Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Gretsch

Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Gretsch

Gretsch G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar In Walnut Stain

    Rock The Dance Hall With This Gretsch G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman

    From driving rhythm to ripping leads, this double cutaway Gretsch G6122-1962 Country Gentleman does it all.

    This beautiful instrument features a laminated maple top, back, and sides, with a 3-piece maple neck and an ebony fingerboard and bridge base. Other features on the G6122-1962 Country Gentleman are it's two High Sensitive Filter'Tron pickups, the "Action-Flow" neck, Neo Classic™ "Thumbnail" fret markers, a Gretsch Bigsby vibrato tailpiece, back pad, gold plexi pickguard, gold-plated hardware and Bigsby® B6G vibrato tailpiece. 

    Gretsch introduced the now famous Chet Atkins 6122 Country Gentleman guitar originally in 1958 as the high end complement to the popular 6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body model. The Country Gentleman became immediately popular, and was heard on many hit records in the late '50s and throughout the '60s and beyond, not only by Chet Atkins himself, but by legions of players who emerged from the British Invasion and '60s boom, who revered it for it's terrific and elegant soundas well as the look and feel. It was so big, so luxurious - and so altogether rockin'.

    In ’61, Gretsch revamped its line of electric guitars. The largest change was to decide to phase out the single cutaway for a double cutaway design, and so the Country Gentleman made the transition as well. New too was the snap-on back pad for more comfortable playing, plus the addition of two felt “string mutes”  that could be raised or lowered by the appropriate knob. A high quality instrument, the Country Gentleman retained the Grover Imperial tuners, dual Filter’Tron pickups, and it's metal nameplate.

    The Country Gentleman has left an indelible print on the history of our popular music.