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Gretsch Guitars G6122T-62GE Vintage Select Edition 1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Hollowbody Electric Guitar  Walnut Stain 

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Made famous by The Beatles’ George Harrison, the 1962 Country Gentleman is the sound of rock ‘n’ roll. The Vintage Select ‘62 Country Gentleman has t...Read More

Available 02-01-2017

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A distinguished instrument from the earliest days of the British Invasion.

Made famous by The Beatles’ George Harrison, the 1962 Country Gentleman is the sound of rock ‘n’ roll. The Vintage Select ‘62 Country Gentleman has the unmistakable sound and style that marked the beginning of a musical invasion. Sonically, this guitar is ready to tear it up with flexible tone that fits any musical situation.


A pair of TV Jones Classic pickups responds to every pick stroke or strum with refined, articulate tone. Traditional Gretsch controls—including per-pickup volume controls, master volume, a three-way tone switch—allow you to create countless tonal variations for a personalized tone. The new Gretsch “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil capacitors deliver silky vintage high end.

The standard “U”-shaped maple neck bears a 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 frets and zero-fret for a memorable playing experience that works with any style. The sealed body with simulated F Holes minimizes feedback while providing for authentically vintage tone. A pinned “rocking” bar bridge reacts in concert with the Bigsby B6GVT vibrato tailpiece for stable tuning while the bone nut lets the strings slide freely without binding in the slots.

A true rock ‘n’ roll classic, this guitar features the appointments that made this guitar a legend—dual foam string mutes with red felt surrounds, standby switch, laminated 3-ply maple top with simulated F Holes, gold “G Arrow” control knobs, aged white binding with black purfling, gloss urethane finish, aged pearloid thumbnail inlays, gold vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo and gold Grover Imperial tuning machines. Includes hardshell case.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Hollow body
  • Body material: Laminated
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Maple
  • Body finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: U
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.6"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Vintage-style
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Thumbnail
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: TV Jones Classic 
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: TV Jones Classic
  • Brand: TV Jones 
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: 3-position master tone switch, “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil capacitors
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master volume
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Rocking bar
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby B6 GVT
  • Tuning machines: Grover Imperial
  • Color: Gold
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Japan

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No Expense Spared - Just a Very Fine Guitar

By Little Chet

from Colorado

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Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6122T-62GE Vintage Select Edition 1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

There's a reason that Chet Atkins and so many other rockabilly and country artists preferred this guitar over the tried and true Telecaster, Gibson ES and other hollowbodies of the era. In the right hands, this guitar is just an amazing tool. I've been playing almost 40 years and I don't do it justice. But, it sure makes me want to try.

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