1 JimmyR 1 year ago As I have posted here recently I just got myself a new Gretsch '59 Vintage Select Duo Jet. As I was playing it today it occurred to me that this is easily the best-sounding Filter'tron equipped Jet I have heard.So I had another look inside and this Jet is quite different internally from the others I have had. You can hear it acoustically - it is much hollower and the routing pattern is much more complex than in previous Terada Jets. I have absolutely no idea about how authentic to a '59 it might be but it seems that it might be more authentic after reading about the differences between various Jets here. What I can say is that it is the sound I have wanted from a Jet all along. It sounds a lot more like a small version of my 6120 than any previous Jet I have owned. The hollowness has given it a brighter, clearer tone with good depth. Any muddiness has gone.So if Gretsch have changed the way they build these why haven't they made more of a fuss about it? I haven't seen anywhere that they changed anything! I have seen remarkably little about this model at all. Not much talk of it here. I checked the Gretsch website and they say it's a jet and it's good blah blah blah as you would expect - but they don't actually mention that it's significantly different from the other Filter'tron Jets they have made in the last 20 years!If I get the chance tomorrow I will take some pics of the interior. I have owned Power Jets and flamey Jets from Rocky before but even with pickup changes etc they never quite got where I wanted them to be. But this one with the stock pickups (albeit TV Jones Classics) is already a great sounding guitar (ok I did change the bridge). It's so much better than all the others and it makes the pre-Fender Jet I had look like a joke.Gretsch are a strange company.