The 1950's and '60s are considered the Golden Years of Gretsch guitars production. To celebrate 65 years of the Jet, Gretsch have released the 2018 Gretsch G6131T Players Edition Duo Jet with Bigsby. A fitting tribute to the timeless guitars manufactured during this period, this is an outstanding modern take on an original great.
With a Maple top on a Mahogany body, the G6131T Jet is finished in the classic Duo Firebird Red. The flagship model in the Gretsch Solid Body range, the Jet has a really rich harmonic power. By letting air resonate between the top and the body through its chambered Mahogany construction, the Jet has a super lively and articulate tone.
The Mahogany neck features a U profile, comfortable underhand and offering a great position for both heavy chordal work and more delicate lead playing. The 22 Medium Jumbo frets bear the classic aged Pearloid Thumbnail inlays and give that familiar Gretsch aesthetic.
Loaded with a pair of High Sensitive Filter’Tron pickups you get vintage growl with superb clarity. 1959 marked the first year that Filter'Tron pickups appeared on the Jet, and the 2018 pickups replicate that unmistakable vintage Filter'Tron tone in incredible fashion. Combined with the Bigsby vibrato unit, you can emulate all your favourite country and rockabilly licks without compromising on tuning stability.