Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
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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.


Year: 1964

Serial number: 65221

Body: Maple laminate

Neck: Maple

Finish: Walnut

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Scale Length: 24.75”

Pickguard: New

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”

Radius: 9.5”

Weight: 7lbs

*Please note: we do our best giving descriptions of used pieces. We have found it impossible to describe every mark on an instrument or amp that is not in the "mint" category. Also, what's important to you may not be important to someone else. For example, you may say, "I don't care what it looks like as long as it plays or sounds well." Another person may say, "Body cosmetics are very important to me so tell me about every scratch, nick and blemish." So, please ask the questions that are most important to you. If you ask they will be answered. They are free and there's no limit. Additional photos can also be made available.

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Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
1:21 AM
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All shipments made by us are fully insured. Also, all new products are fully covered by the manufacturer's warranty and used gear usually carries our 30 day mail order warranty. Most stringed instruments sold by IGS are shipped UPS Ground service for $50.00 to $100.00 for the 48 Contiguous states. (Overnight Red Label is also available). Please call on each item. GUITAR FREIGHT (Foreign) We ship instruments world wide. Our shipping department prides itself in its ability to safely deliver guitars anywhere in the world. We use Fex Ex Great Rates service, wherever possible. You are responsible for any import duties, V.A.T., etc. on delivery. It is advisable to consult with your local customs office.

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