Gretsch releases George Harrison Signature Duo Jet

(Dave Molter | Posted 2011-07-13)

Gretsch releases George Harrison Signature Duo Jet

Money can't buy you love, but $5,000 can buy you a guitar just like George Harrison played on "Please Please Me."

Gretsch celebrates the legacy of the late Beatle with the G6128T-GH George Harrison SIGNATURE Duo Jet® guitar, modeled on the instrument that the legendary guitarist often referred to as his “first real decent guitar.”

Features include distinctive appointments and modifications found on Harrison’s original 1957 Gretsch Duo Jet, which he purchased secondhand in the very early 1960s. These include a lightweight mid-’50s-style chambered body, all-black color scheme (arched maple top, mahogany back and sides, and back of the one-piece mahogany neck), Bigsby® B3C tailpiece with a black Phillips head tremolo arm pivot bolt, and an offset strap button on lower bout.

Other features include three-ply body binding (white-black-white), single-ply white neck and headstock binding, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with 12” radius and hump-block pearloid inlays, two single-coil DynaSonic™ pickups, vintage-style “rocking bar” bridge with rosewood base, silver plexi pickguard, chrome-plated Grover® V98CM Sta-Tite™ tuners, Gretsch “G” arrow control knobs, chrome-plated hardware, Harrison’s signature on the truss rod cover and a premium tweed case.

Body Material: Mahogany Back, 3-Ply Maple Top

Body Shape: Jet™

Body Back: Semi-Hollow Chambered Mahogany Back

Body Sides: Semi-Hollow Chambered Mahogany Sides

Body Top: 3-Ply Arched Laminated Maple

Body Finish: Gloss Urethane

Body Depth: 2" (50.8 mm)

Body Length: 18.12" (46 cm)

Body Width Upper Bout: 10.37" (26.34 cm)

Body Width Lower Bout: 13.37" (33.96 cm)


Number of Frets: 22

Fret Size: Standard

Position Inlays: Pearloid Hump-Block Inlays

Fingerboard Radius: 12" Radius (305 mm)

Head Stock Binding: White, 1-Ply

Fretboard: Rosewood

Neck Material: 1-Piece Mahogany

Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane

Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)

Scale Length: 24.6" (62.5 cm)

Headstock: Jet™ Style

Neck Binding: White, 1-Ply

Truss Rods: Yes

Truss Rod Nut: 5/16" (7.9375 mm)


Bridge Pickup: DynaSonic™ Single-Coil Bridge Pickup

Neck Pickup: DynaSonic™ Single-Coil Neck Pickup

Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2.
(Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone


Hardware Finish: Chrome-Plated

Tuning Machines: Grover® V98CM Sta-Tite™ Die-cast Tuners

String Nut: Bone

Switch Tips: Chrome

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