Lefthand Gretsch Original G6128TLH Duo Jet BK Reissue of a classic!
The original Duo Jet comes from the earliest days of rock music and is one of Gretsch's most sought-after electric guitars. Inspired by the original from the 1950s, today's G6128T LH DuoJet BK is equipped with Gretsch's proprietary Filtertron humbucker pickup system, which has already become popular by country legend Chet Atkins. A Bigsby tremolo provides the right "shimmer".
The most famous Duo Jet is probably the model played by George Harrison during the early Beatles years in Hamburg.
This lefthand version has a striking accessory: the ebony fingerboard is decorated with inserts in the form of a thumb nail. In its deep black lacquer with chrome-plated hardware, this electric guitar is a particularly beautiful specimen and is delivered with a case.
- Colour / Finish: Black
- Technology: Solid Body
- Strings: 6 string
- Frets: 22
- Scale Length: 24,62" (62,54 cm)
- Body Material: Maple
- Top: Maple
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlays: Neo Classic Thumbnails
- Pickup Configuration: H-H (2x Humbucker)
- Neck Pickup: High Sensitive FilterTron Neck Pickup
- Bridge Pickup: High Sensitive Filter'Tron Bridge Pickup
- Pickup Selector Switch: 3 way toggle
- Bridge / Tremolo: Bigsby style
- Hardware: Chrome
- Including: Hardcase
Gretsch was founded in 1883 by Friedrich Gretsch, a recent immigrant to the US from Germany who intended to manufacture banjos, tambourines, and drums. In 1895, Friedrich Gretsch died at the age of 39 and the already successful company was taken over by his son, Fred, who guided it into even greater profitability. By 1916, the company moved into a large 10-story building in Brooklyn, New York and became one of the most prominent American musical instrument makers. In the late 30s Gretsch began producing guitars in a serious way and was extremely popular in the late 50s and early 60s. After sliding into disfavour and eventual bankruptcy in the 70s and 80s, Gretsch was successfully revived by Fred Gretsch III in 1989. Most modern-era Gretsch guitars are manufactured in the far and further east, although US-made "Custom Shop" models are sometimes available. In 2003 Gretsch entered an agreement with Fender Musical Instruments Company, in which Gretsch would continue to own the company, but FMIC would handle most development, distribution and sales. This agreement has proven to be very successful, and many Gretsch fans believe the company is currently experiencing a second golden era.