For some time Gretsch could not use the "Country Gentleman" name. During this period, most Gents were known as Country Classics. The II refers to the double-cutaway model. There was also a 6122-S single-cutaway Country Classic I. In the very early revival years, the 6122-II was simply known as the 6122. The model designation picked up the II designation a bit later, better matching the model name, and differentiating it from other, more faithful recreations of the classic 6122 formula. In 2008 Gretsch regained the rights to use "Country Gentleman", and the Country Classic reverted to the name. Note that unlike classic Gents and more faithful modern recreations, 6122-II models have open f-holes, no mud switch, and the neck joins at the 18th fret rather than the 14th.
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6122-II Country Classic II/Country Gentleman Specs
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- Country Gents & Southern Belles
- The rebirth years: 1988-2002
- The Fender years: 2003-present
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