A Near Mint ++ All Original "DeArmond" Duo Jet… By Far The Best We Have Ever Seen…
1956 Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet
This early 1956 Duo Jet has a 13 1/4-inch-wide, 2 inch deep chambered mahogany body and a triple-bound pressed arched top with black plastic laminate, weighs just 7.70 lbs. One-piece mahogany neck with a fat fat nut width of just over 1 11/16 inches, a wonderful medium-to-thick neck profile and a scale length of 24 1/2 inches. Single-bound Brazilian rosewood fretboard with 22 original 'medium' frets and inlaid pearloid block position markers. Single-bound, dark brown maple faced headstock with inlaid pearl Gretsch "T-roof" logo. Original 'Bullet" shaped two-layer black over white plastic truss-rod cover with three screws. Individual open-back Grover StaTite tuners with oval metal buttons and hexagonal bushings. Two single-coil DeArmond pickups with outputs of 9.43k and 9.30k with original tortoise-shell plastic spacers. Clear Lucite pickguard painted silver on the underneath and engraved in black from the underneath with Gretsch "T-roof" logo. Four controls (three volume, one tone) and one three-way selector switch. The potentiometers are stamped "615 7033 534" (IOC August 1955). "Arrow-through-G" chrome-plated control knobs with cross-hatch pattern on sides. Melita Synchro-Sonic bridge with six individually adjustable saddles on height-adjustable base and chrome cut-out "G-hole flat" tailpiece. Original two-layer white on black plastic neck heel cover. Original two-layer black over white plastic control cover secured by three screws. Inside the control cavity is the original Gretsch label with Model "6128" stamped in blue and Serial No. "18XXX" stamped in red. One circular three layer black over white plastic and one two-layer black over white plastic switch/potentiometer covers, each secured by two screws. This very rare guitar is in near mint and totally original (9.25++) condition with absolutely no belt-buckle rash on the back - just the bare minimum of lower edge wear on the mahogany body and some light finish checking on the laminated maple face of the headstock. Complete with the original (slightly worn) "Gretsch Guitar Guarantee" with matching model and serial numbers in blue ink. Housed in the original Gretsch five-latch, two-tone gray, shaped hardshell case with dark burgundy velvet lining (9.25+). Without question the finest example we have ever seen… (#2047)
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