1967 Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Guitar(Serial No. 118170) Excellent plus condition. When I first opened the case, I thought this might be a reissue - it is that clean. There is NO binding rot, no fretwear, very little wear on the metal, and no repairs of any kind. Its a triple-bound double cutaway body with laminated arched maple top, back and sides, in walnut brown finish. It is fitted with FilterTron pickups in the neck and bridge with dual volume controls, a master volume control, 3-way tone switch, 3-way pickup selector switch, and a string damper with lever action knob. Gretsch's FilterTron pickups are a hum-cancelling design, built with larger magnets and polepieces than Gibson's PAFs, for a thicker, more powerful tone. The twin bobbins are more closely spaced and wound with less wire as well, to avoid the loss of high frequency response. The 15 fret neck joint allows superior access to the highest frets, and the painted faux soundholes reduces feedback over conventional archtop bodies. Finally, the detachable back pad prevents buckle wear, and covers an access panel which makes maintenance a snap, literally. It has a maple neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, pearloid thumbnail inlays, and a 1 11/16 inch nut. Alos has vintage Grover Imperial tuners with kidney bean buttons and a 24.6� scale length. The guitar has a distinctly vintage sound and feel. The tonal range is exceptionally versatile, from rockabilly to bop, and the action is smooth and low over fine original frets. The FilterTron pickups sound beautiful with the hollow maple body and offer a very warm tone in the middle and neck pickup settings. Has the original very clean hardshell case.
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