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Gretsch Guitars G6128TDS Duo Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby

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From the depths of the Cavern Club from 1963 Liverpool, the guitar that provided propulsive rhythms for the British Beat Boom, the Duo Jet, is back.....Click To Read More About This Product

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A true "blast" from the past!

From the depths of the Cavern Club from 1963 Liverpool, the guitar that provided propulsive rhythms for the British Beat Boom, the Duo Jet, is back... again! Brilliant DynaSonic single-coil pickups, "rocking" bar bridge, Bigsby vibrato and aged binding and inlays make this a hard-rocking retro rocket with voluminous vintage vibe.

Model name: G6128TDS Duo Jet with Bigsby
Series: Professional Collection
Color: Black
Category: Solidbody
Body style: Chambered single-cutaway
Scale length: 24.6" (625mm)
Top: Arched laminated maple
Back and sides: Chambered mahogany body, 13.25" Wide, 1.75" Deep
Neck: 1-piece mahogany
Pickups: 2 DynaSonics single-coil 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, master tone
Width at nut: 1-11/16" (43mm)
Fretboard: Rosewood, 12" radius (305mm)
Bridge: Ebony-based chrome "Rocking" bar bridge
Tailpiece: Gretsch Bigsby¨ B3C vibrato tailpiece
Hardware: Chrome-plated
Finish: Gloss urethane
Case: G6238 deluxe hardshell case
No. of frets: 22 vintage
Machine heads: Chrome-plated Grover V98G Sta-Tite die-cast tuners

Unique Features:
Aged vintage hump block inlay position markers,
aged binding on fingerboard and headstock,
aged multiple body bindings,
inlaid pearloid Gretsch logo on headstock,
Silver plexi pickguard,
knurled strap retainer knobs,
Adjustable truss rod

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The Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp

By DickKirshner's Guitar Studio

from sacramento, CA

This is, was, and always will be one of the masterpieces of combining jazz playability with rock solidity. As a guitarist since age 8 (yes, age 8) and as a student of the late Ted Green, I would say that there is only ONE -- read it, ONE -- guitar that outshines the gretsch duojet '63 reissue. And that would be the L-5 Wes Montgomery issue from Gibson. Yet, if I could only purchase one guitar it would still be the duojet since the L-5 is limited in its idiom and combo adaptability. When Shree George Harrison strapped on this guitar at the Queen's Trust, and took a solo on "Til there was you", nothing more needed to be said. Que'lle beaute. This is truly the guitar (featured at the end of Ted's Chord Chemistry) to add the A note to your C chord, and capture the nuances of the debussyian Maj6th. Just buy it. Period. If you're disappointed, I will buy it back from you!

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No wonder George Harrison stuck with this guitar

By Blues girl

from Cape Cod

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The lead player from the most influentual and arguably best rock band in history chose this as his #1 guitar for most of his career. No wonder! It is versatile easy to play and has few unique tones that nail the Beatles (no wonder) The other Duo Jets are not this one, this is the real deal! It can also be dialed in to capture a Les Paul sound (with the right amp) This is an all around winner. Mine was signed "In Memory of George Harrison" by Fred Gretsch along with 3 other Gretsch guitars I own.

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Simply Amazing

By Scoogs

from Toronto, ON

About 10 years ago when I was learning guitar, I had seen that Harrison used a Duo Jet. I wanted it, and badly. Even though I knew pretty much nothing about guitars. I could just tell this was the one for me.Well, I finally got it last year. And I can't believe how right I was. It instantly turned into my favorite guitar. Playability, looks, and the TONE. I know that Gretsch doesn't do just Beatles, but who are we kidding. The Duo Jet nails early Harrison tones thru a Vox AC30.I now own quite a few guitars. This stands above all of them.


Purely Awesome!

By TheParisianGuitarist001

from Liverpool, England

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I got this guitar when I had just moved to Liverpool, and I now know why George liked it so much! The pick-ups sound Fantastic! The neck is easy to play. It is beautiful, and the Bigsby rocks hard! When me and my band rocks some serious house at the Cavern Club, this is my guitar of choice.

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