2004 Gretsch G6122 1959 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman ID-7684
2004 Gretsch G6122 1959 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
The Gretsch G6122 1959 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman is a single-cutaway slice of history! Designed in cooperation with Chet Atkins’ longtime rhythm guitarist and close friend, Paul Yandell. The G6122-1959 Country Gentleman® precisely replicates the world’s most famous ’59 6122 model. This model was one of Chets' personal favorite guitars.
This electric guitar features include a three-piece maple neck with an ebony fingerboard and mother-of-pearl Neo Classic™ thumbnail inlays. Other features include Zero Fret, Simulated F-Holes, Bound Fingerboard and Headstock. This guitar also features Multiple Body Bindings, Gold-Plated Name Plate on Headstock, Gold Plexi Pickguard, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod and Ebony-Based "Rocking" Bar bridge. Bigsby® B6GW Vibrato Tailpiece with a Bigsby® "Wire" Style Handle.
The pickups consist of a Supertron Classic in the neck position and a Plus HT in the bridge position. There are two knobs on the lower treble bout, a tone control and a volume-cut for the bridge pickup. A master volume on the upper treble bout and a pickup switch on the upper bass bout complete the electrical controls. The volume cut for the bridge pickup seems to be the key for reproducing Chet's timbre. Just a little roll-off with that control and you are sounding like Mr. Guitar himself.
This 2004 Gretsch G6122 1959 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman is in excellent condition. It sports only a few dents and surface scratches. We have attempted to capture in the detailed photos below. It has very minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.
- Serial: JT04042311
- Top Wood: Laminated Maple
- Back Wood: Laminateed Maple
- Nut Width: 1.6875"
- Scale: 25.5"
- Year: 2004
- Bracing: 1959 Style Trestle
- Inlays: MOP Neo-Classic "Thumbnail"
- Neck Wood: Maple
- Fretboard: Ebony 12" Radius
- Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
- Bridge: Ebony Based "Rocking" Bar
- Tuners: Grover Imperial Die-Cast
- Body Binding: Multiple
- Fretboard Binding: Bound
- Headstock Binding: Bound
- Pickguard: Gold Plexi Pickguard with Gretsch Logo
- Body Depth: 2.75"
- Lower Bout Width: 17"
- Pickup(s): Bridge: TV Jones Plus HT Neck: TV Jones Super Tron Classic
- Pickup Controls: Volume (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone
- Case: Original Hardshell Case Included