Gretsch-GEAR Jets 6134-1962 FSR White Penguin

2014 Gretsch 6134-1962 FSR: JT141042XX

Owned by
Green Machine
Body style
Single Cutaway Solidbody
Princess Blue/White
Ebony with Bird-themed engraved blocks inlays
Delrin/Synthetic Bone
Grover Imperial
Synchrosonic (Melita reissue)
Cadillac G

In two weeks I will install TVJ T-Armond's and a newly developed bridge by Mat Lewis, the Embie-matic Stovebolt in unanodized, polished aluminium.

Unusual factory features

This is a G6134 MC Blue "Motor City" Penguin. 8 were made in this color, 8 in Pink, 8 in Red and 8 in Black. Most were sold into the Japanese market.

Visually, it is the most spectacular guitar I have seen since I started playing in 1973.

I have owned and loved 3 other Terada-built guitars. They are/were all superb. What an incredible place!

Everything about it feels like a "Golden Era," U.S. Built instrument. I compared it with another guy's USCS Penguin.

Aside from the typically horrid Factory Dyna's and Melita (being replaced w/TVJ's and a custom bridge soon), in terms of playability, fit and finish, even acoustic volume, we both agreed this was the hands-down winner.

I consider this validation of what we all know, Terada builds some of the best guitars in the world. Hard for me to play anything else.

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5 years ago Last modified 2015-08-02 16:25:18

All I know is the guy I dealt with in Japan on this was top notch. The guitar came to me in flawless shape, brand new from the factory, with all original Japan-market docs.

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