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2009 Gretsch Brian Setzer Black Phoenix G6136SLBP w/ TV Jones, Case & Tags. Jim Root-Owned


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Up for sale, a 2009 Gretsch Black Phoenix G6136SLBP in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case, CoA, and hangtags. This discontinued hot-rodded iteration of the iconic Gretsch Falcon platform was designed in collaboration with rockabilly icon Brian Setzer, featuring TV Jones Classic Filter’Tron pickups, no-frills controls, Grover Imperial tuners, a Bigsby B6G vibrato, an Adjusto-Matic bridge, and a gloss Black nitro lacquer finish framed by silver sparkle binding. This particular Black Phoenix comes from the personal collection of Slipknot’s Jim Root, aka #4.

Featuring the classic tonewood complement of a ‘59-style trestle-braced maple body, maple neck, and bound ebony fingerboard, this guitar has loads of natural sustain and resonance on tap balanced by a glassy, immediacy and treble snap. The pair of TV Jones Classic Filter’Tron pickups have notable clarity, sparkle and muscle; the neck position Filter'Tron humbucker has a thick, silky tone, while the bridge position offers a cutting growl, midrange punch, and excellent note attack. Weighing 7lbs 12oz, this Black Phoenix has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 11-49 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Three-piece maple
-Shape: Medium C, full shoulders, measuring .865” 1st fret, .940” 9th fret
-Fretboard: Bound ebony, 9 1/2” radius, “neo-classical” thumbnail inlay
-Frets: Slender, virtually no wear
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1 11/16”
-Tuners: Grover Imperial

Body Specs:

-Wood: Maple, trestle bracing
-Pickups: TV Jones Classic Filter’Tron
-Controls: Three-way pickup selector, Master Volume
-Hardware: Bigsby B6G vibrato, Adjusto-Matic bridge, “G” pointer knobs
-Plastics: Silver plexi pickguard

The gloss Black nitro lacquer finish is framed by silver sparkle binding (as are the F holes), and cosmetic wear is limited to a handful of faint finish scratches on the body as a whole and faint buckle rash on the back central to the lower bout. The smooth gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.

The original black tolex hardshell case is included, along with the CoA and hangtags.