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Gretsch Tennessee Rose G6119T Thinline Archtop Walnut, 2006

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Based on the 1962 Chet Atkins Tennessean, the Gretsch Tennessee Rose G6119T was introduced in 1995, but wasn’t a ‘Chet Atkins’ model until 2007 when Gretsch re-acquired rights to the Atkins name.

The 6119 Tennessean appeared in 1958 as a full size, single pickup archtop. In 1962, it was drastically revised with a new, thin body using the sealed ‘ElectroTone’ concept for feedback resistance. This design has faux F-holes, either painted or decals. It bore a pair of either Filter ‘Tron or HiLo ‘Tron pickups; the model was discontinued in 1980.

The Tennessean was very successful, due in no small part to its occasional use by the lead guitarist in an English group enjoying some popularity and hits at the time under the name ‘The Beatles’.

In 1995, the revived Gretsch company put the Tennessean back into production, but because they no longer had the rights to either the ‘Chet Atkins’ or ‘Tennessean’ names, it was called the Tennessee Rose. In 2007, Gretsch under the Fender (FMIC) umbrella re-acquired the trademarks and the ‘Chet Atkins’ name went back onto the pickguard.

Here, we have a Gretsch Tennessee Rose G6119T model with a pair of Filter ‘Trons, built at the Japan Terada plant in Nagoya during 2006. It’s in great condition, with light wear and one small ding in the headstock. The pickup covers and rocking bar bridge are showing some light oxidization, which make the guitar look vintage. It’s built with the laminate maple, arched top, sealed ElectroTone body. The neck is maple with a bound Ebony fingerboard, which has the NeoClassic ‘Thumbnail’ position markers. Like the 1962 model, it has a zero fret, which makes the action very even and consistent.

The relatively short, 24.9 inch scale length make it easy to play – the 10-46 set on it seem even a bit light. As with all the modern Gretsch models out of Japan, the build, fit and finish quality is high. The thin body is very comfortable, and the pickups sound great.  The combination of Bigsby and rocking bar bridge works very well.  

The original hard shell case is included.


 

Price: $2000.00 CAD
  • Model: Tennessee Rose G6119T
  • Year: 2006
  • Finish Gloss Walnut
  • Class: Vintage
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Condition: Good

  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITIES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.04lbs 3.2kg
  • Scale Length: 625mm 24.6in
  • Nut Width: 43mm 1.687in
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