Offered for sale;
Used 1964 Gretsch 6119 Chet Atkins Tennessean serial number 65221.
This 6119 is in excellent condition. The neck and frets are fine, the pick guard is new. Bridge base is new. Although there are no signs of damage around the output jack a metal football shaped jack plate was installed. There are couple of splits in the headstock veneer. Unlike many Gretschs of this era the binding is completely intact.
The 6119 Chet Atkin Tennessean is easily one of the most-beloved Gretsch guitars and is arguably most famous for being the guitar George Harrison of the Beatles played in the film “Help!” as well as countless live performances including Shea Stadium.
Featuring a hollow laminated maple single cutaway body with a thin brown walnut nitrocellulose finish and painted “f-holes”. Gretsch-branded Bisgby vibrato, slim hollow body that is 2” thick by 16” wide. Hi-Lo-Tron pickups, open-back tuning machines, steel bridge, maple neck with rosewood finger board and pearloid Neo-Classic thumb-nail inlays. The guitar weighs in at 7 pounds. Years of Production: 1958 – 1980.
Notable Gretsch Players: Brian Setzer, Eddie Cochran, Duane Eddy, George Harrison
This is a great piece of rock & roll history, own an original!
Original hard shell case included.
Serial number: 65221
Body: Maple laminate
Scale Length: 24.75”
Bridge: Chrome steel with new bridge base
Tuners: Open back
Pickups: 2 HiLo ‘Trons
Controls: Pickup selector, 3 way tone switch, Master volume, Neck pickup
volume, Bridge pickup volume, 3 way standby switch
Width at Nut: 1 5/8”
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