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GRETSCH 6119 C. Atkins TENNESSEAN, 1959

red. Finally after many years we have found an early-style 6119 worthy of our collection: born as the budget model in the Chet Atkins line, the original Tennessean was indeed a strong-personality, no-compromise instrument. The single FilterTron placed next to the bridge was the clear sign that this was something different from severe jazz archtops. The Tennessean was more aggressive and young both in its sound and in its look. The 6119 was produced in this version only for a couple years, and then radically changed with a thinner body, fake f holes, single-coil pickups, etc. The guitar you see here has all 1959 features: zero-fret, V-cutout Gretsch by Bigsby vibrato, single Patent App. For Filtertron pickup. Single cutaway hollow body with real f holes, painted in red just like the three piece neck. The finish is in exceptionally fine conditions... Only the belt-buckle mark on the back keeps us from calling it Near Mint... No checking, no dings, no rust on chrome parts.  100% Original: old-style single arrow knob with no G embossed, oval-button Grover Sta-Tite tuners, straight-bar bridge with ebony base, black pickguard with Atking "signpost logo". No binding damage, no neck-set problems. The first owner added a professionally hand-painted "cowboy" on the top, which we choose to keep as a part of the instrument's history. Absolutely great sound and playability! Beautiful, clean and original hardshell case.

Tenny 59 - in case - body1 - body2 - body3 - back - body back - headstock - neck joint - bridge - bigsby - knob - pickguard - pickup1 - pickup2 - pickup3 - logo - tuner - case