Pre Owned Vintage '64 Gretsch 6119 Tennesseean Walnut Stain Electric Guitar OHSC
One of the coolest and most-beloved guitar models we see coming through the shop is the classic Gretsch Tennessean model. This model is arguably most famous for being the guitar George Harrison of the Beatles played in the film “Help!” as well as countless live performances. It sports a hollow laminated maple single cutaway body with a gorgeously thin brown walnut nitrocellulose finish and painted F-“holes” as well as a stock “Gretsch-branded” Bisgby vibrato system. The body on the slimmer side for a hollow body, 2” thick by 16” wide. The guitar weighs in at a comfortable 7 pounds 2 ounces.
The two-piece maple neck fits beautifully into the palm of the player’s hand, having what could be best described as a “C” shape-esque neck profile. It measures about 1 11/16th” at the nut with a rosewood finger board and pearloid “thumb-nail” inlays. Counting the “zero” fret it has a total of 23 frets.
The Gretsch Hi-Lo-Tron pickups sound nice and clear without losing that key punch that tends to light up a well-tuned tube amp. The open-back tuning machines, chrome steel bridge, ebony bridge base, pickguard, pickups, knobs, and switches all look to be period-correct for this model. Cosmetically the body is in good shape for its age with some light-to-average checking and average playwear. The binding has yellowed nicely and has some typical/traditional cracking in the binding, around the body and neck.
There is some light wear on the hardware and Bigsby. The Bigsby is nicely responsive, not too loose but not sticky either. Even for you non-Beatles nuts out there it is a great thin hollow body for everything from blues to surf to punk and indie and beyond!
Includes original hard shell case and complimentary set up!!