Up for sale, a 2006 Gretsch G6122-12AM Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 12 string electric guitar in near mint condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Unlike the more recent production run of this model, this was an FSR "Factory Special Run" issued only in 2006 with a currently unavailable Amber finish.
Practically unplayed, this is the most immaculate example you'll find of this model, and as the old adage goes, it really does "sound as good as it looks." Professionally setup and strung with fresh roundwound strings, the chime and acoustic presence of this instrument is truly impressive, and the all maple hollowbody construction with parallel tone bar bracing delivers a 12 string sound with both a present, dynamic treble snap and a smooth, airy sound. These acoustic properties translate well through the unique voicing of the Filter'Tron pickups, for a 12 string that has signature Gretsch midrange character, sparkle, and punch.
The two-piece maple neck has a medium C profile carve with nicely rounded shoulders, measuring .835" deep at the 1st fret and .955" at the 12th. The ebony fretboard has Gretsch's neo-classic "thumbnail" inlays, and the 22 frets show virtually no wear with well-rounded crowns. The guitar plays easily up the 24.6" scale length, and the neck is straight with a responsive truss rod, easily handling the tension of the 12 string design. The fretboard width measures 1 11/16" at the zero fret just forward of the nut. On the headstock, the Grover mini Rotomatic tuning machines turn very smoothly and hold pitch well.
All of the electronics work as they should, with individual Volume controls for each Filter'Tron in addition to a Master Volume control on the treble side body horn. The rest of the electronics layout is signature Gretsch as well, with a on/off/on kill switch south of the Volume knobs, a three-way pickup selector switch on the upper bout, and a three-way tone switch as well (bypassed in the middle position). The bridge is the original Adjusto-matic design with a floating ebony base. The gold plating on the G tailpiece, bridge and Filter'Tron covers is as clean as they come. The Amber gloss finish highlights the grain of the maple body, and there's barely a scratch on the guitar.
The original hardshell case is included.