With each new weekly guitar I try to add something a little bit different to the guitar from the week before. In fact I’m trying to make sure all 52 guitars are somehow unique. What’s the point of having a wishlist like this if each guitar doesn’t bring something new to the table. Wow … Imagine the size of the table that holds 52 guitars. It would be Game of Thrones big! Anyhow, this week’s guitar is unique and desirable. The perfect combination.
The Gretsch G6128T-DCM Duo Jet is a beautiful looking double cutaway guitar with a lengthy and slimline neck. The headstock adds to the overall lengthy appearance of this cool looking guitar. The guitar’s body is chambered mahogany and the neck is one piece mahogany with a beautiful ebony fretboard. The pickups are high sensitive Filter’Trons that look amazing alongside the other chrome hardware (including the Adjusto-Matic bridge and the Grover Sta-Tite tuning pegs). Every single component on this guitar is a well known and respected piece of equipment. From the Schaller strap locks to the Bigsby tailpiece, this guitar screams quality.
Apart from the fancy components, I love the small unique features such as the three volume controls. There is the neck pickup volume, the bridge pickup volume and the master volume. That’s pretty cool and certainly not mainstream. The nut is bone and the finish of the overall guitar is beautiful. I even like the small design choices such as the fret markers on the fretboard. This guitar’s design is near flawless.
I just can’t imagine having this guitar and not wanting to rock out all night, every night.
Disclaimer: I’ve not played this guitar. I have not experienced the sound or feel of this guitar. That doesn’t matter. It looks awesome, it’s obviously played by winners and I want one.