Gretsch Introduces G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet Guitar

July 13, 2011
Gretsch celebrates the legacy of George Harrison with the G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet guitar, modeled on the instrument that the legendary guitarist referred to as his &ldquo;first real decent guitar.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="/Portals/0/GHDuoJet.jpg" alt="img" /><br /> </div> <br /> Features include distinctive appointments and modifications found on and inspired by Harrison&rsquo;s original 1957 Gretsch Duo Jet, which he purchased secondhand in the early 1960s. These include a lightweight mid-&rsquo;50s-style chambered body, all-black color scheme (arched maple top, mahogany back and sides, and back of the one-piece mahogany neck), Bigsby&reg; B3C tailpiece with a black Phillips head tremolo arm pivot bolt, and an offset strap button on the lower bout.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Other features include three-ply body binding (white-black-white), white single-ply neck and headstock binding, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with 12" radius and hump-block pearloid inlays, two single-coil DynaSonic pickups, vintage-style &ldquo;rocking bar&rdquo; bridge with rosewood base, silver plexi pickguard, chrome-plated Grover V98CM Sta-Tite tuners, Gretsch &ldquo;G&rdquo; arrow control knobs, chrome-plated hardware, Harrison&rsquo;s signature on the truss rod cover and a premium tweed case.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet evokes the vibe of Harrison&rsquo;s original Duo Jet, which he held dear in the Beatles&rsquo; early-&rsquo;60s era and used to record the group&rsquo;s landmark first album, <em>Please Please Me </em>(1963). A quarter-century later, Harrison was pictured with the guitar on the cover of his acclaimed 1987 solo album, Cloud Nine. Further, the introduction of the G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet closely follows the early 2011 release of the Gretsch Custom Shop G6128T-GH George Harrison &ldquo;Tribute&rdquo; Duo Jet, a limited edition relic model that meticulously mirrored the original guitar down to the tiniest detail.<br /> <br /> For more information, visit <a href="http://www.gretschguitars.com/" target="_blank"><strong>www.gretschguitars.com</strong></a>.
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