Gretsch G6122T-59 Vintage Select Edition '59 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Hollow Body Bigsby TV Jones Tiger Flame Maple Walnut Stain Lacquer


Inspired by the original CGP (Certified Guitar Player), Chet Atkins, this Country Gentleman is more than able to keep up with the most fleet-fingered guitarist. Packed with the sound, style and features that made the original a legend, the ’59 Gent provides highly responsive, amazingly articulate sound.

A pair of TV Jones® pickups—a Super’Tron Classic Plus bridge pickup and Super’Tron neck pickup—responds to every stroke with defined, eloquent tone. The modified control layout features an individual bridge pickup volume, and master volume and tone controls, allowing you to create 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 with 1.75” nut bears a 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 vintage-style small frets and is a picker’s dream. A pinned rocking bar bridge works with the Bigsby® B6GWVT vibrato tailpiece for stable tuning while the vintage-style genuine bone nut lets the strings slide freely without binding in the slots.

All of the ’59 Gent’s classic features are here—laminated 5-ply figured maple top with painted F-holes, “wire” vibrato arm, gold G-arrow control knobs, aged white binding with black purfling, gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, aged pearloid thumbnail inlays, gold vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo and gold Grover® Imperial™ tuning machines with ‘butterbean’ buttons. A truly classic instrument with refined style and sound, the G6122T-59 Vintage Select Edition '59 Chet Atkins® Country Gentleman® Hollow Body with Bigsby® is a fine addition to any guitarist’s collection.

Product Specs

Color: Walnut Stain Lacquer
Country Of Origin: JP
Orientation: Right-Hand
Platform: Country Gentleman®
Series: Professional Collection
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
Headstock: Late '50s Gretsch
Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: Standard "U"
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
Position Inlays: Pearloid Neo-Classic™ Thumbnail
String Nut: Bone
Body: Laminated Figured Maple
Body Back: Laminated Maple
Body Binding: Aged White with B/I/B Purfling
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Material: Laminated Figured Maple
Body Shape: Country Gentleman®
Body Style: Gretsch® Hollow Body Guitars
Body Top: 5-Ply Laminated Figured Maple
Bracing: Parallel Bracing
Cutaway: Single Cutaway
Bridge: Rocking Bar
Bridge Cover/Tailpiece: Bigsby® B6GWVT with Wire Handle
Bridge Mounting: Pinned
Control Knobs: G-Arrow
Hardware Finish: Gold
Neck Plate: NA
Pickguard: Gold Plexi with Black Gretsch® Logo
Strap Buttons: Gretsch® Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.011-.049 Gauges)
Tuning Machines: Grover® Imperial™ with Butter-Bean Buttons
Bridge Pickup: TV Jones® Super’Tron™ Classic Plus
Controls: Volume 1. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone
Neck Pickup: TV Jones® Super'Tron™
Pickup Configuration: Filter'Tron™ / Filter'Tron™
Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Commodity Code: 9207901000
Included Accessories: Included: 099-6413-000 Deluxe Case - G6242L - 17" Hollow Body Models
Body Depth: 2.25" (57 mm)
Dimensions: 8.60x21.00x50.00 IN
Fret Size: Vintage Small
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)

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