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 1967 Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman! SOLD!

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An iconic 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. A recent reissue bar bridge teams with square button Grover Imperial tuners. A Bigsby vibrato completes the picture. The color is classic walnut stain just like George Harrison. All hardware is gold plated. An impressive package!

This Gretsch isn't a bad player and has nice tone. The neck is straight and the action is decent. The frets are dressed low but play fine. This one, unlike many Gretsch guitars of the period is actually a playable instrument. Setup with medium action, the reissue bridge base could have some material shaved off to lower the action. In my opinion, it doesn't need a neck reset. 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 checking, scratches, dents and dings. Heavier corrosion on the gold plating. Normal stuff for a guitar of this vintage. Small screw hole by low E tuner. May have had other tuners at one point. Unfortunately, it is afflicted with typical Gretsch binding rot. There's a few chips and pieces missing and some brittle areas. Some folks can live with it as is and there are some solutions to stabilize it. A competent luthier could replace all of the binding. We've priced it to reflect that. 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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SOLD!

 
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