Up for sale, a 1998 Gretsch 6122 "Country Classic II" Chet Atkins Country Gentleman in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Whether you seek Nashville twang or a quintessential George Harrison British Invasion tone, you can't beat the Gretsch G6122. With a 17" fully hollow slim maple body, this Gretsch has immediate attack, and a clear, balanced acoustic tone that's enhanced by the midrange character of the Filter'Tron humbuckers. This guitar delivers a full sonic spectrum, with round, punchy notes on the wound strings and plenty of chewy treble sparkle. The guitar weighs 8lbs 14oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 11-49 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.
The maple neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve with moderate shoulder and a fast, easy-playing feel, measuring .820" deep at the 1st fret and .915" at the 12th. The ebony fretboard has white binding and pearl thumbnail inlay, and the slender frets retain their full factory height, showing only very light wear on the crowns beneath the plain strings on frets 1-4. The guitar plays easily up the 25 1/2" scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The carved bone nut measures 1 11/16" in width. The headstock sports Grover-style Gretsch-branded tuning machines which have great tuning stability and a smooth response.
On the body, all of the electronics work as they should, with standard Gretsch controls including a three-way pickup selector switch, a Master Volume control on the treble side cutaway, and individual Volumes for each pickup as well as a Master Tone on the lower bout. The gold hardware is bright and clean with just a dusting of surface patina on the pickup covers, roller bridge, knobs, and Bigsby B6G vibrato tailpiece. The roller bridge with ebony base allows for very smooth action on the Bigsby vibrato tailpiece, suitable for surfy shimmies or deeper dives with ease. Cosmetic wear on the gloss Walnut finish is limited to some small dings on the back lower bout body edge, a few faint finish scratches central to the back, and just a few additional minor marks on the body as a whole.
The original gray tolex hardshell case with plush interior and gold Gretsch silkscreen on the exterior is included.