You don’t have to be a Beatles fan or even a Chet Atkins aficionado to appreciate the classic Gretsch Country Gentleman sound because it has been one of the most popular and influential designs since its inception in 1958 as a top of the line model. But if by chance you are a fan of Beatles’ lead guitarist, George Harrison, this G6122T-62VS is the model you want, as it’s based on Harrison’s 1962 Country Gent. Equipped with a pair of TV Jones Classic Filter’Trons, this guitar has the sound to back up its stunning looks.
Freshly set up in-house by our esteemed Guitar Tech, this well mannered but feisty Country Gent is dialed in and ready to jangle. Comes with its original hard shell case, of course.
Made famous by The Beatles’ George Harrison, the 1962 Country Gentleman is the sound of rock ‘n’ roll.
The G6122T-62 Vintage Select Edition ’62 Chet Atkins® Country Gentleman® Hollow Body with Bigsby® has the unmistakable sound and style that marked the beginning of a musical invasion. Sonically, this guitar is ready to tear it up with flexible tone that fits any musical situation.
A pair of TV Jones® Classic pickups responds to every pick stroke or strum with refined, articulate tone. Traditional Gretsch controls—including per-pickup volume controls, master volume, a three-way tone switch—allow you to create countless tonal variations for a personalized tone. The new Gretsch “Squeezebox” capacitors deliver silky vintage high end. The standard “U”-shaped maple neck bears a 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 frets and zero-fret for a memorable playing experience that works with any style. The sealed body with simulated F-holes minimizes feedback while providing for authentically vintage tone. A pinned “rocking” bar bridge reacts in concert with the Bigsby B6GVT vibrato tailpiece for stable tuning while the bone nut lets the strings slide freely without binding in the slots.
A true rock ‘n’ roll classic, this guitar features the appointments that made this guitar a legend—dual foam string mutes with red felt surrounds, standby switch, laminated 3-ply maple top, gold G-arrow control knobs, aged white binding with black purfling, gloss urethane finish, aged pearloid thumbnail inlays, gold vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo and gold Grover® Imperial™ tuning machines. A distinguished instrument from the earliest days of the British Invasion, the G6122T-62 Vintage Select Edition ’62 Chet Atkins® Country Gentleman® Hollow Body with Bigsby® is the guitar that laid down the foundation of rock as we know it.
Gold Grover Imperial Tuners
1 11/16″ Bone Nut and Zero Fret
Standard U Profile Maple Neck with 24.6″ Scale Length
Neck Depth .83″ at First Fret and 1.28″ at Twelfth Fret
22 Medium Frets
Bound Ebony Fingerboard with Pearloid Neo-Classic Thumbnail Inlays and 12″ Radius
TV Jones Filter’Tron Classic Pickups
Rocking Bar Bridge on Ebony Base with Bigsby Tailpiece
Laminated Maple with Walnut Stain
Original Hard Shell Case
Serial Number JT22062379