Vintage 1966 Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Walnut


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A terrific sounding Country Gent with silky smooth playability in the ever-desirable “Chet configuration,” sporting a SuperTron in the neck & a FilterTron in the bridge.  Professionally inspected & set up by the experts here at Cream City Music, so it's ready to play straight out of the case.
Cosmetic condition: Nice shape for its age with some typical wear & tear throughout -  various scratches, dents, dings, nicks, chips & scuffs are present, along with some characteristic binding rot resulting in a couple small areas of chipping mostly around the body.  There's some very minor finish chipping along the seam on the back of the neck.  However, it's purely cosmetic & does not affect playability.  Most of the gold hardware has tarnished.  Overall the guitar has an authentic vintage vibe to it with a beautiful patina.

Neck:  Maple neck with nicely aged cream binding & red side-dots.  Ebony fingerboard with mother of pearl thumbnail inlays.  Small frets are in great shape with hardly any wear.  Bound headstock with Grover tuners in perfect working condition.  1 11/16" nut width with zero fret; 24 3/4" scale length.  Neck is straight & truss rod works fine.

Body:  Double-cutaway, semi-hollow maple body with simulated F-holes.  Multi-layer top & back binding.  Bigsby tremolo with Rocking Bar bridge.  Double string mutes function, however, the pads have deteriorated over time.  Gold plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo.  Guitar weighs 8 lbs 6 oz.

Electronics:  SuperTron neck humbucker & FilterTron bridge humbucker, both with gold bezels.  Master volume & individual pickup volume controls with "G" Arrow knobs.  3-way pickup & tone selector switches along with standby switch.  All electronics are in perfect working condition.

Case:  Original hardshell case included.

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.