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Gretsch G6196T Country Club with Bigsby and FilterTron Pickups Cadillac Green, overview by GAK

Honoring one of the first “custom color” guitars created by Gretsch, the G6196T-59 Vintage Select Edition '59 Country Club™ Hollow Body with Bigsby® is a rich-sounding instrument that’s waiting to be turned loose on your music. Its huge, sonorous voice and elegant looks are an ideal match for any player who wants to stand out from the crowd. Simply put, this guitar is the perfect companion onstage or in the studio, cranking out everything from sensitive ballads to raucous rock.

A pair of highly dynamic TV Jones® Classic pickups reacts to your pick hand with vibrant tone. Traditional Gretsch controls, including individual pickup volume controls, master volume and a three-way tone switch, allow you to blend the pickups, personalizing your sound with countless tonal variations. Add the new Gretsch “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil capacitors and you get incredibly silky vintage high end. The standard “U”-shaped maple neck bears a 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets for a memorable playing experience that works with any style. 1959-style trestle bracing connects the top and back of this guitar for distinctive warm, balanced tone while minimizing feedback. A pinned Space Control bridge allows for adjustable string spacing to fit any playing style and reacts in concert with the Bigsby B6GVT vibrato tailpiece for stable tuning and accurate intonation while the genuine bone nut lets the strings slide freely without binding in the slots.

Designed for pure tone and top-notch playing feel, this guitar features the classic appointments longtime Gretsch fans desire—gold “G Arrow” control knobs, aged white binding with black purfling, “Cadillac Green” metallic lacquer finish, mother-of-pearl thumbnail inlays, gold vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo and gold Grover® Imperial™ tuning machines. A resurrected blast from the past with elegantly refined style and sound, the G6196T-59 Vintage Select Edition '59 Country Club™ Hollow Body with Bigsby® is sure to satisfy any fan of The Great Gretsch Sound!™

  • TOP: Arched Solid Spruce
  • BRACING: Parallel Tone Bars
  • BACK AND SIDES: Laminated Maple Body, 17" Wide, 2.75" Deep
  • NECK: 3-Piece Maple
  • FRETBOARD: Ebony, 12" Radius (305mm)
  • SCALE LENGTH: 25.5" (648mm)
  • PICKUPS: 2 High Sensitive Filter'TronTM Pickups
  • PICKUP SWITCHING: 3-Position Toggle:
  • -Position 1. Bridge Pickup
  • -Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
  • -Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • -Volume 1. (Neck Pickup),
  • -Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup),
  • -Master Volume,
  • -Standby Switch,
  • 3-Position Toggle Master Tone Switch:
  • -Position 1. Medium Level, High Frequency Roll Off
  • -Position 2. Switch Out of the Circuit, Pickup is Wide Open (That Great Gretsch Sound!)
  • -Position 3. Slight Level, High Frequency Roll Off
  • WIDTH AT NUT: 1-11/16" (43mm)
  • BRIDGE: Ebony-Based Space Control Roller-Bridge
  • TAILPIECE: Gretsch Bigsby® B6G Vibrato Tailpiece
  • HARDWARE: Gold-Plated
  • FINISH: Gloss Urethane
  • CASE: Includes G6242L Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • NO. OF FRETS 21: (Plus Zero Fret)
  • MACHINE HEADS: Grover® ImperialTM Gold-Plated Die-cast Tuners
  • -Inlaid Pearl Gretsch Logo on Headstock,
  • -Neo Classic "Thumbnail" Inlay Position Markers,
  • -Multiple Fingerboard and Headstock Bindings,
  • -Multiple Body Bindings,
  • -Oversized Single-Bound F-Holes,
  • -Gold Plexi Pickguard,
  • -G-Arrow Knobs,
  • -Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs,
  • -Adjustable Truss Rod