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Gretsch Guitars G6196T-59 Vintage Select Edition '59 Country Club Hollowbody with Bigsby
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Honoring one of the first “custom color” guitars created by Gretsch, the G6196T-59 Vintage Select Edition '59 Country Club Hollowbody with Bigsby is ...Click To Read More About This Product
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The perfect companion onstage or in the studio.
Honoring one of the first “custom color” guitars created by Gretsch, the G6196T-59 Vintage Select Edition '59 Country Club Hollowbody with Bigsby is a rich-sounding instrument that’s waiting to be turned loose on your music. Its huge, sonorous voice and elegant looks are an ideal match for any player who wants to stand out from the crowd. Simply put, this guitar is the perfect companion onstage or in the studio, cranking out everything from sensitive ballads to raucous rock.
A pair of highly dynamic TV Jones Classic pickups reacts to your pick hand with vibrant tone. Traditional Gretsch controls, including individual pickup volume controls, master volume and a three-way tone switch, allow you to blend the pickups, personalizing your sound with countless tonal variations. Add the new Gretsch “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil capacitors and you get incredibly silky vintage high end.
The standard “U”-shaped maple neck bears a 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets for a memorable playing experience that works with any style. 1959-style trestle bracing connects the top and back of this guitar for distinctive warm, balanced tone while minimizing feedback. A pinned Space Control bridge allows for adjustable string spacing to fit any playing style and reacts in concert with the Bigsby B6GVT vibrato tailpiece for stable tuning and accurate intonation while the genuine bone nut lets the strings slide freely without binding in the slots.
Designed for pure tone and top-notch playing feel, this guitar features the classic appointments longtime Gretsch fans desire—gold “G Arrow” control knobs, aged white binding with black purfling, “Cadillac Green” metallic lacquer finish, mother-of-pearl thumbnail inlays, gold vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo and gold Grover Imperial tuning machines. A resurrected blast from the past with elegantly refined style and sound, the G6196T-59 Vintage Select Edition '59 Country Club Hollowbody with Bigsby is sure to satisfy any fan of The Great Gretsch Sound.
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Hollow body
Body material: Laminated
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Maple
Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: U
Neck wood: Maple
Scale length: 24.6"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
Neck: High Sensitive Filter'Tron
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: High Sensitive Filter'Tron
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil capacitors, 3-position master tone switch
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master volume
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: Rocking bar
Tailpiece: Bigsby B6GVT
Tuning machines: Grover Imperial
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Pickups
Case: Hardshell case
Country of origin: Japan
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- An absolute piece of art
- Has a large sound due to its big size
- Made in Japan
- A bit big and a bit heavy for a smaller person
- Made in Japan
- Swedish death metal (just kidding!)
Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6196T-59 Vintage Select Edition '59 Country Club Hollowbody with Bigsby:
The attention to detail is amazing. But that shouldn't come as a surprise as the Japanese are famous for being meticulous. I looked this guitar over every square inch with my face only inches above the piece and couldn't find a single blemish. I've been playing it unplugged for about a week now (I'm waiting for my Roland Cube to arrive) and it sounds lovely. It's actually nice to play unplugged because it isn't as loud as my Guild acoustic, but is louder than my unplugged Gibson SG.
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