Gretsch 6119 Chet Atkins Tennessean (2 Pickup) Orange 1961

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Following up on the success of the 6120 Country Gentleman, Gretsch introduced 6119 Tennessean in 1958 as another Chet Atkins endorsed guitar. Upon introduction, the 6119 was somewhat less ornate than the 6120 and included only one Filter 'Tron pickup in the bridge position. Like other Gretsch archtops of this era, the 6119 went through a number of cosmetic and design changes in the late '50s and early '60s. Perhaps most notably, the guitar gained a second pickup in 1961.

Years of Production: 
1958 - 1980

Body Style: Archtop hollowbody, single cutaway

Wood Composition: 
Mahogany body, Maple top, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Simulated F-holes, Bigsby tremolo tailpiece, metal bar bridge, Bigsby tremolo, pearl thumbprint inlay, two Filter'Tron pickups

Notable Gretsch Players: Brian Setzer, Eddie Cochran, Duane Eddy, George Harrison 

Product Specs

  • 6119 Chet Atkins Tennessean (2 Pickup)
  • Orange
  • 1961

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