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  G6122T-59 1959 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
Series: Vintage Select   more
Part No: 2401234892
RRP: $5,399


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Inspired by the original CGP (Certified Guitar Player), Chet Atkins, this Country Gentleman is more than able to keep up with the most fleet-fingered guitarist. Packed with the sound, style and features that made the original a legend, the ’59 Gent provides highly responsive, amazingly articulate sound.

A pair of TV Jones® pickups—a Super’Tron Classic Plus bridge pickup and Super’Tron neck pickup—responds to every stroke with defined, eloquent tone. Traditional Gretsch controls, volume for each pickup, master volume and tone control, allow you to blend the pickups to create countless tonal variations. Add the new Gretsch “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil capacitors and you get incredibly silky vintage high end. The standard “U”-shaped maple neck with 1.75” nut bears a 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 vintage-style small frets and is a picker’s dream. A pinned “rocking” bar bridge works with the Bigsby B6GWVT vibrato tailpiece for stable tuning while the vintage-style genuine bone nut lets the strings slide freely without binding in the slots.

All of the ’59 Gent’s classic features are here—laminated 5-ply figured maple top with painted F Holes, “wire” vibrato arm, gold “G Arrow” control knobs, aged white binding with black purfling, gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, aged pearloid thumbnail inlays, gold vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo and gold Grover® Imperial™ tuning machines with ‘butterbean’ buttons. A truly classic instrument with refined style and sound, the 1959 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman with Bigsby is a fine addition to any guitarist’s collection.

Model Name G6122T-59 1959 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
Series Vintage Select
Colour Walnut Stain
Part No 2401234892
Series Gretsch® Professional Collection

Body Binding Aged White with B/I/B Purfling
Body Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Material Laminated Figured Maple
Body Shape Country Gentleman
Bracing Trestle

Fingerboard Radius 12" (305 mm)
Fret Size Vintage-Style
Neck Binding Aged White
Neck Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape Standard "U"
Number of Frets 22
Nut Width 1.75" (44.5 mm)
Position Inlays Aged Pearloid Thumbnails

Bridge Pickup TV Jones Super'Tron Classic Plus
Controls Volume 1. Neck Pickup, Volume 2. Bridge Pickup, Master Volume
Neck Pickup TV Jones Super'Tron Classic Plus

Bridge Rocking Bar
Hardware Finish Gold
Tuning Machines Grover® Imperial™ with Butter-Bean Buttons

Control Knobs "G" Arrow
Strings Nickel Plated Steel .011-.049

Pickguard Gold Plexi with Black Gretsch Logo

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Gretsch guitars are distributed exclusively in Australia by Fender Music Australia Pty Limited [ABN 34 613 081 191]