Inspired by the pivotal and prolific years of Gretsch’s 1950s and early ’60s golden age, Vintage Select Edition guitars are designed for the player who appreciates the finest in musical instrument heritage. The G6128T-53 Vintage Select ’53 Duo Jet with Bigsby rocks that legacy with a finely crafted new take on one of Gretsch’s first and dearest models.
The Duo Jet debuted in 1953 as Gretsch’s flagship “solid body” guitar, although its signature power and punch came from its chambered mahogany design, which magnifies harmonic richness by letting air resonate between the top and body for livelier and more articulate tone. That’s all here on this original-era beauty, along with special touches including the rare Gretsch “script” headstock logo and dual TV Jones T-Armond pickups that keenly replicate the vintage DynaSonic sound.
Cosmetic Condition: Marvelous condition – very clean & still like new! The plastic wrap is still over the pickguard & back covers.
Neck: Standard “U” shape mahogany neck with aged white binding & red side-dots. 12″ radius rosewood fingerboard with aged pearloid block inlays. 22 medium jumbo frets in great shape with no wear. Bound headstock with script logo. Grover Sta-Tite tuners in perfect working condition. 1.6875″ width bone nut; 24.6″ scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod works perfectly.
Body: Single-cutaway, chambered mahogany body with arched laminated maple top finished in black. Aged white 3-ply binding & nickel hardware. Bigsby B3CCB tremolo tailpiece with aluminum compensated bridge on a rosewood base. Single-ply vintage white pickguard & knurled strap retainger knobs. Guitar weighs 6 lbs 11.4 oz.
Electronics: TV Jones T-Armond single coils with 3-way toggle switch. Master volume & tone controls with individual pickup volume control knobs. All electronics are in perfect working condition.
Case: Original hardshell case included along with COA & paperwork.