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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: 1953 was the first year of Duo-Jet Production

Body Style: Single cutaway chambered solidbody  

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

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

Finish Specifications:  The Duo-Jet was only available in black in 1953.

Notable Players:  George Harrison, David Gilmour 

Product Specs

  • 6128 Duo Jet
  • Black
  • 1953