Gretsch 6122JR Country Classic Junior Walnut 2003
Gretsch 6122JR Country Classic Junior, made in Japan 2003, walnut stain finish. This is a gorgeous creature! What we have here is a cut down version of the classic Chet Atkins Country Gentleman model. It's got the same controls, body depth, neck profile and aestheitcs, but the body width is cut from 405mm to 355mm and the scale is shortened to a Gibson-style 24.8". The smaller body takes some weight out and makes the guitar feel super cosy and compact; it's an absolute breeze to play. The neck is slim and very comfortable; combined with an extremely resonant body, this is a very light and lively player that responds enthusiastically to every touch. The tone has that signature Gretsch snap, sizzle and growl, but there's a darker, punchier edge to it than you get on the full size model. It's a little more balanced and warm than a standard size offering. Needless to say, it's extraordinary to behold: the lightly aged walnut finish and gold hardware absolutely ooze class and sophistication. These seldom pop up in this part of the world, so if you think it might be your new bestie, pluck some courage and make it yours.
Model: Gretsch 6122JR/WA Country Classic Junior
Made: Japan, Terada plant, 2003 (serial JT03-010698)
Body: laminate maple, fully hollow, 57mm depth, 355mm across
Neck: maple, rosewood board, 24.8" scale
Finish: walnut stain lacquer
Pickups: Gretsch Filtertron humbuckers
Case: basic gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has some light scuffs and dimples, no major marks. The sides have some minor scuffs on the shoulder and around the jack, no major marks. The front is also nice and tidy, just a few dimples around the bridge and tailpiece and some play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: very good condition (8/10)
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have some normal wear, they're fairly even in height, around 6/10 for life left. Proper cool guitar!