This is a B-stock Gretsch guitar. The guitar is essentially new with one minor cosmetic flaw. It has some light hazing/surface scratches on the top of the guitar. The guitar will ship as shown in the photographs with a complete professional setup and full factory warranty. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about this guitar!
This is the all new G6196T-59 Vintage Select Edition Country Club. This model is now recreated. Gretsch has recreated 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
The 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.
We are a long standing fully authorized independent Gretsch guitar dealer. This is a brand new factory first guitar and comes with the deluxe Gretsch hard case, all documentation and the Gretsch Limited lifetime warranty. If you have any questions at all please feel free to give us a call!
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
Weight: 8lbs, 4 oz. (Approx)
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, 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.