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Made famous by The Beatles’ George Harrison, the 1962 Country Gentleman is the sound of rock ‘n’ roll. The G6122T-62 Vintage Select Edition '62 Chet Atkins® Country Gentleman® Hollow Body with Bigsby® has the unmistakable sound and style that marked the beginning of a musical invasion. Sonically, this guitar is ready to tear it up with flexible tone that fits any musical situation.
A pair of TV Jones® Classic pickups responds to every pick stroke or strum with refined, articulate tone. Traditional Gretsch controls—including per-pickup volume controls, master volume, a three-way tone switch—allow you to create countless tonal variations for a personalized tone. The new Gretsch “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil capacitors deliver silky vintage high end. The standard “U”-shaped maple neck bears a 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 frets and zero-fret for a memorable playing experience that works with any style. The sealed body with simulated F-holes minimizes feedback while providing for authentically vintage tone. A pinned “rocking” bar bridge reacts in concert with the Bigsby B6GVT vibrato tailpiece for stable tuning while the bone nut lets the strings slide freely without binding in the slots.
A true rock ‘n’ roll classic, this guitar features the appointments that made this guitar a legend—dual foam string mutes with red felt surrounds, standby switch, laminated 3-ply maple top with simulated F-holes, gold “G Arrow” control knobs, aged white binding with black purfling, gloss urethane finish, aged pearloid thumbnail inlays, gold vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo and gold Grover® Imperial™ tuning machines. A distinguished instrument from the earliest days of the British Invasion, the G6122T-62 Vintage Select Edition '62 Chet Atkins® Country Gentleman® Hollow Body with Bigsby® is the guitar that laid down the foundation of rock as we know it.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Shape||6122 Chet Atkins® Country Gentleman|
|Body Material||Laminated Maple|
|Body Finish||Gloss Urethane|
|Neck Finish||Gloss Urethane|
|Number of Frets||22|
|Fretboard Inlays||Pearloid Neo-Classic™ Thumbnail|
|Fretboard Radius||12" (305 mm)|
|Nut Width||1.6875" (42.86 mm)|
|Neck Pickup||TV Jones® Filter'Tron™ Classic|
|Bridge Pickup||TV Jones® Filter'Tron™ Classic|
|Controls||Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume|
|Bridge||Rocking Bar; Bigsby® tailpiece|
|Tuners||Grover® Imperial™ Die-Cast|
|Strings||Nickel Plated Steel (.011-.049 Gauges)|
|Hardcase||Included G6242L Gretsch® 17" Deluxe Hollow Body Hardshell|