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Gretsch Guitars G6128T-TVP Power Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby  Black 

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The Gretsch G6128T Duo Jet is a classic that traces its lineage to the earliest days of rock music. Similar to models of the late '50s, today's Duo J...Read More

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The Gretsch G6128T Duo Jet is a classic that traces its lineage to the earliest days of rock music. Similar to models of the late '50s, today's Duo Jet features dual High Sensitive Filtertron„¢ pickups, tone switch circuitry, ebony fingerboard with thumbnail inlays, Space Control bridge, and a Gretsch by Bigsby® B3C Vibrato tailpiece.

From the early days of rock and roll.

FEATURES
  • Single cutaway body
  • Arched laminated maple top
  • Chambered mahogany body, 13-1/4" wide, 1-3/4" deep
  • 1-piece mahogany neck
  • 2 Filter'Tron pickups
  • 3-way switching (bridge, bridge and neck, and neck)
  • Volume controls for neck pickup and bridge pickup
  • Master volume
  • 3-position tone switch
  • Ebony fretboard with thumbnail side markers
  • Ebony-based Space Control roller-bridge
  • Gretsch Bigsby B3C vibrato tailpiece
  • Chrome hardware
  • Gloss urethane finish

Take it back to the beginning with this classic rocker. Order the G6128T Duo Jet.

SPECIFICATIONS

G6128T-TVP Power Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby

  • 1-11/16" (43mm) neck width at nut
    12" fingerboard radius
    24.6" scale length
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5.0

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

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5.0

Amazing Guitar

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from Oregon

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6128T-TVP Power Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

    I just picked this guitar up on a trade. I couldn't click with the Ernie Ball Music Man JP6. The neck was simply too small for me. I had honestly never played a Gretsch before this trade. I did however play 5 Les Paul standards the same day I got the Gretsch. I have a LP Studio, and really wanted a Standard. Anyway I decided to meet up with this guy from Craigslist(a jazz player). First off the Gretsch is beautiful in every way possibly. Very well built guitar, playing it "is" a dream. The neck profile isn't as big as my Les Paul studio. But its perfect for me. 2x fatter than the EBMM I traded for it. If you like classic rock: AC/DC, and ZZ top come to mind, this guitar nails that type of style perfectly. The TV tron pickups are kind of weird looking and different, but boy do they ever perform. I can't put this guitar down. This is now my most priced possession. My most expensive guitar, and it's obvious why. If you get a chance, play one you will not regret you did. I don't play Jazz, or Country. I play classic cover type rock, and this is so perfect. Anyway I felt this guitar needed more reviews so people like myself have something to go on. I can't say enough about this instrument.

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    5.0

    A true high performance muscle car.

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    from Baltimore, Maryland

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6128T-TVP Power Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

      Ever since I was a kid, I've been drawn to the vibe and aesthetics of Gretsch Guitars but after owning a couple of them, didn't find them to be quite as durable or as versatile as my Gibsons. I thought that the necks were too big to play fast leads on, they didn't stay in tune all that well, and that I couldn't get a rich and creamy sustain. Well, the Gretsch Power Jet gets it all RIGHT, with a neck that feels much more sleek and comfortable than any other Gretsch I've played and TV Jones Power'Tron pickups that sound like a holy combination between Filtertrons and vintage Gibson humbuckers. With this guitar, I can get about every tone from Reverend Horton Heat to Black Sabbath and everything in-between. It NAILS ZZ Top and even does a pretty good Zeppelin. The Power Jet isn't trying to replace any of the other Jet models, but is trying to cater to players like me who love that Gretsch look and sound but aren't all about trying to replicate Chet Atkins or Duane Eddy. This is dedicated to rock, plain and simple. It feels a little heavier and a lot more durable than my old Silver Jet and with the pinned Gibson-style bridge and locking tuners stays in tune a lot better too. This guitar also sustains a lot better than any other Gretsch I've ever played. I can almost sound like Slash with the neck pickup and some gain without having to resort to any trickery. The Power Jet really is like the combination of a Duo Jet and a Les Paul with a neck that beats both of them in terms of playability and comfort. The neck is kind of a perfect middle ground between a "50s neck" and "60s neck" Gibson. Though this guitar can handle about as much gain as you want to throw at it, it almost begs to be played clean. Currently, I'm playing through an Orange TH30 (pretty soon, a Vox AC30) and this guitar just has such a complex clean bite to it that no other guitars can even come close to. To any players on the fence about buying a Gretsch, give the Power Jet a try; it might just be your thing more than any Les Paul. Just because you don't see Brian Setzer playing one doesn't mean it's not worth it. Next on my list is the Billy Bo!

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      5.0

      Harrison meets Setzer

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      from Oregon City, OR

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6128T-TVP Power Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

          I saw a picture of George Harrison with a Jet Duo and thought it captured everything an electric guitar was about. I was in my early teens but knew I wanted it. Saved and saved until was about about to find one... then the Power Jet was announced. WOWZERS!!!
          These TV Jones pickups are intense and just enough growl all the while the cleans and crystal. That Brian Setzer sound for sure. I run the Power Jet right into a Vox AC 30 and they are an awesome pair. An incredible range of tones at my finger tips.
          This is the Jet to have for sure. Even my friends who thought Gretsch means both kinds of music (Country and Western) appreciate this hot rod. For me, playing it is like driving a 60s muscle car.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Near Perfection!

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          from Austin, TX

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Professional use

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6128T-TVP Power Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

          This is really about the finest new guitar I have ever played! Better than production model Gibsons and Fenders, comparable to Gibson Custom Shop.

          I began my Gretsch journey by playing the new Electromatic Pro Jet, and was really impressed. The tone was a perfect fit for my current band, so thought I would take the plunge and spend the extra cash and try the professional series Power Jet. While it's quite a lot more than the Pro Jet, I'd say it's worth it.

          First of all the workmanship is just flawless. The fret dressing and finishing of the fret ends is really a work of art. The finish is perfect. It even came out of the box with an adequate set-up and in tune! I plan to give the bridge some fine intonation adjustments, but that's it.

          It's really a beautiful piece of work too. The combination of nickel hardware, black top, stained mahogany back and sides, ebony fingerboard, binding, the whole package just looks amazing.

          Prior to buying, one of my biggest concerns is the two switches on the top, right where my pick hand swings when I'm strumming hard. Prior Les pauls, Fender Jaguar, and even the Electromatic Pro Jet gave me fits with hitting those switches during playing. I was thrilled to find that the Power Jet is designed so this is not at all a problem. the fingerboard is elevated pretty high above the guitar top, more so than the Pro Jet and much more than a Les Paul. The switches themselves are not as tall as Gibson switches. Thus, I can flail away on this thing and my pick sail safely over the tops of the switches!

          I like the locking tuning machines, strap locks and pinned bridge. All of these features, which distinguish the Power Jet from a regular Duo Jet, just make for fewer hassles while playing. The Bigsby is really smooth and allows for a bit more severe whammy action than the type of Bigsby thats screwed down to the top. I wouldn't say it's rock solid tuning, but very good for a Bigsby equipped guitar (I tend to be pretty heavy handed on the Bigsby).

          The tone is perfect for my purposes. It allows me to just use this one guitar during my set, rather than switching between several guitars. The TV Jones pickups are strong and full sounding with just enough twang to make you forget about Telecasters. Don't worry, these are not super hot pickups like Gibson Dirty Fingers, they just sound a little more like PAF humbuckers than the TV Jones classics. The height of the pickups seems to make a big difference in output, so if you really want to hit the amp hard at the front end, just raise the pickups closer to the strings. Back them off a bit if you want more twang and clean headroom.

          All in all this guitar is just a pleasure to play, looks amazing, and is so versatile that I no longer have to switch guitars in mid set. The price is not cheap, but it's a totally pro-level instrument, and I'll take it over anything production model Gibson!

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wow. Amazing Guitar.

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          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6128T-TVP Power Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

          Had my heart set on either a Gibson 335 or Duesenberg STV. I had written off Gretsch as not being versitile enough. Took a day hitting the Chicago music stores playing just about everything i thought i might like. Did not plan on this guitar but it was hanging in one of the practice rooms so i thought...since it here... All i have to say is WOW. Not your typical Gretsch. Love these punchy TVJ pickups in combo with the chambered body on this guitar. Beautiful tone and super versitile. As much as i wanted a 335...i had to go with my ear on this one. Bought the Gretsch and have had no buyers remorse. Every time i play it...love it more.
          Bigsby Rocks. Love having volume for each pickup. Some people may not like the tone switch...but for me...works great.
          So far...great.

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Historical Sounding Axe

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          from Gulfport, MS

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6128T-TVP Power Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

          True "Beatles" sound. Easy to play and stays in tune. Run it through a Line 6 Flextone III XL or Fender CTSE and the tonal possibilities are endless. Love this guitar!

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          (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Duo Jet fits nicely between Gibsons and Fenders

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          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6128T-TVP Power Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

          This instrument has a great and unique sound that will fill out the collection of anyone who wants a nice bridge between single coils and humbuckers. I'm talking specifically about the G6128T version with the filtertron pickups and Bigsby. I am not as big a fan of the dynasonic pickups which can get shrill and thin sounding IMO in the treble registers. The filtertrons have a nice dynamic range and crunch up nicely when played through an overdriven tube amp. The clean sounds on the other hand have a nice managable twang and warmth although they are not as warm as a Gibson's humbuckers. Another rarely mentioned feature of this guitar is it's easy playability and light weight. This is not a solid body but rather a semi-hollowbody and it is noticeably lighter than my ash Telecaster. All in all this guitar fills a nice niche between most single coil and humbucker equipped guitars. So if you are looking for a dynamic sounding instrument that doesn't do what your other guitars already do sonically; try playing one of these versatile classics.

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