Gretsch G6122-12 Country Gentleman 12-string (12 String) Reviews5.0/5.0 based on 1 customer review
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from Brooklyn, NY USA
July 19, 2011Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Amateur Musician
A Finely Crafted InstrumentThis guitar is loosely based on the one-off, customized axe that Gretsch produced for Michael Nesmith in 1967. The main differences between the two are the walnut finish (Mike's guitar was a blonde.) and the fact that this guitar has "simulated F-holes" vs. actual F-hole cutouts. However, don't take that as a minus - the solid exterior actually seems to enhance the sustain, while the heavily routed interior adds some wonderfully nuanced tones to give this instrument a true hollow-body sound. The HS Filter'Tron pickups provide the characteristic Gretsch twang. And the various controls offer wide flexibility. This is one of the easiest-to-play 12 strings I've ever had the good fortune to own. The 6122-12 is made in Japan, and is crafted like a fine piece of furniture, with all the attention to detail that you'd expect from a Gretsch. If you're in the market for a 12-string electric, this is the one to get.
12-string Double-cutaway Hollowbody Electric Guitar with 2 Pickups, Laminated Maple Top, Back, and Sides, 12-string Adjusto-Matic Tailpiece - Array Walnut Stain