The Jet has long been a staple of the Gretsch range, offering chambered-body sounds without the associated size. In 2018, they've tweaked their specs to ensure that these outstanding guitars offer the same vintage class combined with modern playability!
The G6128T Player's Edition is no exception. Mahogany is used for both the body and neck, providing you with a weighty tone despite this guitar's more compact construction. A rosewood fretboard combined with 22 medium jumbo frets means comfy, familiar playability, and the U-shaped neck profile means there's plenty to hold on to during those long sessions.
As with many of their 2018 guitars, this model boasts two high sensitive FilterTron pickups, designed to bring out the snappy clarity of the wood and smooth over the low-end. This means that although this guitar sounds great playing crispy blues and slick rockabilly, it'll be quite at home playing modern rock and funk too.
The ensemble is finished off with a great selection of hardware. A Bigsby B7CP bridge gives you the option to go full rock'n'roll with your solos, and it nicely complemented by the Gotoh locking machine heads to keep your tuning in check. The hardware is given a neat nickel finish, which subtly contrasts with the suave finish. This guitar really does sound as classy as it looks!
Here's what Gretsch have to say about the G6128T:
For 65 years the Gretsch Jet has fueled stages and studios producing some of the greatest sounds in rock 'n' roll history. The all-new G6128T Players Edition Jet FT with Bigsby is the culmination of over half a century of tonal and performance magic.
Like its forebears, the Jet FT begins with a select mahogany body with maple top that produces the signature strong, punchy response that has made the Jet famous.
For the Players Edition Jet FT, we chose a 1.85” depth along with modern chambering to deliver a tighter, more controlled attack that still retains incredible articulation.
A pair of High Sensitive Filter’Tron pickups complements the Jet FT’s chambered body to produce a wide, balanced and transparent tone that is equally adept at cutting through the mix or laying solid sonic foundation.
Responding to players' need for increased comfort, the Jet FT features a lowered neck set that greatly improves fret-hand mobility while also giving the picking hand a closer approach, increasing comfort and accuracy.
Our new full-access rolled cutaway and tapered heel allows the free access to upper frets without awkward pivoting or palm obstruction. This sleek design remains hidden, preserving a vintage aesthetic – a critical feature that is meant to be felt, not seen.
The Jet FT comes equipped with additional Players Edition features that give you total control of your tone and performance.
- The select mahogany body with maple top has modern chambering for a thick sonic profile that is astoundingly rich and acoustically resonant
- High Sensitive Filter’Tron pickups amplify the body’s tone and reproduce its power and full-spectrum fidelity
- No-load master tone pot with Squeezebox paper-inoil capacitor and master volume with treble bleed circuit give you complete tonal control
- Full-access rolled cutaway and lower neck set for effortless access and performance
- String-Thru Bigsby, locking tuning keys, TUSQ XL nut and strap locks for tour-worthy comfort and performance