Gretsch-GEAR Tennesseans 6119-1962HT Tennesseean

2002 Gretsch 6119-1962HT: 011111962 HT-88

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Body style
Single Cutaway Hollowbody
Bordeaux Burgundy
Ebonized Rosewood with Neo-Classic (thumbnail) inlays
Bone with zero fret
  • Master Volume
  • Neck pickup volume
  • Bridge pickup volume
  • Pickup selector switch
  • Tone Switch
  • Standby Switch
  • G-Arrow knobs
Bigsby B-6C (V-cutout)

All Original.

Unusual factory features

Bigsby was installed incorrectly so this 2001 guitar was not played due to the bigsby was not centered.

Now was corrected by Luther technician and works fine.

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12 months ago Last modified 2018-09-24 19:32:13

Bought this guitar at Guitar Center used . It was in immaculate condition with no fret wear and no dings or fading. It looks like it sat in the case since 2001. Found serial number and Fred Gretsch white/orange tag that stated the serial number on it under the neck pickup. Once the bigsby was corrected I enjoy the sound of my first Gretsch.

Just curious what does this guitar value for in todays market?

Nice looking Tenny— Just an FYI— While the serial number does indicate 2001 as the year of manufacture— yours is technically a 2002 model. Gretsch model year dating is similar to the automobile industry— that is to say, guitars manufactured in November and December of each year are considered as “new year” models. This basically allows lead time for shipment of new models after the big NAMM show in January of each year— so they start building new models in November of each year.

As far as market value goes, looking at various listings on is your best bet for getting a true market value (i.e., the “going rate” for a particular model).

My face value estimate would be somewhere between $1200-1800 USD depending on condition. Yours has an aftermarket pickguard— as the original should read “Tennessee Rose” for this year model, as Gretsch has not been able to utilize the “Tennessean” name for many years. The previous owner likely replaced it with a more vintage-correct reproduction guard, which is why yours reads the way it does.

Also, as database admin, I have tweaked some of the specifications for your guitar, so that it more accurately reflects the correct data.

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