Gretsch 1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman With Bigsby in Walnut Stain

Gretsch 1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman With Bigsby in Walnut Stain

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The 1962 Gretsch Country Gentleman is a guitar initially made famous by George Harrison which later found further fame with country legend C..

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We were looking to purchase an electronic drum kit for our son. We visited PMT back in September to have a look at the range of items they had. While there an assistant came to offer help and advice on the different sets that were available. My son was also allowed to try them out too. After choosing one he liked we went away to research as it was intended for a Christmas present. On looking the item up it showed that for the same money you could get extra items. We then returned and asked if they would price match as we believe in trying to support the local business, but ultimately things do come down to price and value. To our delight they were happy to price match, and as a result we even upgraded. The service from viewing to purchasing was really good, as these musical instruments are not cheap and you need good honest advice when purchasing. Would totally recommend this company.
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Overview

The 1962 Gretsch Country Gentleman is a guitar initially made famous by George Harrison which later found further fame with country legend Chet Atkins. There are certain guitar builder who get the early models so perfect that they have barely progressed to this day. Gretsch is certainly one of those companies who shine is expert craftsmanship, stunning design and player versatility.

A guitar to tribute one of the greatest country influences of all time, Chet Atkins.

A pair of TV Jones Classic pickups responds to every pick stroke or strum with refined, articulate tone. Traditional Gretsch controls including per-pickup volume controls, master volume, a three-way tone switch allow you to create countless tonal variations for a personalized tone. The new Gretsch “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil capacitors deliver silky vintage high end. The standard “U" shaped maple neck bears a "12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 frets and zero-fret for a memorable playing experience that works with any style. The sealed body with simulated F Holes minimizes feedback while providing for authentically vintage tone. A pinned “rocking” bar bridge reacts in concert with the Bigsby B6GVT vibrato tailpiece for stable tuning while the bone nut lets the strings slide freely without binding in the slots.

A true rock ‘n’ roll classic, this guitar features the appointments that made this guitar a legend dual foam string mutes with red felt surrounds, standby switch, laminated 3-ply maple top with simulated F Holes, gold “G Arrow” control knobs, aged white binding with black purfling, gloss urethane finish, aged pearloid thumbnail inlays, gold vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo and gold Grover Imperial tuning machines. A distinguished instrument from the earliest days of the British Invasion, the G6122T-62 Vintage Select Edition '62 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Hollow Body with Bigsby is the guitar that laid down the foundation of rock as we know it.

Features:

Body

  • Body Shape - Country Gentleman
  • Bracing - Parallel Tone Bars
  • Body Binding - Aged White with B/I/B Purfling
  • Body Material - Laminated Maple
  • Body Finish - Gloss Urethane
  • Body Back - Laminated Maple
  • Body Top - Laminated 3-Ply Maple with Simulated F-Holes

Neck

  • Neck Material - Maple
  • Neck Shape - Standard "U"
  • Neck Binding - Aged White
  • Scale Length - 24.6" (625 mm)
  • Fingerboard Radius - 12" (305 mm)
  • Number of Frets - 22
  • Fret Size - Vintage-Style
  • String Nut - Bone
  • Nut Width - 1.6875" (43mm)
  • Neck Plate - NA
  • Neck Finish - Gloss Urethane
  • Fingerboard - Ebony
  • Position Inlays - Aged Pearloid Thumbnails

Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup - TV Jones Classic
  • Neck Pickup - TV Jones Classic
  • Controls - Volume 1. Neck Pickup, Volume 2. Bridge Pickup, Master Volume
  • Pickup Switching - 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup, 3-Position Tone Switch
  • Pickup Configuration - Filter'Tron / Filter'Tron

Hardware

  • Bridge - Rocking Bar
  • Tuning Machines - Gover Imperial Gold
  • Orientation - Right-Hand
  • Pickguard - Gold Plexi with Black Gretsch Logo
  • Control Knobs - "G" Arrow

Specification

SKU150364
Weight3.0000
MPN2401235892

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Price Matched
We were looking to purchase an electronic drum kit for our son. We visited PMT back in September to have a look at the range of items they had. While there an assistant came to offer help and advice on the different sets that were available. My son was also allowed to try them out too. After choosing one he liked we went away to research as it was intended for a Christmas present. On looking the item up it showed that for the same money you could get extra items. We then returned and asked if they would price match as we believe in trying to support the local business, but ultimately things do come down to price and value. To our delight they were happy to price match, and as a result we even upgraded. The service from viewing to purchasing was really good, as these musical instruments are not cheap and you need good honest advice when purchasing. Would totally recommend this company.
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