These are the same photos of the actual B Stock guitar you will receive, serial number JT20010386. This guitar just has some minor surface scratches.
Weight: 8 lbs. 4 oz.
About B Stock:
This is a B-Stock or factory blemished guitar. It is not a return or refurbished instrument and it is not used. Almost without exception the blemishes we see are nearly imperceptible in the form of minor hazing or scuffing on the finish, or a very small binding inconsistency. These blemishes are always very minor and can save you hundreds of dollars on your purchase! We inspect each B-Stock extensively before we ship and guarantee that you will be satisfied with your purchase with our return policy. If you have any questions about the nature of these "B" Stock instruments please feel free to reach out to us!
This is the all new G6196T-59 Vintage Select Edition Country Club. This model is now recreated. Gretsch has really outdone themselves recreating the beauty and complexity of the rare yet iconic Cadillac Green finish, now done in a genuine nitrocellulose lacquer. It's a cool and luxurious finish with a deep luster and very subtle metallic shimmer. Those who know their Gretsch history recognize the Cadillac Green finish combined with gold hardware as one of the hallmarks of the Brooklyn era 1950's both with guitars and drums. True to '59 specs, the G6196T-59 features trestle bracing, no "zero" fret and Grover Imperial Tuners. They've also added TV Jones Classic FilterTron pickups for authentic tone and aged body binding for an authentic vintage look.
TV Jones Classic pickups are a perfect match for this guitar. The tone is clear and strong with tremendous bass response that's very clean and musical and an articulate treble that's bright and snappy without a hint of "brittle" tone. These pickups, combined with trestle bracing makes for a very capable and versatile instrument that can move from clean and mellow jazzy tones to hard driving rock & roll with ease. The '59 spec County Club is a Gretsch in a class of it's own with a more subtle elegance than the be-jeweled and sparkle bound Falcon models. It's a striking and classy design the captures the mid century aesthetic of the era from which it came.The G6196T-59 is without a doubt one of the coolest guitars ever offered by Gretsch.
About the G6196T-59 (from Gretsch.com)
Honoring one of the first "custom color" guitars created by Gretsch, the Vintage Select Edition 1959 Country Club with Bigsby is a rich-sounding instrument that's waiting to be turned loose on your music. Its huge, sonorous voice and elegant looks are an ideal match for any player who wants to stand out from the crowd. Simply put, this guitar is the perfect companion onstage or in the studio, cranking out everything from sensitive ballads to raucous rock.
A pair of highly dynamic TV Jones Classic pickups reacts to your pick hand with vibrant tone. Traditional Gretsch controls, including individual pickup volume controls, master volume and a three-way tone switch, allow you to blend the pickups, personalizing your sound with countless tonal variations. Add the new Gretsch "Squeezebox" paper-in-oil capacitors and you get incredibly silky vintage high end. The standard "U"-shaped maple neck bears a 12"-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets for a memorable playing experience that works with any style. 1959-style trestle bracing connects the top and back of this guitar for distinctive warm, balanced tone while minimizing feedback. A pinned Space Control bridge allows for adjustable string spacing to fit any playing style and reacts in concert with the Bigsby B6GVT vibrato tailpiece for stable tuning and accurate intonation while the genuine bone nut lets the strings slide freely without binding in the slots.
Designed for pure tone and top-notch playing feel, this guitar features the classic appointments longtime Gretsch fans desire-gold "G Arrow" control knobs, aged white binding with black purfling, "Cadillac Green" metallic lacquer finish, mother-of-pearl thumbnail inlays, gold vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo and gold Grover® Imperial™ tuning machines. A resurrected blast from the past with elegantly refined style and sound, the Vintage Select Edition 1959 Country Club With Bigsby is sure to satisfy any fan of The Great Gretsch Sound!™
-Neck thickness at 1st Fret: .83
-Neck thickness at 9th Fret: .91
-Model Name: G6196T-59 Vintage Select Edition 1959 Country Club with Bigsby, TV Jones, Cadillac Green
-Model Number: 2401106846
-Series: Gretsch Professional Collection
-Color: Cadillac Green Metallic
-Body Shape: Country Club
-Bracing: 1959 Style Trestle
-Body Binding: Aged White with B/I Purfling
-Body Material: Laminated Maple
-Body Finish: Gloss Lacquer
-Body Back: Laminated Maple
-Body Top: Laminated Maple
-Neck Material: Maple
-Neck Shape: Standard "U"
-Neck Binding: Aged White
-Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
-Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
-Number of Frets: 22
-Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
-String Nut: Bone
-Nut Width: 1.6875" (43mm)
-Neck Plate: NA
-Neck Finish: Gloss Lacquer
-Position Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl Thumbnails
-Bridge Pickup: TV Jones Classic
-Neck Pickup: TV Jones Classic
-Controls: Volume 1. Neck Pickup, Volume 2. Bridge Pickup, Master Volume
-Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup, 3-Position Tone Switch
-Pickup Configuration: HH
-Bridge: Space Control
-Tuning Machines: Grover Imperial Gold
-Pickguard: Gold Plexi with Gold Gretsch Logo
-Control Knobs: "G" Arrow
-Strings: Nickel Plated Steel .011-.049
-Case: Includes G6242L Deluxe Hardshell Case, msrp p/n: 0996413000
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.