Gretsch 6131 Jet Firebird 1963 - 1968

Gretsch 6131 Jet Firebird 1963 - 1968

Similar Products

From the Price Guide

Overview

Introduced as essentially a red version of the of the Duo Jet in 1955, the Jet Fire Bird is another of Gretsch's iconic solidbodies. Like the Duo Jet, the Fire Bird has a rather chambered body which gives a very light overall feel. In 1961, the line was changed from a Les Paul-like single cutaway to a symmetrical double cutaway body shape. Initially, this guitar used DeArmond pickups which were switched to Filter'Trons in 1958.

Years of Production:
 1955 - 1971

Unique to this Era: A standby switch is added in 1962 along with a bent Burns vibrato arm. 

Body Style: Double cutaway chambered solidbody  

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

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

Finish Specifications:  The Duo-Jet came standard in Red in 1958. 

Notable Gretsch Jet Players:  George Harrison, David Gilmour 

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • 6131 Jet Firebird
Finish
  • Red
Year
  • 1963 - 1968
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Body Material
  • Mahogany
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Tremolo Tailpiece
Finish Style
  • Gloss
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

Reverb Gives

Your purchases help youth music programs get the gear they need to make music.

Carbon-Offset Shipping

Your purchases also help protect forests, including trees traditionally used to make instruments.

iOS app store button
Android play store button
Oops, looks like you forgot something. Please check the fields highlighted in red.