer to the bridge has three different tonal qualities that it applies to the pickups.

      The two bottom knobs nearest the bridge are volume controls for each pickup. The bottom, forward knob is overall volume. The switch closest the individual volume controls is somewhat perplexing. In the middle, the pickups are both on. Up or down, turns them off, allowing all other settings to remain unchanged. The perplexing part is: why two "off" positions? I suppose it might be faster to use one than the other, depending on if your hand is above or below that switch. Otherwise?

      Over all, this guitar is a true work of art. It's exquisitely beautiful, infinitely functional, and I want to say something about the the way the strap fastens to the guitar. I read a review that said this feature was weird.

      If FUNCTIONAL is weird, then it's weird. How many times have you set your guitar down, and when picking it back up, the strap has twisted? Then, when you want to use it again, you have to untwist the strap, which isn't easy when it can flop around, especially at the base attachment point--but really at both attachments.

      There are knurled, finely threaded nobs which allow you to secure the strap at both ends to the finely threaded pegs, thus putting an end to this particular annoyance. The fine threads mean loosening is unlikely, will occur slowly, and will be quickly noticeable before any real problem could occur.

      It's not for ripping and shredding, though with some effects it might be. But if you're like me, the fewer the effects necessary, outside those in the amp itself, the better. Then again, I haven't tried the distortion built into JC-120, yet, in conjunction, or not, with the Twin Reverb.

      I couldn't be happier with this guitar. I can't imagine I'll need to add anything any more electrics to my collection. But a nice Martin Acoustic would probably put an end to my collecting, for good.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome!!!!!!

      By Never Blue25

      from everywhere U.S

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Amazing quality
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Perfect Action
      • Perfect Frets
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Ends At 14th Fret
      • expensive

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is stunning in appearence Has unbelievable build quality. I can't find a single flaw on my gretsch. The action was perfect on this guitar. The tone is unbelievable. Much better than the Gibson ES335 IMHO. It has timeless looks, I think I will pass this guitar down to my son, and he to his. The only downside is you cannot play past the 14th fret. The other downside was, it took a lot of saving to get this guitar, as it is very expensive. Overall, for the price, it is worth it.

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      (9 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful Blues Monster

      By TheParisianGuitarist001

      from Liverpool, England

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar:

      This guitar.......is indescribable. I got it last month for my 17th birthday (yes, it is an old guitar for a young kid. I've been playing since I was 6, so I am good enough for it) and I've only put it down to eat, sleep, and bathe. It's tone quality is perfect for my band's music. (blues and jazz.) But I've also been able to get some nice classic rock from her. (It sucks with an overdrive, but with a clean set and slight drive, it sounds exactly like the Beatles.) My band has been complimenting me on it, and they think I sound a million times better with it then with my old Fender Standard. I was even receiving compliments for it at the last Bourbon Street gig I played last week, I recommend this to every guitar player and aficionado out there.

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      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wanted one since the 60's

      By Temple62

      from Yuma, AZ

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar:

      The retro 6122 exceeded my expectations and love the sound and got it 1 1/2 yr ago. Started using Dean Markley string and have them locked in for best tone and sound. All feature exceed my expectation but still have trouble using the Bigsby are as I am used to my two Strats. I play it through my Fender Twin Reverb using a Boss Digital Delay and Sustain to get the sound I want.

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      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Of an age, and

      By Mr. Vapor

      from Northern New England

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar:

      The first time I plugged the 'Country Classic 1962' into my Brit-wired AC-30, I was immediately transported back 40 years, across the pond to Liverpool. Hair stood up on the back of my neck. It sounded that good, and that specific to that time. If you are a younger player, this probably won't mean much, so I'll just say this axe is very sweet for the more melodic types of rock. If you're looking for Gothic/Screamo/Industrial, or any of the monotonal power-chord sounds, go get a PRS or a Les Paul. This instrument is NOT for you. Mine, purchased 4 years ago, is Jap-built, and superb. The ONLY gripe is that the gold plate on some of the hardware tarnished almost overnight, and seems to have worn off altogether, in places. Otherwise, workmanship and materials are top-notch. Get a tune-o-matic bridge for perfecting the intonation. This one's a keeper. Bury me with it (a loooonnnng time from now).

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      (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Counttry Gent exceeded my expectations

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar:

      I've been a guitar player for >40 years and have been lusting for a Country Gent since the 60's. I own Strats, Les Pauls and an ES-335 and love them all, but I always wanted to play the guitar that George Harrison played. Lots of folks are quick to knock "reissues" and Japanese made guitars, however this guitar is unbelievable. First of all the appearance, craftsmanship, fit and finish are stunning! When I got home with it, I immediately changed the strings to my favorite brand of 10's. Plugged it in and was disappointe by really dead sound. On a hunch (having recenlty owned a Brian Setzer Nashville a while back) I swapped the 10's for 11's. That was the answer! The bridge was positioned completely wrong for proper intonation and once I tapped it into place, I was met with beautiful fat and bright tone. The neck is perfect, with no buzzing yet with good, low action. I have a number of Fender amps...it sounds mediocre through my Deluxe Reverb, but outstanding through my solid state Deluxe 90 (think Twin Reverb clean). I used to say there were only two guitars, the Strat and the Les Paul...however Gretsh really makes a third type of guitar that is right in between. I will be gigging with this guitar next weekend. It was expensive, but it fulfills a lifelong dream and I heartily recommend you try one out!

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      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Drummer's Perspective

      By Monday317

      from Twinsburg, OH

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar:

      I know: who cares what a bonehead drummer thinks?? Stick with me here... Have made friends with a terrific Beatle tribute band out of Chicago. They play the same brands of instruments--some vintage the FF did; Gretsch, Hofner, Rics, Epis, Ludwig, the whole lot. "George" had been doing all his leads on a Duo Jet, through an AC30. Nice. Finally got a Country Gent and the first chord made me drop my beer and take notice! Vintage Velvet is the best way I could describe the sound. Now, if ol' drummer gets blown away, imagine what your audience will think. I LOVE guitars! Can't play worth squat, so I pound skins and keys instead. But if you have the ability, buy this puppy! It's the Jazz Festival of guitars, and you'll expereince eargasms every time you pick it up..!

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