Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet 1958 - 1961

Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet 1958 - 1961

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Overview

The Duo-Jet stands as one of Gretsch's most iconic guitars and certainly its most iconic solidbody. This chambered solidbody is most closely associated with George Harrison who played one in the early Beatles era and throughout his whole career. While not as collectable as their Gibson or Fender counterparts, vintage Duo-Jets are amongst the most prized Gretsch solidbody guitars.

Years of Production:
 1953 - 1971

Unique to this Year: By 1958, Gretsch switch to Filter'Tron pickups for the duo-jet as well as a roller bridge. 

Body Style: Single cutaway chambered solidbody  

Wood Composition: Chambered Mahogany body, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Dual Filter'Tron pickups, master tone and individual volume controls, G tailpiece, gray plastic pickguard, 24 1/2-inch scale, Roller bridge

Finish Specifications:  The Duo-Jet came standard in black in 1958. Cadillac Green was offered by special order.

Notable Players:  George Harrison, David Gilmour 

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • 6128 Duo Jet
Finish
  • Black
  • Cadillac Green
Year
  • 1958 - 1961
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Body Material
  • Mahogany
Body Shape
  • Single Cutaway
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Tremolo Tailpiece
Finish Style
  • Metallic
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Neck Construction
  • Set-Neck
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Number of Frets
  • 22
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Offset Body
  • No
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Scale Length
  • 24.75"
Top Material
  • Maple
Wood Top Style
  • Plain

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