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Gretsch G6122TG Country Gentleman Player’s Edition Walnut, 2016

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The Gretsch G6122TG Country Gentleman Player’s Edition is the latest version of this classic updated with locking tuners, pinned bridge and string-through Bigsby. But there’s more to the updates – the neck joint was re-engineered to reduce the size of the neck block and comfortably increase upper fret access. This change alone is a huge improvement in playability, making an already great design even better!

The Country Gentleman appeared in 1958 as a single-cutaway, thin body Chet Atkins signature model. In 1961, the model was revised into a double-cutaway with a rear access plate and snap-on back cover. At that time, it also received the new ‘ElectroTone’ sealed body to reduce feedback – the F-holes were really decals. (The popularity of the Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman received an enormous boost on the nights of February 9, 16 and 23, 1964 when an up-and-coming English band appeared on The Ed Sullivan show; their lead guitarist, George Harrison, used a Gent, and the closed body helped at stage volumes). The Player’s Edition G6122TG opens the body up again with bound F-holes.

This example dates to September of 2016 at Terada in Nagoya, Japan, and is in great, original condition. The ‘Players Edition’ upgrades are really meaningful and make these models far easier to use in modern contexts.

The original hard shell case is included.

More From The Builder On The Gretsch G6122TG Country Gentleman Player’s Edition:

“The world’s greatest hollow body guitars just got even better. Designed for the working professional, our all-new Players Edition Hollow Body instruments preserve the authentic Gretsch sound and style while incorporating cutting-edge features for maximum power, comfort and versatility.

At the intersection of innovation and tribute, the G6122TG Players Edition Country Gentleman® Hollow Body with String-Thru Bigsby® and Gold Hardware is a state-of-the-art instrument built for the fleet-fingered guitarist.

Parallel bracing delivers resonant hollow body sound from the comfortable 2”-deep maple body. The Electrotone-body style revisits a vintage design from the 1960s, and its shallow depth, simulated f-holes and sealed top provide additional feedback control and low-end thump.

The all-new FT-67 Filter’Tron™ humbucking pickups were designed to capture authentic vintage Gretsch voicing but with a more well-rounded tone for modern playing styles. This powerful pair of pickups provide open and pristine top-end chime, glassy midrange, robust low end and balanced harmonics for tone that blends seamlessly with other instruments. The control complement — separate bridge and neck volume controls, three-way pickup toggle switching, no-load master tone and master volume — allows for infinite tonal variations. Our “Squeezebox” capacitor adds smooth vintage tone while the all-new treble bleed circuit lets your guitar retain all of its tasty clarity when rolling the volume control down.

A 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with rolled edges, 22 medium jumbo frets top a 25.5”-scale maple neck with a comfortably familiar standard “U”-shaped profile for fluidly easy playing, while Luminlay® side dots offer precision fretting in low-light settings. The Bigsby B6GP vibrato tailpiece and Adjusto-Matic™ bridge combine with the Graph Tech® TUSQ® XL nut for maximum tuning stability. The Bigsby tailpiece is now string-through, making it quicker (and easier) to change strings, as well as providing increased vibration transfer for enhanced sustain.

A lively playing partner, this Country Gent presents sterling sophistication — from the Walnut Stain gloss urethane finish to the gold Grover® Imperial™ locking tuning machines and gold G-arrow control knobs to the white bound neck, body and simulated F-holes, striking pearloid Neo-Classic™ thumbnail inlays and gold vintage pickguard with Gretsch logo.

Designed to instill complete confidence from tailpiece to tuners, the G6122TG Players Edition Country Gentleman Hollow Body with String-Thru Bigsby and Gold Hardware can be trusted on every song, every night for powerful sound, tonal flexibility and full control of that classic Gretsch power.”

Gretsch G6122TG Country Gentleman Player’s Edition Specifications:

  • Model Number: 2401248892
  • Series: Professional Collection
  • Family: Country Gentleman®
  • Colour: Walnut Stain
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Body Build: Hollow Body
  • Cutaway: Double Cutaway
  • Body Finish: Gloss
  • Body Shape: Country Gentleman®
  • Body Material: Laminated Maple
  • Bracing: Parallel Bracing
  • Body Binding: White with B/W/B Purfling
  • Body Back: Arched Laminated Maple
  • Body Top: Arched Laminated Maple
  • Body Depth: 2″ (51 mm)
  • Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.011-.049 Gauges)
  • Strap Buttons: Grover® Strap Locks
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Construction: Set-Neck
  • Neck Finish: Gloss
  • Neck Shape: Standard “U”
  • Neck Binding: White
  • Scale Length: 25.5″ (64.77 cm)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″ (305 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Graph Tech® TUSQ® XL
  • Nut Width: 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Pearloid Neo-Classic™ Thumbnail
  • Side Dots: Luminlay®
  • Headstock Binding: White
  • Bridge: Adjusto-Matic™ with Pinned Ebony Base
  • Hardware Finish: Gold
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby® B6GP String-Thru
  • Tuning Machines: Grover® Imperial™ Locking
  • Pickguard: Gold Plexi with Black Gretsch® Logo
  • Control Knobs: Gold
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Graph Tech® TUSQ® XL
  • Nut Width: 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Pearloid Neo-Classic™ Thumbnail
  • Side Dots: Luminlay®
  • Headstock Binding: White
  • Bridge: Rocking Bar with Pinned Ebony Base
  • Hardware Finish: Gold
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby® B6GP String-Thru
  • Tuning Machines: Gotoh Locking
  • Pickguard: Gold Plexi with Black Gretsch® Logo
  • Bridge Pickup: FT-67 Filter’Tron™
  • Neck Pickup: FT-67 Filter’Tron™
  • Pickup Color: Gold
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume w/ Treble Bleed, Master Tone w/ No-Load Pot
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: Filter’Tron™ / Filter’Tron™

Price: $3,200.00 CAD
  • Model: G6122TG Country Gentleman Player's Edition
  • Year: 2016
  • Finish Walnut Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: JT16093173 Dated to September 2016 at Japan Terada
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 20/07/2022

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.612lbs 3.46kg
  • Scale Length: 647.7mm 25.5in
  • Nut Width: 42.88mm 1.688in
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