Up for sale, a 2000 Gretsch Duo Jet model G6128T in excellent condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and upgraded with a pair of TV Jones Classic Filter'Tron humbuckers. 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 Duo Jet 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 3oz, this Duo Jet has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 11-49 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 .825" deep at the 1st fret and .950" at the 12th. The bound dark rosewood fretboard is inlaid with Gretsch's '50s-style pearl hump blocks, and the original slender frets show moderate wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-4, with fainter wear on the crowns extending to fret 7 and virtually no wear further up the fingerboard. The guitar plays easily up the 24.6" scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally 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 chrome plating on the hardware is notably clean, and the USA-made Gretsch-branded Bigsby is an aftermarket upgrade that works in concert with the bridge for quick warbles and flutters (the original trapeze G cutout tailpiece is also included). Cosmetic wear is limited to moderate buckle wear central to the back, with some small finish chips along the back lower bout body edge. The top presents very well with just a couple faint finish scratches. The gloss finish on the neck profile is nigh-flawless.
The original black tolex hardshell case is included.