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240-0416-806

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Gretsch celebrates the legacy of George Harrison with the G6128T-GH George Harrison SIGNATURE Duo Jet guitar, modeled on the instrument that the legendary guitarist often referred to as his first real decent guitar.

Features include distinctive appointments and modifications found on Harrisons original 1957 Gretsch Duo Jet, which he purchased secondhand in the very early 1960s. These include a lightweight mid-50s-style chambered body, all-BLACK color scheme (arched maple top, mahogany back and sides, and back of the one-piece mahogany neck), Bigsby B3C tailpiece with a black Phillips head tremolo arm pivot bolt, and an offset strap button on lower bout. Other features include three-ply body binding (white-black-white), single-ply white neck and headstock binding, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with 12 radius and hump-block pearloid inlays, two single-coil DynaSonic pickups, vintage-style rocking bar bridge with rosewood base, silver plexi pickguard, chrome-plated Grover V98CM Sta-Tite tuners, Gretsch G arrow control knobs, chrome-plated hardware, Harrisons signature on the truss rod cover and a premium tweed case.

Body
Body Material: Mahogany Back, 3-Ply Maple Top
Body Shape: Jet
Body Back: Semi-Hollow Chambered Mahogany Back
Body Sides: Semi-Hollow Chambered Mahogany Sides
Body Top: 3-Ply Arched Laminated Maple
Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
Body Depth: 2" (50.8 mm)
Body Length: 18.12" (46 cm)
Body Width Upper Bout: 10.37" (26.34 cm)
Body Width Lower Bout: 13.37" (33.96 cm)

Neck
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Standard
Position Inlays: Pearloid Hump-Block Inlays
Fingerboard Radius: 12" Radius (305 mm)
Head Stock Binding: White, 1-Ply
Fretboard: Rosewood
Neck Material: 1-Piece Mahogany
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
Scale Length: 24.6" (62.5 cm)
Headstock: Jet Style
Neck Binding: White, 1-Ply
Truss Rods: Yes
Truss Rod Nut: 5/16" (7.9375 mm)

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: DynaSonic Single-Coil Bridge Pickup
Neck Pickup: DynaSonic Single-Coil Neck Pickup
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone
Hardware
Hardware Finish: Chrome-Plated
Tuning Machines: Grover V98CM Sta-Tite Die-cast

Tuners
String Nut: Bone
Switch Tips: Chrome

Tools
Truss Rod Wrench: 5/16" Socket (7.9375 mm)

Miscellaneous
Strings: D'Addario XL110 Regular Light, NPS (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Mid-'50s body chamber style, all BLACK color scheme (body top, back and sides & back of neck), B6C Bigby tailpiece with black "phillips-head" trem arm pivot bolt, off-set mounted strap carrage bolt on butt of body.

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
I have tride this guitar in calgary south long and mcquade through a vox ac30 amp and the combo was awesome i realy recomend this guitar.
Posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2014
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Great little duo jet!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
This guitar is just great, it's a little thicker in the body than the new duo jet bodies (2 inches deep versus 1 and 3/4 inches on typical duo jets), a little more hollowed or 'chambered' out as well, just like they did them in the mid to late 1950's, so more resonant, more open sounding. The pickups are fantastic, if you're going for (obviously) that early Beatles cavern club sound, or the Cliff Gallup single coil sound, this does that all for you. Even your Joe Maphis/Deke Dickerson twangy picking right beside the bridge sounds or Grady Martin etc picking on the neck sounds are all fantastic with this guitar and the pickups it comes with. As well, to the relief of players with back problems or ex heavy Les Paul type guitar players, these are very light due to the more chambered out body. Looks classy, nice, but not overdone, and would fit in on any gig you're playing on. Country and rockabilly? Yes! Rock n' Roll? Yes! Punk? Right!! Blues? Sure! Classical? Well, you might get frowned at haha! But you'll still have a great guitar though! Comes with a sweet and well made tweed hard shell case which almost feels as tough as a flight case, definitely more solid than the typical run of the mill black Gretsch case that the normal models come with. The inner lining of the case rivals that of the high end Gibson ES335/Lucille cases etc, minus the silk cover of course. Simple controls, one tone/pickup selector switch, one tone knob, two pickup volume knobs, and the handy master volume knob up front. And if you don't want George Harrison's name on the truss rod cover, you can get a blank or custom replacement on e-bay easily for it easily, and make it all your OWN signature model duo jet as I did. Play this through a good high end tube combo like a Vox AC15/AC30, Fender custom shop job, Victoria amps combo etc and you'll be in tone heaven! So roll over Beethoven, and tell Tchaikovsky the news!!! And like an early 1900's Ford model 'T' it comes in any colour you'd like, as long as that colour is black.
Posted by Johnny G 77 on Jul 16, 2014
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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
Gretsch did not pull any stops on this beauty. I have put many guitars in my hand but they never had the feel that this one does. On the ratings there is no way to drop any of them. The guitar is exactly as described by Gretsch and the bonus feature is not available until you play it...
Posted by Gretsch Fan on Feb 10, 2012
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