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HOLIDAY HELL'S BELLS BATMAN!!! 1958 6122 Gretsch Country Gentleman 01287

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Published on Nov 30, 2011

This extremely rare 'first generation' Country Gentleman weighs just 8.40
lbs. and and has a nut width of 1 11/16 inches, a really comfortable
medium-to-thiin neck profile, and a scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Laminated
maple body, two-piece mahogany neck with ebony center strip. Bound ebony
fretboard with 22 original medium/thin frets plus zero fret and neo-classic
inlaid pearl thumbprint (half-moon) position markers. With three-ply binding
on the top and the back of the guitar and single binding on the headstock
and the fretboard. Headstock with inlaid pearl Gretsch "T-roof" logo and
"The Chet Atkins Country Gentleman" nameplate engraved with serial number.
Two-layer dome-shaped plastic truss-rod cover with three slot-head screws.
Individual Grover Imperial tuners with 'stair-step' shaped metal buttons and
slot-head screws. Two Gretsch Filter'Tron 'PAF' humbuckers with outputs of
4.17k and 3.96k. Gold Lucite pickguard with Gretsch "T-roof" logo engraved
in black from underneath. Super rare first generation body with inlaid black
plastic 'f' holes. Two volume controls (one for each pickup) and master
volume control on the upper treble bout, plus two pickup and tone selector
switches on upper bass bout. Gretsch "Arrow-through-G" knobs with
cross-hatch pattern on sides. Bigsby aluminum bar bridge on original ebony
base and aluminum 'horseshoe' Bigsby 'Patent Number' vibrato tailpiece. All
hardware (except bridge and Bigsby tailpiece) gold-plated. This guitar is in
exceptionally fine (9.00) condition. The original medium/thin frets show
some playing wear and there is some surface loss on the back of the neck -
again just due to honest playing wear. This is an exceptional example of a
very rare guitar - it is the only 'first generation' country Gentleman that
we have ever seen. Housed in the original five-latch, shaped two-tone gray
hardshell with maroon plush lining (9.00).

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