Gretsch’s new G6129T Players Edition Sparkle Jet FT is a remarkable solid body electric with excellent playability, high-quality tone, and unmistakable Jet feel. This Jet has an absolutely striking Red Sparkle finish that makes it immediately noticeable. Its chambered mahogany body provides the best combination of lightweight feel and resonance, with a 1.85” body depth that aids in your picking attack for a fully-realized sound and in-hand feel. Speaking of sound, the backbone of this guitar’s tone is the set of two High Sensitive Filter’Tron pickups. They deliver humbucking power while retaining tonal clarity, and have a wide-ranging tone that’s applicable to a variety of playing styles. Where this G6129T truly shines is its Players Edition design. This Jet FT has a lower neck set than other Jets, as well as a rolled cutaway and tapered heel, which makes for easy high-fret access. From its killer set of Filter’Trons to its exceptional playability, the G6129T Jet FT will make a fantastic addition to any player’s collection.
About the Guitar (from gretschguitars.com):
Flagship Jet Performance
For 65 years the Gretsch Jet has fueled stages and studios producing some of the greatest sounds in rock 'n' roll history. The all-new G6131T Players Edition Jet FT with Bigsby® is the culmination of over half a century of tonal and performance magic.
Chambered Mahogany Bodies — Fat, Full and Acoustically Rich
Like its forebears, the Jet FT begins with a select mahogany body with maple top that produces the signature strong, punchy response that has made the Jet famous. For the Players Edition Jet FT, we chose a 1.85" depth along with modern chambering to deliver a tighter, more controlled attack that still retains incredible articulation.
High Sensitive Filter'Tron Pickups – Classic Power and Clarity
A pair of High Sensitive Filter'Tron pickups complements the Jet FT's chambered body to produce a wide, balanced and transparent tone that is equally adept at cutting through the mix or laying solid sonic foundation.
Players Edition Comfort, Control & Performance
Responding to players' need for increased comfort, the Jet FT features a lowered neck set that greatly improves fret-hand mobility while also giving the picking hand a closer approach, increasing comfort and accuracy. Our new full-access rolled cutaway and tapered heel allows the free access to upper frets without awkward pivoting or palm obstruction. This sleek design remains hidden, preserving a vintage aesthetic – a critical feature that is meant to be felt, not seen.
The Jet FT comes equipped with additional Players Edition features that give you total control of your tone and performance.
-Model Number: 2402812894
-Series: Gretsch Professional Collection
-Color: Red Sparkle
-Build: Solid Body
-Body Finish: Gloss
-Body Shape: Jet
-Body Material: Mahogany
-Body Binding: White with Black/White Purfling
-Body Back: Mahogany
-Body Top: Laminated Maple
-Body Depth: 1.85" (47 mm)
-Neck Material: Mahogany
-Neck Finish: Gloss
-Neck Shape: Standard "U"
-Neck Binding: White
-Scale Length: 24.6" (625 mm)
-Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
-Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
-Number of Frets: 22
-Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
-Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
-Position Inlays: Pearloid Neo-Classic Thumbnail
-Neck Plate: None
-Bridge Pickup: FilterTron
-Neck Pickup: FilterTron
-Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone
-Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
-Pickup Configuration: Filter'Tron / Filter'Tron
-Bridge: Anchored Adjusto-Matic
-Tuning Machines: Gotoh Locking
-Pickguard: Silver Plexi with Black Gretsch Logo
-Control Knobs: G-Arrow
Why We Love Gretsch
Gretsch has been handcrafting guitars for over 135 years. The unique sound of the Gretsch semi-hollow body guitar has become synonymous with rockabilly music, one of the first styles of rock ‘n roll. Gretsch guitars are a favorite among musicians like Chet Atkins, Brian Setzer and George Harrison. At Cream City Music, we love Gretsch too, which is why we always have a huge selection of new, used and vintage Gretsch guitars in stock.