G6196T-59 Vintage Select Edition '59 Country Club™ Hollow Body with Bigsby®
Honoring one of the first “custom color” guitars created by Gretsch, the G6196T-59 Vintage Select Edition '59 Country Club™ Hollow Body with Bigsby® is a rich-sounding instrument that’s waiting to be turned loose on your music. Its huge, sonorous voice and elegant looks are an ideal match for any player who wants to stand out from the crowd. Simply put, this guitar is the perfect companion onstage or in the studio, cranking out everything from sensitive ballads to raucous rock.
A pair of highly dynamic TV Jones® Classic pickups reacts to your pick hand with vibrant tone. Traditional Gretsch controls, including individual pickup volume controls, master volume and a three-way tone switch, allow you to blend the pickups, personalizing your sound with countless tonal variations. Add the new Gretsch “Squeezebox” capacitors and you get incredibly silky vintage high end. The standard “U”-shaped maple neck bears a 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets for a memorable playing experience that works with any style. 1959-style trestle bracing connects the top and back of this guitar for distinctive warm, balanced tone while minimizing feedback. A pinned Space Control bridge allows for adjustable string spacing to fit any playing style and reacts in concert with the Bigsby B6GVT vibrato tailpiece for stable tuning and accurate intonation while the genuine bone nut lets the strings slide freely without binding in the slots.
Designed for pure tone and top-notch playing feel, this guitar features the classic appointments longtime Gretsch fans desire—gold G-arrow control knobs, aged white binding with black purfling, Cadillac Green metallic lacquer finish, mother-of-pearl thumbnail inlays, gold vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo and gold Grover® Imperial™ tuning machines. A resurrected blast from the past with elegantly refined style and sound, the G6196T-59 Vintage Select Edition '59 Country Club™ Hollow Body with Bigsby® is sure to satisfy any fan of The Great Gretsch Sound!™
Model Number 2401106846 Series Professional Collection Family Country Club™ Platform Country Club™ Color Cadillac Green Lacquer Number of Strings 6 Orientation Right-Hand
Build Hollow Body Cutaway Single Cutaway Body Finish Gloss Lacquer Body Shape Country Club™ Body Material Laminated Maple Bracing 1959 Style Trestle Body Binding Aged White with B/I Purfling Body Back Laminated Maple Body Top Laminated Maple Body Depth 2.75" (7 cm)
Strings Nickel Plated Steel (.011-.049 Gauges) Strap Buttons Gretsch® Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs
Neck Material Maple Neck Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Shape Standard "U" Neck Binding Aged White Scale Length 25.5" (64.77 cm) Fingerboard Radius 12" (305 mm) Fingerboard Material Ebony Number of Frets 22 Fret Size Medium Jumbo Nut Material Bone Nut Width 1.6875" (42.86 mm) Position Inlays Pearloid Neo-Classic™ Thumbnail Headstock Late '50s Gretsch Neck Plate NA
Bridge Space Control™ Hardware Finish Gold Tailpiece Bigsby® B6G Vibrato Tailpiece with Gretsch® Logo Tuning Machines Grover® Imperial™ Die-Cast Pickguard Gold Plexi with Gold Gretsch® Logo Control Knobs G-Arrow
Bridge Pickup TV Jones® Filter'Tron™ Classic Neck Pickup TV Jones® Filter'Tron™ Classic Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup Auxiliary Switching 3-Position Master Tone Switch: Position 1. Medium Level, High Frequency Roll Off, Position 2. Switch Out of Circuit, Pickup Wide Open, Position 3. Slight Level, High Frequency Roll Off Pickup Configuration Filter'Tron™ / Filter'Tron™