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2017 Gretsch G6131T-62 Vintage Select Edition '62 Duo Jet, Firebird Red w/ Case, Hangtags & COA


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Up for sale, a 2017 Gretsch Jet Firebird model G6131T-62 in near mint condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case, all hangtags, and COA. A faithful reissue of the '62 double cutaway Jet and part of Gretsch's current Vintage Select series, this Duo Jet has the traditional tonewood pairing of an arched maple top paired with a chambered mahogany body, loaded with original TV Jones "TV Classic" Filter'Tron USA-made pickups. This Jet positively roars with great sustain, and articulate, meaty tones that sing and sparkle. The neck position humbucker has a thick, silky sound, while the bridge position has the vintage twang and growl of an early '50s Filter'Tron. The guitar weighs 7lbs 8oz, dialed in here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings and low action.

The neck has what Gretsch describes as a "Standard U" neck shape, in actuality more of a slender C-shaped carve with modest shoulder at the nut and a bit more overall heft and roundness as you travel up the ebony fingerboard. The fretboard has a 12" radius with pearl thumbnail inlay and flawless fretwire. The scale length measures 24.6", and the fretboard width is 1 11/16" at the zero fret, just forward of the bone nut. On the headstock, the open-gear gold tuners turn smoothly and the JT17-prefix serial notes production in 2017.

The gold hardware is practically perfect, and the electronics all work as intended, with G pointer knobs. The Space Control bridge allows for customizable string spacing and ensures a smooth, even Bigsby response with the B3G vibrato. The TV Jones Classic pickups are wired to pots with a treble bleed circuit and PIO capacitors for optimal sweetness and clarity. Controls include a Master Volume, individual pickup Volume knobs, a Standby switch, three-way Pickup selector switch, and three-way Tone switch (bypassed in the middle). The guitar has been sparingly played since new with just a few very faint finish scratches in the clear coat of the gloss on the back. The gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.

The original hardshell case, COA, and all hangtags are included.