Gretsch G6118T-60GE Vintage Select Anniversary - Smoke Green, Bigsby

Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 2 Single-coil Pickups, and Bigsby Tailpiece - Smoke Green
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Vintage Gretsch with TV Jones Pickups

The Gretsch G6118T-60GE Vintage Select 1960 Anniversary hollowbody electric guitar is a joy to play, thanks to its smooth U-shaped maple neck and premium rosewood fingerboard. It delivers a stunning open-sounding snap that matches with its TV Jones Hilo'Tron single-coil pickups to crank out brilliant highs, warm lows, and rocking mids. A Bigsby tailpiece provides plenty of twang and gentle vibrato effects. The Gretsch G6118T-60GE Vintage Select 1960 Anniversary hollowbody electric guitar delivers an experience that's pure vintage Gretsch.

Gretsch G6118T-60GE Hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Arched maple body provides your tone with excellent definition
  • Sweet vintage tone from TV Jones Hilo'Tron pickups
  • Two volume controls + one tone control = exceptional sonic flexibility
  • Bigsby tailpiece yields smooth vibrato action
Arched maple body provides your tone with excellent definition

Maple has to be one of the most lively, bright, and colorful tonewoods out there, which is exactly why Gretsch decided to make their G6118T-60GE Vintage Select 1960 Anniversary almost entirely out of this wonderful wood. At Sweetwater, we've found that this hollowbody's arched body yields a wonderfully snappy, open tone that, when combined with the broad sound and lively response of its TV Jones Hilo'Tron pickups, cuts through a dense mix and sounds great in any situation.

Sweet vintage tone from TV Jones Hilo'Tron pickups

The Gretsch G6118T-60GE Vintage Select 1960 Anniversary packs a wide-ranging vintage-style voice, thanks to a pair of TV Jones Hilo'Tron single-coil pickups. Essentially a single-coil version of Filter'Tron humbuckers, these pickups deliver a broad range of tones with brilliant highs, mellow lows, and lively response, reflecting the natural voice of the guitar.

Two volume controls + one tone control = exceptional sonic flexibility

It's easy to stereotype the Gretsch G6118T-60GE Vintage Select 1960 Anniversary until you play it, and then you realize you can pull off a lot of tonal tricks with it. With a volume control for each pickup, you can create your perfect balance between warmth, bite, and brilliance when both pickups are engaged. The master tone control lets you fine-tune your sound once you have the pickups dialed in. And thanks to the master volume control, you can take your tube amp from clean to growling without changing the balance between your pickups. Of course, you'll get sweet tone from the neck and bridge pickups individually, but there's a lot of territory to cover when you combine them.

Bigsby tailpiece yields smooth vibrato action

Nothing beats the character and vintage vibe that a real Bigsby-style tail piece adds to the Gretsch G6118T-60GE Vintage Select 1960 Anniversary. Based on the original design created by Paul A. Bigsby, this Bigsby Licensed tailpiece requires next to no effort to use, making it particularly easy to pull off slow, subtle, and extended bends.

Gretsch G6118T-60GE Hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Hollowbody electric guitar with period-correct specs
  • Arched maple body delivers a deliciously snappy, open tone
  • TV Jones Hilo'Tron pickups yield sweet vintage character
  • Highly playable standard U-shaped maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • 2 volume controls and 1 tone control create exceptional sonic flexibility
  • Bigsby tailpiece provides smooth vibrato action
The Gretsch G6118T-60GE hollowbody electric guitar is pure vintage Gretsch!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Hollowbody
Body Shape 1960 Singlecut
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Laminated Maple
Top Material Laminated Maple
Color Smoke Green
Body Finish Gloss Urethane
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape Standard U
Radius 12"
Scale Length 24.6"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Aged pearloid thumbnails
Number of Frets 21, medium jumbo
Nut Width 1.6875"
Nut Material Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Space control pinned bridge with Bigsby B6CVT
Tuners Grover Sta-Tite Die-cast
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup TV Jones Hilo'Tron single-coil
Bridge Pickup TV Jones Hilo'Tron single-coil
Controls 2 x independent pickup volumes, 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch, 3-way tone switch
Strings Nickel-plated Steel (.011-.049)
Case Included Deluxe hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 2401201871

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Home run for sure

I purchased a 1964 original, played it for years in my first band and still have it. So when I spotted this reproduction I couldn’t resist. My current band is a classic rock and some country. So, I play a Les Paul Classic for the rock stuff and Telecaster for the country. I will not be bringing 2 guitars any more. This new Gretsch G6118T-60GE does it all. The vintage look and the current electronics makes this the best all-around guitar I have ever played. I gave up pedals a year ago and replaced with a Blackstar amp from Sweetwater. With that amp and the new Gretsch I can go from a great Metal sound to Jazz to Country instantly. Between the Blackstar and the Gretsch I have been able to experiment with more sounds and effects that ever before. This combination gets my highest possible recommendation. As for the Gretsch, this one is a home run and will improve the batting average for any guitarist.
Music background: Part Time Musician
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