Gretsch G6122-1959, Chet Atkins Country Gentleman (1959 w/TV Jones, Walnut)Item ID: G6122-59
Hollowbody Guitar with Laminated Maple Body, Ebony Fingerboard, and Two TV Jones Pickups - Walnut Stain
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A Gretsch LegendDesigned with help from Paul Yandell, Chet's rhythm guitarist, the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman is an accurate reproduction of one of Gretsch's most famous models. Gretsch chose custom handmade TV Jones pickups and a Bigsby B6GWST tailpiece with a stationary arm to complete this singel-cutaway classic!
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Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman - A country classic!
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Mario, Indianapolis, IN
Reviewsbased on 4 reviews
Great sound, great action
by Ken from IndianaI love my Taylor T-5 Custom. I've played it once in the year since I bought my Gretsch 6122-59. The Gretsch's sound is fantastic. Its action is nice and low, and the intonation is really good for a gu... read more [+]itar that doesn't have a compensated saddle (my strings are 11s). I had a little trouble staying in tune (especially using the Bigsby) at first. When I pressed down on the saddle I heard a click. I guess something on the bridge had to be seated better. I also lubricated the nut. These two tricks solved the problem.
May 16, 2013
Music Background: 40 years of playing for fun
This guitar puts out a lot of sound. You'll want to play this through something beefier than a practice amp. It just overwhelms a 30-watt G-DEC or Vox Valvetronics amp. A Deluxe Reverb handles it well.
Friends tell me I smile when I play my Gretsch. Any day I play it is a good day. close [-]
A Truly One of a Kind
by Willie Delrosa from CA, USAI was blown away with this guitar with it's quality and the "sound", Oh the Sound... Nothing quite like it. I have Rickenbacker 330, 325c64, Gretch Duo 6128, and nothing quite like the sound of this o... read more [+]ne. Because of it's wide neck, it takes a while getting used to but, it's heaven to play indeed. close [-]
January 1, 2012
Music Background: 30 Years since High School
great clean rich Chet sound
by Nathan fromI bought this guitar wanting something clean, warm, rich and something differant from my Gallagher Doc Watson acoustic.
March 22, 2011
Music Background: Gosple, Country, Bluegrass
First is sound and very light action. If you are looking for a gr... read more [+]eat Chet Atkins sleek sound you cant go wrong with this guitar, very clean and clear all the way up the neck. Action is very light and great accses to the last frets.
I would absolutely repace if stolen. Just woudn't do with out it. close [-]
Louder and Crispier than the G6120s
by Paul from Woodbridge, VAThe G6122-1959 has a louder, much more crispier sound than the G6120 Atkins and G6120 Setzer. The TVJ Supertron and HT on this guitar has a more powerful punch than the TVJ Classic and Filtertrons. Th... read more [+]is guitar has a simulated F-hole and amazingly, the sound seems to resonate better than the real F-hole models from Gretsch. The neck is noticeable wider but if you're a real guitar player, this shouldn't bother you. Note that this is a professional guitar and requires advanced skill to play this.
September 17, 2007
Music Background: Hobbyist
For those with short arms, I recommend that you play this guitar standing up rather than sitting. The lower bout has a high arch that will strain your neck and elbow. I know this because I have short arms. About an hour into playing this instrument sitting down, you'll start feeling some tension on your neck and elbow. I've been playing for 30 years and have owned almost every brand of guitar. Nothing comes close to the Gretsch sound. If you are ready to take the next step into professional instruments, then go for Gretsch. As a word of caution, Gretsch guitars don't come cheap so save up. This is my sixth Gretsch guitar by the way. Mind you, this guitar is awesome with almost any style of music. I love playing Funk and soul with this guitar. Brilliant! close [-]
Gretsch G6122-1959, Chet Atkins Country Gentleman (1959 w/TV Jones, Walnut)
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