Saturday, September 10, 2011


Just when I thought my Gretsch guitar collection was complete, they come out with this.  I've been a Beatles fan since I was a kid and George Harrison remains one of my all time favorite guitar players, but with a $5,000 retail price I may have to turn my back on this piece of gear...or not.

It's no secret that George Harrison was highly influenced by the Rockabilly sound, namely that of Carl Perkins, and his unique guitar licks during the early Beatle days were key to their success.

The Gretsch G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet guitar is modeled on the instrument that the legendary guitarist often referred to as his 'first real decent guitar.'

It features distinctive appointments and modifications found on Harrison's original 1957 Gretsch Duo Jet, which he purchased secondhand in the very early 1960s. These include a lightweight mid-'50s-style chambered body, all-black color scheme (arched maple top, mahogany back and sides, and back of the one-piece mahogany neck), Bigsby B3C tailpiece with a black Phillips head tremolo arm pivot bolt, and an offset strap button on lower bout.

  • Body Shape: Jet 
  • Body Style: Semi-Hollow Body 
  • Top: 3-Ply Arched Laminated Maple 
  • Back and Sides: Semi-Hollow Chambered Mahogany 
  • Body Width: 13.37 in. (33.96 cm) 
  • Body Depth: 2 in. (50.8 mm) 
  • Finish: Gloss Urethane 
  • Neck: 1-Piece Mahogany 
  • Neck Binding: White, 1-Ply 
  • Frets: 22, Standard 
  • Headstock Binding: White, 1-Ply 
  • Inlays: Pearloid Hump-Block
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood 
  • Finger Board Radius: 12 in. (305 mm) 
  • Nut: Bone 
  • Nut Width: 1.6875 in. (43 mm) 
  • Scale Length: 24.6 in. (62.5 cm) 
  • Pickups: 2 DynaSonic Single-Coil 
  • Controls: 
    • Volume 1. (Neck Pickup) 
    • Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup) 
    • Master Volume 
    • Master Tone 
  • Bridge: 'Rocking' Bar with Rosewood Base 
  • Hardware: Chrome-Plated 
  • Tuning Keys: Grover V98CM Sta-Tite Die-cast
  • Included Accessories: G6276 Premium Tweed Case