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Gretsch Guitars G6128T-DSV Duo Jet with Fixed Arm Bigsby

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Features twin DynaSonic single-coil pickups, Bigsby B3CBST vibrato tailpiece with stationary handle, nickel-plated Gretsch Synchro-Sonic bridge, and ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Reminiscent of the original '50s Duo Jet!

Features twin DynaSonic single-coil pickups, Bigsby B3CBST vibrato tailpiece with stationary handle, nickel-plated Gretsch Synchro-Sonic bridge, and vintage wide-block fretboard markers. Finished in nitrocellulose lacquer. Includes case.

  • Semi-hollow mahogany body
  • One-piece mahogany neck
  • Arched, laminated maple top
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Vintage wide-block position markers
  • Grover Sta-Tite tuners
  • Dual DynaSonic single-coil pickups
  • Tone pot circuitry
  • CTS/Switchcraft electronic components
  • Synchro-Sonic bridge
  • Bigsby B3CBST vibrato tailpiece with stationary arm
  • Chrome hardware
  • Aged fingerboard and headstock binding
  • Multiple aged body bindings
  • Black headstock overlay
  • Inlaid pearloid Gretsch logo on headstock
  • Silver plexi pickguard
  • Arrow control knobs
  • Knurled strap retainer knobs
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • Includes case

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Gretsch GuitarsG6128T-DSV Duo Jet with Fixed Arm Bigsby

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Gretsch G6128T-DSV My Holy Grail Guitar

By Steve DeBoard

from Venice, CA

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Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6128T-DSV Duo Jet with Fixed Arm Bigsby:

The Gretsch G6128T-DSV Duo Jet feels like it was custom made just for me. I love everything about it from the tones it produces to the way it feels when I play it and of course I love the way it looks. Since my perspective changed recently from desiring quantity to desiring quality I made it my quest to find a guitar that could be the one perfect, great guitar for me. I did a lot of research on different brands and models before narrowing my search to this one specific Gretsch model. As soon as I plugged a Dynasonic equipped Duo Jet in to a tube amp at a music store I knew right away that I had found my guitar. The tone I heard that day clinched it for me. Since Ive gotten it I play it as much as I am able. For me this is the pinnacle of electric guitars. There is no other electric guitar in the world quite like a Gretsch G6128T-DSV Duo Jet.
This guitar may be Gretschs most versatile guitar. Dynasonic pickups are my favorite sounding single coil pickups. They are powerful, clear and punchy with great note definition. They produce smooth clean and warm, fat overdriven tones and are able to handle pretty much every musical style. My favorite tone is when both pickups are on at the same time. The secret to achieving the full potential of these pickups along with other Gretsch or Gretsch style pickups is to get your screw driver and adjust the pole pieces for optimum tone. If they are too low the tone is muddy and undefined but if they are too high the tone becomes distorted. If they are adjusted just right it feels as if the clouds have parted and the light shines through! The chambered mahogany body with a maple top delivers a really unique and amazing fat and crisp acoustic tone. The chambering allows the top to vibrate more freely almost like a hollow body guitar. That Great Gretsch Sound is more than just a marketing slogan. You have to hear it to believe it. The neck on this Duo Jet is perfect for my hands. It is a 1950s neck profile so it is on the thicker side but not too thick. It reminds me of a 1950s Gibson Les Paul neck profile. The 12 fretboard radius and 24.6 scale make this guitar relatively easy and extremely fun to play. The open back Grover tuners are great. So far I really like the stationary Bigsby arm. It is solid, works great and stays in tune. This Duo Jet comes with an optional swivel arm probably because most players prefer them. I love the nitrocellulose finish that comes on this Duo Jet over the more commonly used polyurethane. It feels smoother and also smells great! The reason I gave the features a 9 instead of a 10 is because of the two areas where the strings make contact with the guitar, the bridge and the nut. Although the Syncro-sonic bridge looks great, works well and is a faithful reissue part for this 1956 reissue Duo Jet, I feel it is not the perfect bridge for optimum tone with its plastic base and plastic saddles. It does deliver a great tone all its own though. The standard plastic FMIC nut is also not the best nut for tone or playability on this Duo Jet. If I could give a 9.5 I would have done so because both of these issues are easily remedied on this guitar. The bridge is a floating bridge so swapping it out is easy to do without performing any irreversable mods to the guitar. You only need to buy a Gretsch bridge base and whatever bridge you choose that fits on it. I feel a guitar of this caliber should come stock with a bone, brass or Tusq nut. The good news is the nut pops out easily if you choose to upgrade it.
The builders at the Terada factory where these are made are very meticulous to every detail and it shows. The finish is flawless, the construction solid and every little detail is perfect. I had this guitar shipped to my office and I had our Shipping Dept. run it through their X-Ray machine so I could see how it is chambered and all of the lines and cutouts are also perfectly carved on the inside where normally nobody would even see it. Even though this guitar looks similar to a Les Paul it is actually closer in its construction to a Gretsch 6120 with its neck angle, building techniques and electronics. There is a master volume, a master tone, a bridge pickup volume and a neck pickup volume. The 3 way toggle switch controls the pickup configuration. If the switch is down it is the bridge pickup, middle is both pickups and up is the neck pickup.
I never thought I would spend over $1,000 on a guitar. The expression you get what you pay for is entirely true with this guitar. It honestly is my favorite electric guitar that I have ever played. How much is that worth?

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)



By Relyt Nosneb

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6128T-DSV Duo Jet with Fixed Arm Bigsby:

This is one sweet guitar. Its a dream to play, the neck on this is so smooth and amazing I can barley put it down. The guitar looks quite sexy, The inlays and everything else is just beautiful. The tone is absolultey killer with the dyasonic pickups, its clean tone is so crisp and clear its ridiculous, and its overdrive tone is very nice as well. Also if your a beatles fan(like me) get this guitar, its perfect for them. However it really pulls of any style you want it to blues, rockabilly, jazz, classic rock. perfect for almost anything. This is a very sturdy, good looking, goregeous sounding guitar. Do yourself a favor and buy this guitar.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Good guitar; poor handling and shipping

By AlexT

from Chevy Chase, Maryland

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Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6128T-DSV Duo Jet with Fixed Arm Bigsby:

I am pleased with the guitar itself, but unfortunately the guitar was not packaged well and showed a few signs of rough handling. The guitar was inside two boxes; one was the factory Gretsch box, which was packed inside of a larger shipping box. The sloppy packing resulted from packing material that was removed from the factory Gretsch box; the case was loose inside of the Gretsch box and the headstock end had travel between sides of the box; sort of like a peduulum.

The floating bridge was out of position and there were some small superficial scratches in the lacquer where the bridge slid across the guitar top. Also, the strings were very old, the fretboard was very dry, and it generally appears as if there was little to no inspection of the guitar before it shipped.

All that said, I got the guitar for a good price, so I'm going to keep it. For comparison's sake, I also recently purchased a new Gretsch from an outstanding dealer in Wisconsin, and that instrument had been cleaned, setup, and packaged perfectly. As a mega-dealer, I think that Musician's Friend does not inspect, pack, and ship items with as much care as a smaller store would.

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