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Gretsch 6122 Country GentlemenThe Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman is considered by many to be among the top five electrics ever made by the company. It is part of the Chet Atkins collection, which has been around since the late 1950s, and while it doesn't have the style of the 6120, it's known for its remarkable playability. It was designed with heavy input from Chet Atkins himself. Today the guitar is still in production and remains one of most popular coming out of Gretsch.

The original Country Gentleman was introduced in 1957 and priced midway between the 6120 and the Falcon. It featured a 17", single cutaway body with fake f-holes and a partial center block. Atkins wanted a solid block down the center, much like competing Gibson models, but he conceded to the partial block nonetheless. The original thickness of the body was 2.25", reduced to 2" in the 1960s.

The width was later expanded again to the point that the modern Gentleman is 2.75" wide. It now features a laminated maple body, a three-piece maple neck, ebony fretboard, dual FilterTron pickups (which replaced the old Hi-Los), and a combination brushed aluminum and gold hardware. But perhaps the most unique feature of the latest Gentleman is the mother of pearl "thumbnail" fret markers. They are completely different from anything else on the market yet they are elegant and classically styled.

Although the Country Gentleman has gone through significant style changes in the last 40+ years, the guitar maintains the classic Gretsch sound. Whether you like the twangy Duane Eddy sound, or the flat pick style rhythms of George Harrison, you'll appreciate the rich and distinctive tone of the 6122. With an MSRP of more than $3,000, the Country Gentlemen is a great guitar for both the advanced student and the professional.

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G6122-12 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 12-String Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Amber Stain. "The G6122-12 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 12-String still doubles the sound of the classic model with the chiming, jangling sound of the '60s, and is now available once again in an elegant Amber Stain finish...

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Does anyone know this question about guitars?

What was the exact model of George Harrison's Gretsch that he used during the early part of his career with the Beatles (Ed Sullivan, Washington Coliseum performances, etc...)? Pretty much the first guitar he used with the Beatles.
Actually I was thinking of getting a 325 like Lennon had.

Yeah. Like the other guys said- it was a ('63) Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman that George Harrison famously played with the Beatles on the '64 Sullivan show, and '64-'65 U.S. Tours. You can buy a good original one for about $3400- $4400; A new Gretsch 6122 is $2400; the Electromatic 'G5122' Double-Cutaway is $750. note link
For early Beatles, just as historic is his 1957 Gretsch 6128 Duo-Jet (Black with silver).
This is on the cover of Harrison's "Cloud 9" album. Gretsch recently released a signature model of this called the 'G6128T-GH' George Harrison Custom-Shop Duo Jet ($3500 with vintage case)./ Here's a list of George's early '60's Beatles guitars:
1960-61: 1957 Gretsch 6128 Duo-Jet1963: ('58 to '62) Gretsch Jet Firebird/ '62 Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman/ Maton Mastersound MS-500/ '63 Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman (Sullivan)/ '62, and '63 Gretsch 6119 Tennessean Type-II (with painted-on f-holes)/ '62 Rickenbacker 425 Fire-Glo Solid-body (painted black to match Lennon's)/ 1964: '63 Rickenbacker 360-12 Fire-Glo (12-String)/ 1965: '65 Rickenbacker 360-12 Fire-Glo/ '65 Gretsch 6119 Tennessean.
After these, George Harrison mostly played Gibsons and Fenders./ I had a Rickenbacker 'Jet-Glo' 325 Replica once.. nice guitar! I think the ('Cresting wave')'620' model -for about $1000- is still one of the best playing electric guitars.

The Shadow of your smile - Autumn Leaves on Gretsch Country Gent ... 11-20-08

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