In 1953, the Gretsch Company launched its now legendary G6128 model, which the "Gretsch G6229 Players Edition Jet" from the "Gretsch® Professional Collection" is based on in an impressive manner. The choice of wood consists of a chambered mahogany body, a mahogany neck with maple top and a rosewood fingerboard. This Jet comes in an impressive "Silver Sparkle" finish. Wow! Really cool how that glitters and shines – an effective eye-catcher and the absolute highlight on any stage! Another special feature is the stylish "Script" logo, which can be found instead of the usual italic logo on the headstock.
In order to meet contemporary demands, an "Anchored Adjusto-Matic" bridge with a stylish "V" stopbar tailpiece was installed instead of the usual Bigsby Vibrato system. Brand new Gretsch Broad'Tron ™ BT65 pickups were developed especially for this edition by the famous pickup guru Tim Shaw, which, according to O-Ton Gretsch, represent a guarantee for "Power, Fidelity & Complete Tonal Control". Crystal clear highs with crisp twang, plus powerful mids and rich bass tones is the result that makes the "Gretsch G6229 Players Edition Jet" perfect for almost any style of music. Whether Country, Blues or Rock – the "Gretsch G6229 Players Edition Jet" fits strikingly and impressively in the band's sound structure.
With the various volume controls and the tone control, a large number of sounds can be mixed together, allowing each player to create their own sound. The "squeezebox" paper-in-oil capacitors used here for the tone control provide a pleasantly smooth sound. In addition, a built-in treble bleed circuit prevents treble losses when turning down the volume.