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1969 Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman! SOLD!

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A great guitar whether you are a mop top Fab Four type or Nashville finger picker! The Country Gentleman was the top of the Chet Atkins line during the 60s. Second only to the White Falcon, the 6122 epitomizes deluxe. The hollow laminated maple body has no F holes for better feedback resistance. The 3 piece maple neck features a bound ebony fingerboard with thumbprint inlays. Dual Filtertron humbuckers deliver vintage tone. An upgraded Gibson Tuneomatic bridge teams with upgraded Grover Rotomatic tuners. A Bigsby vibrato makes an impressive visual statement. The color is the classic walnut stain just like George Harrison. All hardware is gold plated. An impressive package!

This Gretsch plays nicely and has classic tone. The neck is straight and the action is good. the frets show some moderate wear but play fine. This one, unlike many Gretsch guitars of the period is actually a playable instrument. The pickups sound good and have great 60s tone. Very cool. Condition wise, this one shows the wear you would expect from a 40 year old guitar. Normal scratches, dents and dings. Corrosion on the gold plating. Normal stuff for a guitar of this vintage. The rubber mute pad is missing but who used that contraption anyway? Piece missing on the pickguard. Some binding cracking. Not as bad as many and it looks stable. It's almost rare to see one without it these days. A little space in the neck joint visible by clicking HERE. Completely stable with a good neck angle. Nothing to worry about but any luthier could make it go away. Comes in original hardshell case.

This is a cool vintage guitar that will cost you less than a reissue. A new 6122 will cost you $2449 at the superstores. Many vintage dealers are asking $3K and up for similar Gents, many with much worse binding and neck set issues. This one is a downright bargain.


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