Gretsch G6128T-57 Vintage Select Edition '57 Duo Jet - Cadillac Green

6-string Solidbody Electric Guitar with Chambered Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, 2 Single-coil Pickups, and Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece - Cadillac Green
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Perfectly Re-created Vintage Collector's Guitar

The Gretsch G6128T-57 Vintage Select Edition '57 Duo Jet isn't just a dead-accurate re-creation of a 1957 Duo Jet solidbody electric guitar, it's a re-creation of a very rare limited-run Duo Jet that was coveted by collectors even in its day. Specifically, Gretsch only produced a small number of these flagship guitars in their eye-catching Cadillac Green finish, which they further upgraded with gold hardware, including a period-accurate Synchro-Sonic bridge to go with the Bigsby B3CBDE vibrato tailpiece. Another historically correct pairing is the Vintage Select Edition '57 Duo Jet's T-Armond single-coil pickups (a special TV Jones reproduction of the original DynaSonic pickup) and a Treble Bleed circuit outfitted with Squeezebox PIO capacitors. All told, this guitar is an absolute gem, even among all the fabulous guitars in Sweetwater's packed warehouse.

Period-correct Gretsch single-coil sound

The original 1940s Gretsch-DeArmond Fidelatone single-coil pickups set the gold standard of their era. Eventually rebranded with the "DynaSonic" name, these were the first pickups with individually adjustable pole pieces, which makes it possible to fine-tune each pickup's string-to-string balance. It wasn't long before pickup makers around the world adopted this design.

Sonically, DynaSonics have a lot in common with the P-90. As of 1957, DynaSonics were almost entirely replaced by Gretsch's new Filter'Tron dual-coil pickups. Nonetheless, many guitarists continued to prefer the distinct high-end gloss and controlled bass response of the DynaSonic. Many modern rockabilly players accept no substitutes for authentic DynaSonic sound, which is what makes the TV Jones T-Armond model so special.

The T-Armond pickup featured on this G6128T-57 Vintage Select Edition '57 Duo Jet was the result of TV Jones's attempt to capture the sound of Brian Setzer's classic Silver Jet. It turned out to be a perfect representation of the DynaSonic in its prime. You couldn't ask for a more authentic Gretsch single-coil sound!

Gretsch G6128T-57 Vintage Select '57 Duo Jet Features:

  • A spot-on re-creation of the original 1957 Duo Jet solidbody electric guitar
  • Chambered mahogany body with a maple top provides rich resonance
  • TV Jones T-Armond single-coil pickups re-create the original DynaSonic sound perfectly
  • Classic Treble Bleed circuit with Squeezebox PIO capacitors complete the tone
  • Gold hardware and Cadillac Green finish mark this as a vintage collector's piece
  • Genuine Synchro-Sonic bridge is a perfect match for the period-correct Bigsby B3CBDE vibrato tailpiece

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Jet
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany, chambered
Top Material Arched Laminated Maple
Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Color Cadillac Green
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape Standard U
Radius 12"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Aged pearloid hump blocks
Number of Frets 22, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 24.6"
Nut Width 1.6875"
Nut Material Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Floating Synchro-Sonic bridge with Bigsby B3CBDE tailpiece
Tuners Grover Sta-Tite tuning keys
Neck Pickup TV Jones T-Armond Single-coil
Bridge Pickup TV Jones T-Armond Single-coil
Controls 2 x independent volumes, 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
Strings .010-.046
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 2401612846

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'57 Gretsch Duo-Jet

This product was everything I expected, and more. never bought an axe without playing it prior to purchase before, Sweetwater does it right. It plays like an "Old" 335, feels much like a Les Paul, and sounds like the originals of rock, blues, and country did back when tubes and vynil ruled the musical world, yes, I'm that old. Besides the sound and playability, this guitar looks GREAT!!! Cadillac Green, I call it "Money Green", and Gold....WOW! No flaws, balanced tone all the way up and down the fretboard. I did tweak the neck a tiny bit, probably because it was shipped in very cold weather, and this guitar is REAL WOOD, with all the richness that only quality tonewood produces, did I mention it has a chambered body? More player's value here than many guitars at twice the price. Even my wife loves it.
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