Made famous by The Beatles’ George Harrison, the 1962 Country Gentleman is the sound of rock ‘n’ roll.
The G6122T-62 Vintage Select Edition '62 Chet Atkins® Country Gentleman® Hollow Body with Bigsby® has the unmistakable sound and style that marked the beginning of a musical invasion. Sonically, this guitar is ready to tear it up with flexible tone that fits any musical situation.
A pair of TV Jones® Classic pickups responds to every pick stroke or strum with refined, articulate tone. Traditional Gretsch controls—including per-pickup volume controls, master volume, a three-way tone switch—allow you to create countless tonal variations for a personalized tone. The new Gretsch “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil capacitors deliver silky vintage high end. The standard “U”-shaped maple neck bears a 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 frets and zero-fret for a memorable playing experience that works with any style. The sealed body with simulated F-holes minimizes feedback while providing for authentically vintage tone. A pinned “rocking” bar bridge reacts in concert with the Bigsby B6GVT vibrato tailpiece for stable tuning while the bone nut lets the strings slide freely without binding in the slots.
A true rock ‘n’ roll classic, this guitar features the appointments that made this guitar a legend—dual foam string mutes with red felt surrounds, standby switch, laminated 3-ply maple top, gold G-arrow control knobs, aged white binding with black purfling, gloss urethane finish, aged pearloid thumbnail inlays, gold vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo and gold Grover® Imperial™ tuning machines. A distinguished instrument from the earliest days of the British Invasion, the G6122T-62 Vintage Select Edition '62 Chet Atkins® Country Gentleman® Hollow Body with Bigsby® is the guitar that laid down the foundation of rock as we know it.
Base Model: Country Gentleman
Series: Professional Collection
Color: Walnut Stain
Tuners: Grover Imperial Die-Cast
Pickups: TV Jones Filter'Tron Classic
Nut: Synthetic Bone (1.6875")
Wiring: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume
Auxiliary Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Binding: Aged White with B/I/B Purfling
Frets: Vintage Small
Fretboard Wood: Ebony (12" Radius)
Fretboard Inlay Style: Aged Pearloid Neo-Classic Thumbnail
Neck Wood: Maple (24.6")
Neck Binding: Aged White
Truss Adjust: Headstock
Headstock Logo: Late '50s Gretsch
Pickguard: Gold Plexi with Black Gretsch Logo
Bridge: Rocking Bar with Pinned Ebony Base
Tailpiece: Bigsby B6G Vibrato Tailpiece with Gretsch Logo
Top: Laminated Maple
Back: Laminated Maple
Sides: Laminated Maple
Bodystyle: Double Cutaway