Gretsch-GEAR Country Gents & Southern Belles 6122-1959 Country Gentleman

2006 Gretsch 6122-1959: JT061271XX

Owned by
Ric12string
Body style
Single Cutaway Hollowbody
Color(s)
Walnut
Fretboard
Ebony with Neo-Classic (thumbnail) inlays
Nut
Delrin/Synthetic Bone with zero fret
Pickups
SuperTron (neck) and TV Jones Classic (bridge)
Tuners
Grover Imperial with "Kidney Bean" buttons
Bridge
Bar
Tailpiece
Bigsby B-6C (V-cutout)
Modifications

This guitar has had the Grover Imperial "stairstep" tuning buttons changed out by the prior owner for Grover Imperial "kidney" buttons, presumably to make it more Chet-correct.

Also, it has a copper Tru-Arc™ rocking bar bridge.

Unusual factory features

TV Jones pickups are standard on this model. There is a TVJ Super'tron pickup at the neck, and a Plus HT at the bridge. The Plus HT, however, is not really a Hi-Lo'tron pickup; rather, it is a Classic Plus.

Added to Gretsch-GEAR
4 years ago Last modified 2015-08-28 12:45:45

This guitar was originally owned by long-time GDP member, Tom Sitler. After Tom passed away rather unexpectedly, his wife, with the assistance of another GDPer, Diggey, sold some of his guitars through the GDP so that Tom's friends on this site would be able to own them. I was fortunate enough to acquire Tom's Country Gentleman and am honored to be able to make this guitar continue to create music. The proceeds from the sale of Tom's guitars were used by Helen to fund camp scholarships for youngsters.

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