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1965 Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet! SOLD!

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Awesome tone and looks! The double cutaway Duo Jet is an icon. Gretsch made the Duo Jet to compete with the Les Paul. When the Les Paul switched to a double cut shape in 61, the Duo Jet followed suit. Gretsch always called it a solid body. That's a bit of a mistake as the mahogany body is actually routed out making it sort of a semi-solid. Coupled with the arched laminated maple tops, the Jets have a really distinct, lively tone. The routing also give the Jet lighter weight. The 24.6 inch scale one piece mahogany neck has a bound ebony board inlayed with cool thumbprint markers. Dual high Sensitive Filtertron pickups deliver tones from sparkling clean to barking dirty. While these pickups are humbuckers, they don't have the muddy nature of many other humbucking pickups. Clear with a nice ringing tone and a strong upper midrange. Open backed tuners, a Space Control bridge and the crazy Burns vibrato round out the picture. The finish is black and is set off by gold hardware. Jack White and Malcolm Young are both users of the double cutaway Jet. Here's your chance to rock out!

This is a fine playing Gretsch with a nice straight neck and good frets. The pickups sound great and all electronics work fine. A nice example. This Gretsch shows normal wear that you would expect from an instrument of this vintage. It has the not unexpected Gretsch binding rot. We have stabilized most of it and it feels solid. The worst spot is visible HERE. With care, it will last for many more years. The hardware shows some corrosion. The serial number is etched onto the back control plate. The guitar itself shows normal dings, dents, scratches, checking and wear. Still a nice looking example with a killer vibe. Comes in original hardshell case with some case candy.

I've been a longtime Gretsch fan. Gretsch guitars have always been a great alternative to other brands and easily stand on their own in terms of looks, tone and feel. A Duo Jet is an excellent choice for almost any style of playing. Here's a killer looking example at a great price.

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