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❌SOLD❌ Gretsch 57 Duo Jet VS Bigsby Cadillac Green, 2000


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The Gretsch 57 Duo Jet VS (Vintage Select) with Bigsby sports a Cadillac Green finish and gold plated hardware, reflecting 1957 design choices. Dating to March of 2000, this Gretsch 57 Duo Jet is in great shape with very little actual wear. There is slight oxidization in wear areas of the plating – particularly the arm rest and Bigsby handle, but virtually no fret wear. At just over 7 pounds (3.28kg), this is a very comfortable, great sounding and playing guitar.

Though classed as a solid body, the Gretsch 57 Duo Jet VS Bigsby is really a chambered design. The body back and sides are Mahogany, with a number of cavities routed in it and supporting a laminate Maple top. This helps provide an “archtop” type attack and decay profile without feedback, further supported by the floating style adjustable ‘Melita’ bridge. The neck is Mahogany, with a bound Indian Rosewood fingerboard and headstock.

The Gretsch 57 Duo Jet VS sports gold-plated hardware including an arm-rest and the pickups are TV Jones “T-Armond” models, replicating the classic single-coil deArmond DynaSonics used on many Gretsch models before the introduction of the hum-cancelling Filter ‘Tron models in mid-1957 – at the same time Gibson was introducing theirs on solidbody and archtop guitars.

Here’s the builder on the Gretsch 57 Duo Jet Vintage Select:

“Inspired by the pivotal and prolific years of Gretsch’s 1950s and early ’60s golden age, Vintage Select Edition guitars are designed for the player who appreciates the finest in musical instrument heritage. In smartly stylish Cadillac Green with gold hardware, the new G6128T-57 Vintage Select ’57 Duo Jet™ with Bigsby® rocks that legacy to perfection.

The Gretsch 57 Duo Jet VS Bigsby is the flagship Gretsch “solid body” guitar, introduced in the 1950s and packing signature power and punch from its chambered mahogany body, which magnifies harmonic richness by letting air resonate between the top and body for livelier and more articulate tone. Back then, Gretsch produced a very small run of Duo Jets in handsomely uptown Cadillac Green with gold hardware, which is exactly what you have here, along with dual TV Jones® T-Armond™ pickups that replicate the vintage DynaSonic™ sound.”

Gretsch 57 Duo Jet VS Bigsby Specifications:

  • Model Name: G6128T-57 Vintage Select ’57 Duo Jet™ with Bigsby®
  • Model Number: 2401612846
  • Series: Professional Collection
  • Family: Jet™
  • Color: Cadillac Green
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Body Build: Solid Body
  • Cutaway: Single Cutaway
  • Body Finish: Gloss
  • Body Shape: Jet™
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Bracing: Chambered
  • Body Binding: Aged White
  • Body Back: Mahogany
  • Body Top: Arched Laminated Maple
  • Body Depth: 2″ (51 mm)
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Neck Shape: Standard “U”
  • Neck Binding: Aged White
  • Scale Length: 24.6″ (625 mm)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″ (305 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Vintage Pearloid Hump-Block Position Marker Inlays
  • Bridge: Synchro-Sonic™
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby B3CBDE
  • Hardware Finish: Gold
  • Tuning Machines: Grover® Sta-Tite™ Die-Cast
  • Strap Buttons: Gretsch® Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs
  • Pickguard: Gold Plexi with Black Gretsch® Logo
  • Control Knobs: G-Arrow
  • Bridge Pickup: TV Jones® T-Armond™
  • Neck Pickup: TV Jones® T-Armond™
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Special Electronics: N/A
  • Pickup Configuration: TV Jones® / TV Jones®
  • Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)

Price: $3,299.99 CAD $3,500.00 CAD
  • Model: 57 Duo Jet VS Bigsby
  • Year: 2000
  • Finish Cadillac Green
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: JT20031067, dated to March 2000 at Terada, Nagoya, Japan.
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 23/05/2023

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.216lbs 3.28kg
  • Scale Length: 24.645in 626mm
  • Nut Width: 1.683in 42.77mm
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