|Comments||This is just great – a near-perfect, one year old Cadillac Green 2013 Gretsch G6196T Country Club.
The Gretsch G6196T Country Club can look a lot like the Gretsch White Falcon, and that’s because it shares body and neck dimensions. However, the Country Club has a solid spruce top instead of laminated maple and more — restrained decoration. It’s a wonderful guitar for fingerstyle playing of any type, but was intended for the higher end jazz player as the spruce gives a slightly warmer, mellower tone than the Falcon’s maple.
This very clean example of the Country Club has been ‘reversibly’ upgraded – new TV Jones pickups and the great Tru-Arc bridge have been professionally installed in place of the original gold Space Control bridge, and all the original parts are included in the case. The neck position now features the TV Jones Super ‘Tron pickup; the coils are very similar to the TV Classic, but the Super’Tron uses bar magnets to improve inductance, maintaining clarity but giving a bolder broadband ‘punch’. These also help reduce any ‘fade’ during string bending.
|Serial Number||JT13010524. This breaks down as built in Japan at the Terada plant (JT), during January of 2013 (1301) and is number 0524 of the instruments built that year.|
|Pricing||$2,295.00 CND with orginal case, upgraded parts and original parts. SOLD|
|Neck||Maple neck with bound ebony fingerboard, and bound headstock. Mother of pearl ‘thumbnail’ neo-classic position markers. 25.5 inch scale length, 1.6875 inch nut width at the zero fret.|
|Frets||Original frets with no appreciable wear. Zero fret.|
|Body||Full size, 17-inch wide, 2.75 inch deep single cutaway fully hollow body. Longitudinal tone bar bracing, with a bridge post. The back and sides are laminated maple and the top is solid spruce. Multiple layer binding on the top and back.|
|Finish||Original gloss urethane Cadillac Green finish, in excellent condition. There are some minor scuffs on the back that could easily be buffed out if desired.|
|Hardware/electronics||Gold plated hardware, and all original hardware is included. Original Grover Imperial tuners with deco stairstep buttons, Gretsch-branded Bigsby B6G with flat handle, gold plated Gretsch G-arrow knobs. Two TV Jones pickups (the original Gretsch Filter ‘Trons are in the case) a TV Jones classic in the bridge and a TV Jones Super ‘Tron in the neck. Tru-Arc gold bridge installed on the original ebony base, with the original Space Control bridge in the case.|
|Playability/Action||This guitar plays extremely well, and though it’s full size, it’s very comfortable.|
|Case||Original hardshell, arch top Gretsch case included.|
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