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Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose G6119 Thinline Archtop Dark Cherry, 2008

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The Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose, G6119, is a direct descendant of the Gretsch Tennessean produced from 1958 to 1980, renamed for legal reasons. The Tennessean trademark is still owned by Gibson, and wasn’t included when the Chet Atkins and Country Gentleman names were bought back by Gretsch. Otherwise, the Tennessee Rose and Tennessean are the same design.

The Tennessee Rose was built from 1995 to 2015 at the Japan Terada plant – that’s what the JT at the start of the serial numbers mean. The next four digits are year and month, so this example was built during November, 2008. The 16 inch wide, thin archtop body uses laminated maple with tone bars and bridge post bracing, and the neck is maple with a bound ebony fingerboard. The bridge is a tune-o-matic type on an ebony base. Of course, it has a Bigsby and Filter ‘Tron pickups, with tone pot rather than tone switch.  Tuners are Grover Roto-Matics.   

Currently, Gretsch offers a Tennessee Rose Player’s edition, which is this guitar with a number of upgrades such as ML bracing, pinned bridge, locking tuners, and string-through Bigsby, plus rocking bar bridge and Tusq nut.

This Tennessee Rose is in very nice shape and plays very well, which is generally the case with the Japan Terada Gretsch models. It has some wear to the lower frets though it plays cleanly, and there are a few small pressure marks in the finish. The original Gretsch hardshell case is included.


 

Price: $2499.99 CAD
  • Model: G6119 Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose
  • Year: 2008
  • Finish Dark Cherry
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: JT08114403
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 08/11/2017

  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITIES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Scale Length: 625mm 24.6in
  • Nut Width: 42.86mm 1.6875in
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