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 1959 Gretsch 6119 Chet Atkins Tennessean! SOLD!

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The single pickup 6119 has always been one of my favorite Gretsch guitars. Stripped down and ready to rumble, it's sort of the Les Paul JR of the Gretsch hollowbody lineup. These are cool guitars with a killer look and all of the awesome Setzer approved features of the more expensive 6120s. The hollow maple body features trestle bracing for a solid, feedback resistant sound. The 3 piece maple neck features an ebony fingerboard with thumbprint inlays. A single PAF Filtertron pickup delivers big time twang. Original, Waverly open back tuners, bar bridge, and Bigsby B-3 vibrato complete the picture. The finish is a gorgeous Flagstaff Sunset red. It's more orange than many examples I've seen without the fire engine red quality of most. Very cool looking. A killer rockabilly machine!

This Gretsch plays and sounds great. It appears to have had a neck reset (a good thing) and looks to have been refretted as well. It's actually playable. the neck is straight and the action is good. The pickup sounds awesome and delivers tons of tone. The switch tip looks to have been changed. Condition wise, it shows the wear you would expect from a 53 year old guitar.  Checking, dents, dings, scratches, dents, and dings give it a cool vibe. There's a small hole drilled in the front of the headstock and another in the back. Botched tuner experiment? I dunno but it makes no difference to how the guitar sounds or plays. A great looking example. Comes in a recent hardshell case.

This is a killer looking and sounding Gretsch. Tons of 50s tone without the outrageous price tag of a 6120.



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