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Gretsch Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar - Review

Gretsch Tennessee Rose | Specifications, pricing and rating information on this incredible fingerstyle electric guitar.

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Model: Gretsch Tennessee Rose - Electric Guitar

No. Strings: 6
Colors:(859) Deep Cherry Stain
Body Style: Single Cutaway
Scale Length:25.5" (648mm)
Top: Arched Laminated Maple
Back and Sides: Laminated Maple Body, 16" Wide, 2.5" Deep
Neck: 3-Piece Maple
Pickups: 2 High Sensitive Filter'TronTM Pickups
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup),
Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup),
Master Volume,
3-Position Toggle Master Tone Switch:
Position 1. Medium Level, High Frequency Roll Off
Position 2. Switch Out of the Circuit, Pickup is Wide Open
Position 3. Slight Level, High Frequency Roll Off
Width at Nut: 1-11/16" (43mm)
Fretboard: Ebony, 12" Radius (305mm)
Bridge: Ebony-Based Adjusto-MaticTM Bridge
Tailpiece: Bigsby® B6C Vibrato Tailpiece Bigsby
Hardware: Chrome-Plated
Finish: Gloss Urethane
Case: Includes G6241 Deluxe Hardshell Case, US MSRP $220.00
No. of Frets: 22
Machine Heads: Chrome-Plated Grover® 102-18C RotomaticTM Die-cast Tuners
Unique Features: Neo Classic "Thumbnail" Inlay Position Markers, Black Headstock Overlay, Bound Fingerboard, Multiple Body Bindings with Bound F-Holes, Silver Plexi Pickguard with Embossed "Chet Atkins" Signature, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod

Gretsch Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar: MSRP: $3,025.00
Warranty: Limited Lifetime

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Dating back to a historic meeting with a Gretsch sales rep in 1955 at the Grand Ol' Pry-when Chet was first offered his own Gretsch-designed guitar-the classic 6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body guitar helped put Chet's influential sound and style on the map.

The premium 6122 Country Gentleman and affordable 6119 Tennessean models soon followed suit in 1958, furthering Chet's legacy and becoming the favored guitars of countless players later followed by the Gretsch Tennessee Rose.

Models soon followed suit in 1958, furthering Chet's legacy and becoming the favored guitars of countless players.

Chet Atkins' name appeared on these instruments up until the late 1970's when Gretsch Founder Fred Gretsch passed away.

Now, more than 25 years later, Chet's name returns to the guitars to which he is so indelibly linked.

Still reverberating throughout Shea Stadium for the Beatles Concert, one of the most recognizable '60s pop icons returns! With its vintage HiLo'Tron pickups, "rocking" bar bridge, Gretsch by Bigsby B6C vibrato tailpiece and simulated f-holes, the thinline G6119-1962HT Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose is completely gear, mate.

Gretsch Tennessee Rose finished in Deep Burgundy Stain.

Gretsch Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar: MSRP $3,025.00

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Features: 9.0

If you are into fingerstyle guitar as I am, you definitely have to try one of the Gretsch Chet Atkins models. The Gretsch Tennessee Rose is a great guitar for both the advanced student or the seasoned professional.

This guitar has all of the features that you will want in a great fingerstyle guitar. But be fooled into thinking that it is only for fingerstyle. This guitar also makes a great flat pick style guitar as well. After all George Harrison used one for many recordings and live performances in his stint with the Beatles.

I love everything on the Gretsch Tennessee Rose from the minimal fingerboard markings in the ebony fingerboard to the sweet sounding Filter'tron pickups and all of the subtleties you can get out of this guitar.

Sound Production: 9.5

Ok I admit it, I love that "Great Gretsch Sound" and I have had several Gretsch guitars over the course of my musical carrier. I still have a '70's Gretsch SuperChet in mint condition that I still play often.

The sound production that you get out of the Gretsch Tennessee Rose guitar is unmatched by any other guitar. It is woody and is very versatile.

Action: 9.0

The people at Gretsch do a great job of setup on their guitars. The nuts do not have to be touched because they install a zero fret on most of their guitar. Very smart. The nut is the hardest adjustment to make on an electric guitar.

If the action is not to your taste on the bridge end of things it is a very simple matter to adjust upward or downward.

Usually they come from the factory perfectly setup and rarely need any adjustment.

Durability: 9.5

Like I said, my Gretsch SuperChet is over 30 years old and it still looks like brand new. It could be hanging on the wall in a music shop. There are no cracks, finish imperfections, delamination or any other complaints that I could make about the Gretsch Tennessee Rose.

Customer Service: 10.0

FMIC warrants your Gretsch Tennessee Rose brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase.

This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Gretsch Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein.



    Fret wear, saddle wear, nut wear, strings and batteries.
    Setups, adjustments or routine maintenance of any kind.
    Damage to finishes or cracks, splitting, or warpage of wood due to changes in temperature or humidity, exposure to or contact with sun, fire, moisture, body salts and acids of perspiration, guitar straps, guitar stands/hangers made from vinyl, plastic, rubber or other synthetic materials, any other chemicals or non-FMIC-approved polishes.
    Damage, corrosion or rusting of any hardware components caused by humidity, salty air, or exposure to the moisture, body salts and acids of perspiration.
    Any damage to an instrument resulting from customization or modification.
    Normal wear and tear on any part of the instrument, case or gig bag including jacks, controls, switches, plated surfaces, tuning machines, pickguards, zippers, clasps, handles, latches, case hardware, etc.
    Any damage or deterioration to the neck set or internal bracing due to the normal and natural aging properties of the woods used in construction of the instrument.
    All other damage and deterioration due to normal usage, wear and tear, aging, accidents, neglect, abuse, or Acts of Nature.
    Any instrument, whose serial number is missing, altered or tampered with in any fashion.
    Any instrument purchased from anyone other than an Authorized Gretsch Dealer.
    Instruments that have been serviced by unauthorized persons (any person other than an FMIC Certified Technician at an Authorized Service Center).

Note: This is only a partial listing of the Warranty. Click to see Full Warranty

Overall Score: 9.4

The Gretsch Tennessee Rose is one of the best fingerstyle guitars you will ever put you hands on. It has all of the features that you can imagine and will stand up to the rigors of being on the road.

The appointments on the Gretsch Tennessee Rose guitar are well thought-out and everything looks great on the assembled guitars. I love the color combinations that Gretsch used on this guitar and the choice of hardware.

The sound production is beautiful and it has a deep Chet Atkins type sound

If you are an advanced music student or seasoned professional guitarist, this guitar will more than meet anything you want to tackle. I give the Gretsch Tennessee Rose my highest marks.