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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

  • 6131 Jet Firebird
  • Red
  • 1963 - 1966
Made In
  • United States