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Gretsch G6122T-59 Vintage Select Edition '59 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Hollow Body w/ Bigsby - Walnut Stain Lacquer


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Inspired by the original CGP (Certified Guitar Player), Chet Atkins, this Country Gentleman is more than able to keep up with the most fleet-fingered guitarist. Packed with the sound, style and features that made the original a legend, the '59 Gent provides highly responsive, amazingly articulate sound.

A pair of TV Jones® pickups - a Super'Tron Classic Plus bridge pickup and Super'Tron neck pickup - responds to every stroke with defined, eloquent tone. The modified control layout features an individual bridge pickup volume, and master volume and tone controls, allowing you to create countless tonal variations. Add the new Gretsch "Squeezebox" capacitors and you get incredibly silky vintage high end. The standard "U"-shaped maple neck with 1.75" nut bears a 12"-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 vintage-style small frets and is a picker's dream. A pinned rocking bar bridge works with the Bigsby® B6GWVT vibrato tailpiece for stable tuning while the vintage-style genuine bone nut lets the strings slide freely without binding in the slots.

All of the '59 Gent's classic features are here - laminated 5-ply figured maple top with painted F-holes, "wire" vibrato arm, gold G-arrow control knobs, aged white binding with black purfling, gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, aged pearloid thumbnail inlays, gold vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo and gold Grover® Imperial™ tuning machines with 'butterbean' buttons. A truly classic instrument with refined style and sound, the G6122T-59 Vintage Select Edition '59 Chet Atkins® Country Gentleman® Hollow Body with Bigsby® is a fine addition to any guitarist's collection.

Body: Laminated Figured Maple
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Ebony
Pickup(s): (Bridge)TV Jones® Super’Tron™ Classic Plus, (Neck) TV Jones® Super'Tron™
Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

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Professional Collection
Walnut Stain Lacquer
Country Gentleman®
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Late '50s Gretsch
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Standard "U"
12" (305 mm)
Pearloid Neo-Classic™ Thumbnail
1.75" (44.45 mm)
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Laminated Figured Maple
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Country Gentleman®
5-Ply Laminated Figured Maple
Aged White with B/I/B Purfling
Laminated Maple
Gretsch® Hollow Body Guitars
Laminated Figured Maple
Single Cutaway
Parallel Bracing
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Rocking Bar
Bigsby® B6GWVT with Wire Handle
Gold Plexi with Black Gretsch® Logo
Grover® Imperial™ with Butter-Bean Buttons
Nickel Plated Steel (.011-.049 Gauges)
Gretsch® Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs
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TV Jones® Super’Tron™ Classic Plus
TV Jones® Super'Tron™
Filter'Tron™ / Filter'Tron™
Volume 1. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone
3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup