Made famous by The Beatles’ George Harrison, the 1962 Country Gentleman is the sound of rock ‘n’ roll.

The G6122T-62 Vintage Select Edition '62 Chet Atkins® Country Gentleman® Hollow Body with Bigsby® has the unmistakable sound and style that marked the beginning of a musical invasion. Sonically, this guitar is ready to tear it up with flexible tone that fits any musical situation.

A pair of TV Jones® Classic pickups responds to every pick stroke or strum with refined, articulate tone. Traditional Gretsch controls—including per-pickup volume controls, master volume, a three-way tone switch—allow you to create countless tonal variations for a personalized tone. The new Gretsch “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil capacitors deliver silky vintage high end. The standard “U”-shaped maple neck bears a 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 frets and zero-fret for a memorable playing experience that works with any style. The sealed body with simulated F-holes minimizes feedback while providing for authentically vintage tone. A pinned “rocking” bar bridge reacts in concert with the Bigsby B6GVT vibrato tailpiece for stable tuning while the bone nut lets the strings slide freely without binding in the slots.

A true rock ‘n’ roll classic, this guitar features the appointments that made this guitar a legend—dual foam string mutes with red felt surrounds, standby switch, laminated 3-ply maple top, gold G-arrow control knobs, aged white binding with black purfling, gloss urethane finish, aged pearloid thumbnail inlays, gold vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo and gold Grover® Imperial™ tuning machines. A distinguished instrument from the earliest days of the British Invasion, the G6122T-62 Vintage Select Edition '62 Chet Atkins® Country Gentleman® Hollow Body with Bigsby® is the guitar that laid down the foundation of rock as we know it.

Other specifications include:

  • Series Professional Collection
  • Family Country Gentleman®
  • Platform Country Gentleman®
  • Color Walnut Stain
  • Number of Strings 6
  • Orientation Right-Hand
  • Build Hollow Body
  • Cutaway Double Cutaway
  • Body Finish Gloss Urethane
  • Body Shape Country Gentleman®
  • Body Material Laminated Maple
  • Bracing Parallel Tone Bars
  • Body Binding Aged White with B/I/B Purfling
  • Body Back Laminated Maple
  • Body Top Laminated 3-Ply Maple with Simulated F-Holes
  • Body Depth 2" (51 mm)
  • Neck Material Maple
  • Neck Finish Gloss Urethane
  • Neck Shape Standard "U"
  • Neck Binding Aged White
  • Scale Length 24.6" (625 mm)
  • Fingerboard Radius 12" (305 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material Ebony
  • Number of Frets 22
  • Fret Size Vintage Small
  • Nut Material Bone
  • Nut Width 1.6875" (42.86 mm)Headstock Late '50s Gretsch
  • Neck Plate NA
  • Bridge Pickup TV Jones® Filter'Tron™ Classic
  • Neck Pickup TV Jones® Filter'Tron™ Classic
  • Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume
  • Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Auxiliary Switching 3-Position Master Tone Switch: Position 1. Medium Level, High Frequency Roll Off, Position 2. Switch Out of Circuit, Pickup Wide Open, Position 3. Slight Level, High Frequency Roll Off, 3-Position Standby Switch
  • Pickup Configuration Filter'Tron™ / Filter'Tron™
  • Bridge Rocking Bar
  • Hardware Finish Gold
  • Tailpiece Bigsby® B6G Vibrato Tailpiece with Gretsch® Logo
  • Tuning Machines Grover® Imperial™ Die-Cast
  • Pickguard Gold Plexi with Black Gretsch® Logo
  • Control Knobs G-Arrow
  • Strings Nickel Plated Steel (.011-.049 Gauges)
  • Strap Buttons Gretsch® Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs
  • Case/Gig Bag Included G6242L Gretsch® 17" Deluxe Hollow Body Hardshell (p/n 099-6413-000)
  • Included Accessories Included: 099-6413-000 Deluxe Case - G6242L - 17" Hollow Body Models
  • Manufacturer Part # 2401235892
  • 8 lbs 6 oz
  • JT22062373

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Brand
Model
  • G6122T-62 Vintage Select '62 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman with Bigsby
Categories
Body Material
  • Maple
Body Type
  • Hollow Body
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Maple
Top Material
  • Maple
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
Scale Length
  • 25.5"

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