(Discontinued) Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman G6122 1958

NOTE: This instrument has been discontinued and is no longer available from Fender or Gretsch. This post remains for historical purposes only.

Serial Number JT 12010357 built January 2012 at the Terada plant in Japan.
Pricing The last MAP pricing for this guitar was around $3749.99 Canadian Dollars with Gretsch – logo case.
Neck Curly maple neck with multiple-bound ebony fingerboard, bound headstock. Gold-plated plaque reading “THE CHET ATKINS COUNTRY GENTLEMAN”, mother of pearl Gretsch logo. Mother of pearl neo-classic position markers. 24.6″ scale, 1.6875″ nut width.
Frets 22 narrow frets, 14 to the body.
Body Flame Maple laminate, 17″ wide, 2.75″ deep, trestle bracing, sealed top with faux sound holes.
Finish Gloss Urethane finish in walnut stain.
Hardware/electronics Hardware is a mix of gold and nickel / Aluminum. Gold Grover Imperial tuners, Gold High Sensitive Filter ‘Tron pickups, master and individual volumes with gold-plated G-Arrow knobs, Pickup and tone selectors with gold tips and nuts, nickel rocking-bar bridge with ebony base, and un-plated aluminum Bigsby B6CBDE vibrato tailpiece. Gold strap retainer knobs and output jack nut. Brass nut. Gold ‘Chet Atkins signpost’ plexiglass pickguard.
Playability/Action This guitar plays wonderfully out of the box, there’s plenty of clarity, separation, sustain and feedback rejection. There is plenty of room to adjust the action to the player’s requirements.
Case Original Gretsch-logo archtop hardshell case included.
Comments This excellent instrument, the Gretsch Chet Atkins Country GentlemanG6122-1958, is a re-creation of the first-year, 1958 model Country Gentleman used by Chet Atkins. The build quality is very high, the guitar is very comfortable to hold and play with lots of room to move around on the fingerboard, and it sounds just great. If you play any kind of electric fingerstyle guitar, you need to check this guitar out.

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