- Excellent + Condition
- Year: 2008
- Includes Original Hard Shell Case
- Serial #: JT09083609
The great Chet Akins was given the nickname the "Country Gentleman" which went on to become synonymous with a handful of Gretsch guitars. The "6122" might be more recognized by George Harrison, who famously used his during on the Ed Sullivan show. This groundbreaking performance will go down in music history as one of the most important live performances of rock & roll. Needless to say, we are pleased to showcase this excellent Japanese reissue of the acclaimed instrument from 2008. Sweet, dark tones perfect for strumming and chicken-picken are quickly achievable on this example. This guitar comes to us in excellent condition. No true play wear present, this example has simply a small finish imperfection inside the treble side horn. The all matched Gold hardware is in excellent shape with no wear or discoloration present. Playability-wise, this instrument plays just as it should with a straight neck and even low action (with untouched thumb screws at the bridge). The neck is nice and straight with even low action, which measure a low 4/64" in height at the twelfth fret of the sixth and first strings. The frets are in next to new condition with no play wear in them or the ebony fingerboard. The C profile neck measures a comfortable .84" thick at the first position, and 1.1" thick at the twelfth. It is currently setup with 11 gauge flatwounds. It is outfitted with its Pat. 2892371 Filtertron pickups. All the electronics and mute switches work as expected. Th belt buckle guard is in good shape, with nice gold piping. Gold Grover Imperial tuners function beautifully. Comes with the original hardshell case.
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