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Pre-Owned Gretsch G6120CGP Chet Atkins Stereo Limited Edition 
Item: USFE07041461

Pre-Owned Gretsch G6120CGP Chet Atkins Stereo Limited Edition 

Item: USFE07041461

The original prototype Gretsch® STEREO guitar was created for Chet Atkins in 1956 with the help of musician and electronics repairman from Cairo, Illinois, Ray Butts. Ray's ingenious split-dual-coil pickup was assembled on a prototype G6120 guitar with closed simulated "F-Hole" inlays on the body, Only ONE was ever produced. Chet used this special, one-of-a-kind instrument on his ground breaking 1957 album, "Finger-Style Guitar".

Wired with two output jacks, the signal from the bass strings would run through the echo input on his amplifier while the treble strings were fed dry through the normal channel. Though at the time the concept of a "stereo" guitar was a brilliant idea, it was deemed impractical as the cost to produce it put it out of reach of the general buying public. The project was shelved. With the help of legendary sideman & bandleader to Atkins, Paul Yandell, and renowned pickup designer/luthier, Tom "TV" Jones, Gretsch® is proud to introduce the G6120-CGP Chet Atkins STEREO guitar. With a flip of a switch the instrument operates in Mono or Stereo. In STEREO mode, the signal of the low E, A & D strings are isolated to a designated output jack while the high E, B & G strings are routed to their own output jack.

Whether you use two amplifiers spread apart or record a performance with a wide left/right pan, the results are mind blowing! In MONO mode, the signal to all six strings route to one output.

Serial# JT07041461    

Weight  7lbs 7oz.

Model Year 2012

Pre-Owned Gretsch G6120CGP Chet Atkins Stereo Limited Edition  Features:

  • Body Single Cutaway, Laminated Maple
  • Finish Lacquer
  • Neck 3-piece Maple
  • Fretboard Rosewood
  • Frets 22
  • Scale Length 24.6” (625 mm)
  • Nut Width 1 3/4” (44.5 mm)
  • Hardware Gold and Nickel-plated
  • Machine Heads Gold-Plated Grover® V98G Sta-Tite™ Die-cast Tuners
  • Bridge Rosewood-Based Gold “Rocking” Bar Bridge
    Neck: Special Designed TV Jones® Dual-Coil – Mono/Stereo
  • Bridge: Special Designed TV Jones® Dual-Coil
  • Pickups
    Mono/Stereo - Neck pickup features a STEREO or MONO
    operation. In stereo mode, the signal of the low E, A & D strings
    are isolated to a designated output jack while the high E, B & G
    strings are isolated to their own output jack. In mono mode, the
    signal to all six strings are routed to one output jack
  • Switching
    Pickup Selector, Stereo/Mono Selector, Volume 1 (Neck Pickup),
    Volume 2 (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume

Includes:

  • Original Gretsch Deluxe Hard Shell Case


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