G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman is a model from the Gretsch Professioanl series of hollow-bodied electric guitars. This series is dedicated to various signature and tribute models Gretsch makes. Lineup of the series is constantly changing and growing, as models get introduced and canceled. G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman is a single-cut guitar with gorgeous gloss-finished Walnut stain color scheme. it is matched with distressed bronze hardware. Top of the body is bound in the classy creme binding and equipped with an elevated pickguard. Adjust-o-matic/Bigsby/trapezoid tailpiece combo sits in the bridge section. Pickups are classic Gretsch Filtertron humbuckers. Set in neck is made of three pieces of maple and it features the standard back contour. Ebony fingerboard on the top is equipped with 22 frets.


G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Full Specs

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Binding White
Body Construction Double cutaway
Body Shape Les Paul Double Cut
Body Top Wood Maple
Body Type Hollowbody
Body Wood Maple
Bridge Rocking bar bridge
Bridge Bigsby
Bridge Pickup Type Humbucker
Carved Top Yes
Controls Tone
Controls Volume
Controls Mini Switch
Fingerboard Radius 12.00"
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Finish Gloss
Finish Urethane
Fret Size Classical
Fingerboard Inlays Thumbnail
Hardware Distressed Bronze
Neck Construction 3-piece neck
Neck Joint Set neck
Neck Pickup Type Humbucker
Neck Shape Series Standard
Neck Wood Maple
Number of Frets 22
Number of Pickups 2
Number of Strings 6
Nut Width 1.6875" (1-11/16")
Pickguard Yes
Pickup Switch Type 3-way Pickup Selector
Scale Length 24-5/8"
String Nut Syntetic Bone
Tuners Grover
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Binding
White
No
Body Construction
Double cutaway
Single cutaway
Body Shape
Les Paul Double Cut
L5S
Body Top Wood
Maple
Laminated Maple
Body Type
Hollowbody
Semi-Hollowbody
Body Wood
Maple
Laminated Maple
Bridge
Bigsby/Rocking bar bridge
Bigsby
Bridge Pickup Type
Humbucker
Humbucker
Carved Top
Yes
No
Controls
Mini Switch/Tone/Volume
Tone
Fingerboard Radius
12.00"
12.00"
Fingerboard Material
Ebony
Rosewood
Finish
Gloss/Urethane
Urethane
Fret Size
Classical
Medium Jumbo
Fingerboard Inlays
Thumbnail
Offset Thumbnails
Hardware
Distressed Bronze
Chrome
Neck Construction
3-piece neck
3-piece neck
Neck Joint
Set neck
Dovetail
Neck Pickup Type
Humbucker
Humbucker
Neck Shape
Series Standard
C-shaped neck
Neck Wood
Maple
Maple
Number of Frets
22
22
Number of Pickups
2
2
Number of Strings
6
6
Nut Width
1.6875" (1-11/16")
1.6875" (1-11/16")
Pickguard
Yes
No
Pickup Switch Type
3-way Pickup Selector
3-way Pickup Selector
Scale Length
24-5/8"
24-5/8"
String Nut
Syntetic Bone
No
Tuners
Grover
Die-cast
2 User Reviews

JOHN on 2010-06-10 18:09:42

IT HAS MANY KNOBS FOR DIFFRENTS SOUNDS PRETTY GOOD IT NEEDED A SETUP BUT NOW ITS GREAT IM VERY HAPPY WITH IT

Dave on 2010-11-24 16:53:48

I like the fact that the master volume is so accessible. The Bigsby feels like it's in a perfect spot, and for the most part, it stays in tune. One feature of this guitar that is inherant with all gretsch hollow bodies it the fact that any frets about the 14th fret are pretty much useless unless you're using a slide. The sound is very nice on any setting...Even with the tone toggle set to 'mud', you can get a few nice variations. The Filtertrons sound great when driven, but don't use this thru a high gain setting, however there IS a sweet spot where it begins to feed back at just the right time, it just takes a little fooling around to find it. The screw-on strap pins are nice, but it would be even better if there was a plug on part for those times when you don't want to be fumbling around with a small piece of brass at the end of the night. I had to set the intonation when I took it out of the box, and then fool with a neck adjustment. When it all settled down, I played with the action, too. Also, the nut needs to be lubricated so the G and D strings don't bind when using the Bigsby. I've been meaning to have a professional set up done, but overall it came thru pretty good from the factory. I still have a little bit of string buzz with the center strings, but it's not bad. Didn't find anything out of the ordinary as far as finish or hardware flaws. All I can really say is that I have to clean the gold chrome constantly. I've used this many times over the past 6 months without a worry of bring a back up guitar. As long as I keep the bridge clean I have no trouble with strings breaking. It DOES seem that I need to change strings more often tho as they seem to sound dead a lot quicker than my other hollow body guitars. Can't really say what a reasonable price is as I've only seen them at this price brand new. I'll be paying for it for another 3 or 4 months, but it was money well spent, as far as I'm concerned. I could have bought an original '62 Gent 15 years ago for just over $1000 and I'm kicking myself now for not doing it, but at least I don't mind getting this repro all gunked up with sweat. If lost or stolen, I think I'd get another. If I didn't have the funding, I think I'd go with an Electromatic. Over all I am very pleased with this guitar. I've wanted one for what seems like forever, mostly because it's a "Beatle" guitar. I almost bought a Rick 325 for the same reason, but decided to go with the Gent. I'm sure I made the right choice. The only thing I don't like about this guitar is the fact that I can't do anything past the 14th fret. I'm easily adaptable, but I think some of those high notes would really sing! It's big! I tend to bump into things when I have it strapped on, but I've gotten a lot more careful, believe me!

Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 5.00 out of 5 based on 18 ratings

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