Up for sale, a 1999 Gretsch Jet Firebird model G6131 in 100% original condition and in perfect working order. An expertly crafted instrument made at the Terada factory in Japan, this Gretsch has the Jet's traditional tonewood combination of a maple top and chambered mahogany body. This Jet Firebird positively roars with great sustain, and articulate, meaty tone that sings and sparkles. The neck position Filter'Tron humbucker has a thick, silky tone, while the bridge position offers a cutting growl, sweet midrange snap, and excellent note attack. Weighing 8lbs 6oz, this Jet Firebird has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.
The two-piece maple neck has a slender, fast-feeling C-shaped profile carve at the nut with more roundness and heft as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .820" deep at the 1st fret and .960" at the 12th. The bound dark rosewood fretboard is inlaid with Gretsch's '50s-style pearl hump blocks, and the original slender frets retain their full factory height, showing just a hint of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-2 and virtually no wear further up the fingerboard. The guitar plays easily up the 24.6" scale with a straight neck and responsive, ideally adjusted truss rod. The 1 11/16" wide nut is a hand-carved piece of bone, and the Grover Rotomatic-style Gretsch-branded tuners turn smoothly and hold pitch well.
On the body, all of the electronics work as they should and the controls are simple, straight ahead, classic Gretsch. The guitar features a three-way pickup selector toggle, Master Volume knob on the treble side cutaway, individual Volume knobs just south of the tailpiece, and a Master Tone control. Hardware includes an uncommon early Tune-o-Matic style Gretsch bridge with a pinned ebony base, offering excellent stability and accurate intonation. The gold plating on the hardware is notably clean, showing just a touch of patina on the bridge saddles and bridge pickup cover. Cosmetic wear is limited to finish scratches across the back, while the top is very well-kept. The gloss finish on the neck shows just a few shallow marks on the profile length that aren't distracting to the palm while fretting.
The original gray hardshell case is included.