The Gretsch Custom Shop G6128T-GH George Harrison Tribute Duo Jet accurately reflects every scratch, ding, nick, worn finish patch and rust spot that can be seen on Harrison’s original guitar. Painstakingly crafted by renowned master builder Stephen Stern and his talented crew at the Gretsch Custom Shop, the G6128T-GH George Harrison Tribute Duo also faithfully replicates all the modifications that were made to the original guitar in the late 1950s by its original owner (who had a Bigsby tremolo unit installed), and those made by Harrison himself.
The iconic Jet body of the G6128T-GH George Harrison Tribute is made from a 3-ply maple top over a chambered mahogany body, and of course, it comes dressed in a distressed black lacquer finish that exhibits all the wear-and-tear of the original instrument with unparalleled accuracy. The Gretsch Custom Shop X-rayed the original instrument to re-create the authentic mid-’50s body rout of the original. It sports a 24.6″-scale 1-piece mahogany neck along with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard that features 22 frets and historically-correct fingerboard inlays. Displaying substantial wear just as the original, the G6128T-GH George Harrison Tribute comes fitted with a pair of DynaSonic single-coil pickups to capture that timeless “Great Gretsch Sound” delivered by the original. All of the chrome-plated hardware has also been worn to perfection including “G” Arrow control knobs, an offset mounted strap button, a vintage-style “Rocking” Bar bridge with a rosewood base, a modified Bigsby tailpiece with a “phillips-head” trem arm pivot bolt, and a set of vintage style Grover V98G Sta-Tite open gear tuners.
The Gretsch Custom Shop G6128T-GH George Harrison Tribute comes complete with a deluxe tweed hardshell case, an original 1987 British 7″ vinyl record with picture sleeve release of Harrison’s hit song “Got My Mind Set on You”, one of George’s personal guitar picks, two unpublished pgotos of George with his original Duo Jet guitar, “The Making of George Harrison’s Tribute Gretsch Guitar” DVD, a copy of George Harrison’s autobiography “I – ME – MINE”, a personal letter from the Harrison family, a reprint of Ivan Hayward’s customs document with Harrison I.O.U noted on the backside, and a pin set of four. Also includes a Gretsch Guitar Guarantee, a guitar strap, cloth and Gretsch Custom Shop USA sticker.