Vintage 1966 Gretsch G6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Hollow Body Electric Guitar in Walnut Finish


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Condition: This Country Gent is in great shape for its age! There are some small minor surface scratches, a few small nicks and dings throughout the finish and a small crack in the binding of the fingerboard that has been glued back into place. There is a very small amount of excess glue on the higher registers of the fingerboard though the frets and fingerboard are in great shape with only moderate play wear. The neck is mostly straight with very comfortable action and the truss rod functions fine. All electronics and parts are original and in perfect working condition. This piece is in great shape for a 1966 Gretsch and is a real find!

Body: Double bound body with maple top, back and sides in a lovely walnut finish. The wood grain shows through beautifully giving the instrument a classic vintage vibe! Gretsch Bigsby tailpiece and a rosewood-based height-adjustable metal roller bridge. Gold Arrow Gretsch control knobs, dual simulated F-holes and a gold pickguard. The binding has acquired a gorgeous patina adding to the instrument’s character.

Neck: Slender maple neck with a bound Ebony fingerboard, pearloid Thumbnail inlays, a zero-fret and a 1 5/8” nut. Bound headstock with butterbean Grover tuners, 24.6” scale length.

Pickups/Electronics: Original FilterTron pickups in the neck and bridge. Dual volume controls, master volume control, on/off/on switch, string mute lever, 3-way tone switch and a 3-way pickup selector switch.

Neck: 4.02K Ohms.

Bridge: 4.00K Ohms.

Weight: 8lbs, 4.0oz.

Playability/Sound: This is a beautiful sounding Country Gentlemen that offers an awesome vintage vibe and sound! The neck and electronics are all in great shape so this guitar is very comfortable to play and sounds phenomenal. A must have piece for any true Gretsch fan or collector!

Case: Includes original hardshell case. Vintage Gretsch guitar strap, instrument cable and polish cloth are included in the case. 

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.