Gretsch G6122T-62GE Vintage Select Country Gentleman - Walnut Stain, Bigsby

Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Body, Maple Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, 2 Humbucking Pickups, and Bigsby Tailpiece - Walnut Stain
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Period-correct Gretsch w/TV Jones Pickups and Bigsby

Made famous by the Beatles' George Harrison, the Gretsch G6122T-62GE Vintage Select 1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman hollowbody electric guitar captures the essence of rock 'n' roll. Its arched maple body yields a deliciously open snap that's beautifully enhanced by a pair of vintage-voiced TV Jones Classic humbuckers. The result is a refined, articulate tone and full, larger-than-life playing experience. This guitar's standard U-shaped maple neck and 12"-radius ebony fingerboard are enormously comfortable, regardless of your fret-hand style. With a Bigsby tailpiece and period-correct specs, the Gretsch G6122T-62GE Vintage Select 1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman hollowbody electric guitar delivers authentic early '60s pop tone.

Gretsch G6122T-62GE Hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Arched maple body provides your tone with excellent definition
  • Sweet vintage tone from TV Jones Classic pickups
  • Three volume controls + one tone switch = 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 G6122T-62GE Vintage Select 1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 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 dynamic sound of its TV Jones Classic pickups, cuts through a dense mix and sounds great in any situation.

TV Jones Classic pickups deliver timeless Gretsch tone

When you want that classic '50s-era Gretsch tone, you need real TV Jones humbuckers. That's why Gretsch gave their G6122T-62GE Vintage Select 1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman a pair of TV Classic pickups. Designed to sound just like the humbuckers found in '50s and '60s Gretsch guitars, these pickups give your guitar a bright and open sound that's jangly on your highs with the kind of bite you'd normally associate with single-coil pickups. It's the perfect sound for rock, rockabilly, blues, country, and more.

Three volume controls + one tone switch = exceptional sonic flexibility

It's easy to stereotype the Gretsch G6122T-62GE Vintage Select 1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 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 3-way tone selector switch 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 tailpiece adds to the Gretsch G6122T-62GE Vintage Select 1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman. 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 G6122T-62GE Hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Hollowbody electric guitar with period-correct specs
  • Arched maple body delivers a deliciously snappy, open tone
  • TV Jones Classic pickups yield sweet, vintage character
  • Highly playable standard U-shaped maple neck with ebony fingerboard
  • 3 volume controls and a 3-way tone selector switch create exceptional sonic flexibility
  • Bigsby tailpiece provides smooth vibrato action
The Gretsch G6122T-62GE hollowbody electric guitar is a vintage Gretsch without the vintage price tag!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Hollowbody
Body Shape Doublecut
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Maple
Top Material Maple
Color Walnut Stain
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape U shape profile
Scale Length 25.5"
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Offset Neo-Classic Thumbnail inlays
Number of Frets 22, vintage style
Nut Width 1.6875"
Nut Material Zero fret
Bridge/Tailpiece Ebony based rocking bar with Bigsby B6GVT
Tuners Grover Imperial tuners
Neck Pickup TV Jones Filter'Tron humbucker with gold covers
Bridge Pickup TV Jones Filter'Tron humbucker with gold covers
Controls 2 x pickup volumes, 1 x master volume, 3-way pickup toggle switch, 3-way tone selector switch, standby switch
Strings 11-49
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 2401235892

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An Amazing Instrument

I purchased one of these four years ago from Sweetwater. In every regard, it is an amazing instrument and I seem to like it more every day. I have owned a plethora of Gibsons and Fenders over the years and continue to hold those in high regard as well, but this guitar has such a great personality and a feel and a sound all its own that I consider it a uniquely "singular" instrument. I have wanted one of these for years and regret waiting so long to get one. I highly recommend adding this guitar to any collection. This was my first major purchase from Sweetwater and they were excellent from start to finish. The guitar arrived set up perfectly.
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