What Haworth Guitars say:
The Gretsch G6122T-62 Vintage Select Edition '62 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman with Bigsby and TV Jones pickups is a fantastic Archtop Hollowbody Guitar model by Gretsch.
At Haworth Guitars we love this Gretsch G6122T 62 Guitar's archtop hollowbody, comfortable U-shaped maple neck, Bigsby tremolo, Grover Imperial machine heads and the crisp-sounding TV Jones Classic pickups.
Here's what Gretsch has to say:
Made famous by The Beatles’ George Harrison, the 1962 Country Gentleman is the sound of rock ‘n’ roll. The G6122T-62 Vintage Select Edition '62 Chet Atkins® Country Gentleman® Hollow Body with Bigsby® has the unmistakable sound and style that marked the beginning of a musical invasion. Sonically, this guitar is ready to tear it up with a flexible tone that fits any musical situation.
A pair of TV Jones® Classic pickups responds to every pick stroke or strum with refined, articulate tone. Traditional Gretsch controls—including per-pickup volume controls, master volume, a three-way tone switch—allow you to create countless tonal variations for a personalized tone. The new Gretsch “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil capacitors deliver silky vintage high end. The standard “U”-shaped maple neck bears a 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 frets and zero-fret for a memorable playing experience that works with any style.
The sealed body with simulated F Holes minimizes feedback while providing for authentically vintage tone. A pinned “rocking” bar bridge reacts in concert with the Bigsby B6GVT vibrato tailpiece for stable tuning while the bone nut lets the strings slide freely without binding in the slots.
A true rock ‘n’ roll classic, this guitar features the appointments that made this guitar a legend—dual foam string mutes with red felt surrounds, standby switch, laminated 3-ply maple top with simulated F-Holes, gold “G Arrow” control knobs, aged white binding with black purfling, gloss urethane finish, aged pearloid thumbnail inlays, gold vintage thick Plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo and gold Grover® Imperial™ tuning machines.
A distinguished instrument from the earliest days of the British Invasion, the G6122T-62 Vintage Select Edition '62 Chet Atkins® Country Gentleman® Hollow Body with Bigsby® is the guitar that laid down the foundation of rock as we know it.
Model Number 2401235892
Series Gretsch® Professional Collection Family Country Gentleman®
Color Walnut Stain
Number of Strings 6
Orientation Right-Hand Build Hollow
Body Cutaway Double Cutaway
Body Finish Gloss Urethane
Body Shape Country Gentleman®
Body Material Laminated Maple Bracing Parallel Tone Bars
Body Binding Aged White with B/I/B Purfling
Body Back Laminated Maple
Body Top Laminated 3-Ply Maple with Simulated F-Holes
Body Depth 2" (51 mm)
Neck Material Maple
Neck Finish Gloss Urethane
Neck Shape Standard "U"
Neck Binding Aged White
Scale Length 24.6" (625 mm)
Fingerboard Radius 12" (305 mm)
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Number of Frets 22
Fret Size Vintage
Small Nut Width 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
Position Inlays Aged Pearloid Neo-Classic™ Thumbnail
Headstock Late '50s Gretsch
Neck Plate NA
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
Pickup Configuration Filter'Tron™ / Filter'Tron™
Bridge Rocking Bar with Pinned Ebony Base
Tuning Machines Grover® Imperial™ Die-Cast
Pickguard Gold Plexi with Black Gretsch® Logo Control Knobs G-Arrow
Strings NPS, .011-.049 Gauges
Included Accessories Included: 099-6413-000 Deluxe Case - G6242L - 17" Hollow Body Models