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Gretsch Guitars G6128T-53 Vintage Select '53 Duo Jet with Bigsby, TV Jones - Black

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240-1512-806

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Inspired by the pivotal and prolific years of Gretsch's 1950s and early '60s golden age, Vintage Select Edition guitars are designed for the player who appreciates the finest in musical instrument heritage. The G6128T-53 Vintage Select '53 Duo Jet with Bigsby rocks that legacy with a finely crafted new take on one of Gretsch's first and dearest models.

The Duo Jet debuted in 1953 as Gretsch's flagship "solid body" guitar, although its signature power and punch came from its chambered mahogany design, which magnifies harmonic richness by letting air resonate between the top and body for livelier and more articulate tone. That's all here on this original-era beauty, along with special touches including the rare Gretsch "script" headstock logo and dual TV Jones T-Armond pickups that keenly replicate the vintage DynaSonic sound.

Specs

Series: Gretsch Professional Collection
Build: Solid Body
Bracing: Chambered
Body Binding: Aged White
Body: Mahogany
Body Back: Mahogany
Body Top: Arched Laminated Maple
Body Depth: 2" (50.8 mm)
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Finish: Gloss
Neck Shape: Standard "U"
Scale Length: 24.6" (625 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
Bridge Pickup: TV Jones T-Armond
Neck Pickup: TV Jones T-Armond
Controls: Volume 1. Neck Pickup, Volume 2. Bridge Pickup, Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: TV Jones T-Armond / TV Jones T-Armond
Bridge: Aluminum Compensated
Tuning Machines: Grover Sta-Tite Die-Cast
Pickguard: 1-Ply Vintage White
Control Knobs: Plain
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel .010-.046
Included Accessories: G6238 Deluxe Hardshell

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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
Once again Gretsch has come out with a great duo jet model, this time with a classic twist that is like the very first batch of duo jets from 1953. Everything On this guitar is great, and it looks gorgeous, especially the headstock and script Gretsch logo inlay. The TvJones T-armond pickups are a nice touch as well, the tone is great. Body depth and chambering are almost identical to the George Harrison model duo jet (which I previously owned) but it comes with the standard black case instead of the tweed version, saving you almost $1000 for the 53 model vs the Harrison version. The only thing I personally didn't like is the Bigsby spring that came on my particular guitar, a little short for what I like, maybe 7/8 Or 3/4 inch size, but this was easily replaced with the slightly taller 1 inch version. I had the same issue with the Harrison's Bigsby spring. Over all I am extremely happy with this guitar, anyone who likes the duo jet models should check this one out, it's sure to impress. Thanks to Brent from the Brampton store for bringing this one in so quickly!
Posted by John G on May 26, 2018
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