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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. The modified control layout features an individual bridge pickup volume, and master volume and tone controls, allowing you 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 G6122T-59 Vintage Select Edition '59 Chet Atkins® Country Gentleman® Hollow Body with Bigsby® is a fine addition to any guitarist’s collection.


Brand Gretsch
ModelG6122T-1959 Vintage Select Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
Finish ColorWalnut Stain
Finish TypeGloss Nitrocellulose lacquer
Weight7.96 lbs.
Top WoodLaminated Figured Maple
Back & Sides WoodLaminated Figured Maple
Neck WoodMaple
Neck ShapeStandard "U"
Neck Dimensions.840 1st - .910 9th
Fingerboard Radius12"
Fingerboard InlaysAged Pearloid Neo-Classic "Thumbnail"
Scale Length25.5"
HeadstockGold-Plated Name Plate on Headstock
BindingAged White
Pickups1 TV Jones Super'Tron (Bridge), 1 TV Jones Super'Tron Classic Plus (Neck)
ControlsMaster Volume, Bridge Volume, Master Tone, 3-Way Toggle
TunersGrover Imperials with Butterbean Buttons
BridgeRocking Bar with Pinned Ebony Base
TailpieceBigsby B6GWVT with Wire Handle
PickguardGold Plexi
CaseGretsch Hardshell Case

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