Rare Electric Guitar
Here for sale is the awesomely unusual G6138 Bo Diddley model from the Gretsch Professional Collection. Gretsch continues to pay tribute to a true guitar legend who had great chops and personality to match. This G6138 is basically a 1959 style Duo Jet rebuilt with the trademark Bo Diddley square body complete with humbucking FilterTron pickups and Space-Control Bridge.
The G6138 can be considered a solid body guitar because it's constructed of a solid mahogany back, but due to a heavily chambered body and a 3 ply maple top the guitar retains some of the hollow body tone Gretsch guitars are famous for. Additionally the heavily chambered design makes the guitar very lightweight and well balanced. The duo jet's play extremely well with perfect action and neck angle combined with an adjustable bridge. This G6138 has the classic sound of Gretsch FilterTron pickups features the Firebird Red finish and gold hardware. The FilterTrons are bright and snappy with plenty of punch and sound great when played clean or with as much gain as you can throw at them. We are a long standing fully authorized independent Gretsch guitar dealer. This is a brand new factory first guitar and comes with the deluxe Gretsch hard case, all documentation and the Gretsch Limited lifetime warranty. If you have any questions at all please feel free to give us a call!
About the Guitar
For five decades, Bo Diddley has been turning heads with his great chops, incredible showmanship and outrageous guitars. Now it's your turn! The G6138 is a faithful reproduction of the famous rectangle-shaped guitar Gretsch built for Bo back in 1958. Measuring 17-3/4" x 9-1/4" x 2" and made of alder and 5-ply maple, the eye catching Firebird red semi-hollow body. Features include a striking Firebird Red semi-hollow body, three-piece rock maple neck, ebony fingerboard with dot pearl inlays, 1957-style headstock, dual High Sensitive Filter’Tron™ pickups, Adjusto-Matic™ bridge, “G”-cutout tailpiece, gold hardware and special Bo Diddley signature truss rod cover.
The Professional Collection by Gretsch offers the absolute highest standard for the discriminating Professional player. Gretsch has spared no expense to both recreate the sound and feel of their original electric guitars of the 50's and 60's and to offer models with more modern advancements. With dozens of different models and variations to choose from, there truly is a Gretsch for every playing style from traditional Chet Atkin's style finger picking to hard driving Rock & Roll and beyond! With the Professional Collection, You can certainly have your Grandpa's Gretsch recreated with stunning authenticity, but you can also have a guitar that exceeds all standards of modern precision guitar building!
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