As per the original announcement, the two limited-edition G6229TG models will be available in either Champagne Sparkle or Ocean Turquoise Sparkle, and come equipped with a number of impressive functional appointments.
Chief among which are the two Tim Shaw-designed Broad’Tron BT65 pickups. Controlled via a three-way toggle switch and an assortment of knobs – master volume with treble bleed, pickup-specific volume and master tone with no-load pot – the pair promises to provide extended lows, an exceptionally clear high-end and powerful mids.
Other notable specs include the gold hardware, which is headed up by a Bigsby B7GP string-thru tremolo system and Gotoh locking tuners. These are joined by an anchored tune-o-matic bridge and arrow control knobs.
At the core of these models is a chambered mahogany body, which has been matched with an arched laminated maple top and dressed up with white purfling binding.
Attached to the body is a set mahogany neck, which in turn is topped with a 12” radius ebony fretboard, 22 medium jumbo frets, a Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut and mother of pearl big block inlays. There are also some neat red side-dot markers, too.
Both the Champagne Sparkle and Ocean Turquoise Sparkle Players Edition Jets are available now for $2,999.
To find out more, visit Gretsch.
It's been a busy year so far for Gretsch, which has so far released a revamped G5021E Penguin Parlor model and new-look G5700 Lap Steel. It has also debuted new pickups and its trestle bracing system with a range of souped-up Electromatics.