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Gretsch Custom Shop G6134 1959 Black Penguin Distressed

Based on a 1959 Penguin, this distressed finish in Black Nitrocellulose with Gold Hardware looks the business. The TV Jones Classic Pickups give it that classic vintage Gretsch sound and nobody builds a better guitar than Stephen Stern. Stairstep Grover Imperial Tuners, Bone Nut, Zero Fret and Vintage Frets topping off an Ebony board means there's been no expense spared for this killer Gretsch Custom Shop. Neo-classical Thumbnail inlays, Black Side Dots, and Jeweled G Arrow Knobs, complete with pickup selector and tone switch finish off the electronics. Great intonation from the pinned rocking bar bridge and the classic Bigsby B3 provides all the shimmer you'll ever need. Hardware wise, the armrest and tortoiseshell pickguard really top this off.

Impeccable Craftsmanship. From the birth of rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly in the 1950s to the British Invasion of the 1960s; from punk and new wave and the rockabilly revival in the 1970s and ’80s to the alt-indie and roots-Americana movements of the 1990s to today, Gretsch guitars have provided a highly distinctive musical identity for musicians everywhere who prefer to stand out by wielding instruments of superior style, sound, construction and heritage. They’re perennially revered as instruments of magnificent quality, with a heavy dose of indisputable cool.

The Gretsch Custom Shop is where the time-honored legacy reaches its creative apex. No instruments epitomize the extraordinary expertise and attention to detail of Gretsch’s most trusted hands like Custom Shop instruments. From modern versions of legendary Gretsch instruments to artist tribute models and specially requested one-off guitars, the Gretsch Custom Shop takes “That Great Gretsch Sound” to an entirely new plane, but also preserves and perfects it.

  • BASE MODEL: Penguin - 1959 Style
  • COLOR: Black
  • AGING TYPE: Distressed
  • TUNERS: Gold Plated Grover® Imperial™ Machine Heads w/ Stairstep Buttons
  • NECK PICKUP: TV Jones Classic
  • MID PICKUP: None
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: TV Jones Classic
  • NECK SHAPE: Standard Neck Shape
  • NUT: Bone
  • WIRING: #2 Tone Switch - Master Vol, Neck Vol, Bridge Vol, P/U Selector Switch and Tone Switch
  • BINDING: Gold Sparkle/Multi White-Black
  • FRETS: Vintage
  • ZERO FRET: Yes
  • FRETBOARD INLAY STYLE: Neo Classical Thumbnail
  • SIDE DOT COLOR: Black Side Dots
  • NECK WOOD: Plain Grain Maple
  • TRUSS ADJUST: Headstock
  • PICKGUARD ENGRAVING: Gretsch Logo plus Penguin (Penguin only)
  • PICKGUARD MATERIAL: Tortoiseshell
  • KNOBS: Jeweled G Arrow
  • BRIDGE: Rocking Bar Pinned
  • TAILPIECE: Gretsch Bigsby B3C Vibrato Tailpiece
  • TOP: Standard Maple
  • BACK: Mahogany
  • SIDES: Mahogany
  • HARDWARE: Gold

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  • Simon


    As you would xpect from a Custom Shop Master Build: this is breathtaking. Guitar for life. Could not be happier.

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