The Gretsch G6134T-58 Vintage Select '58 Penguin Guitar in Vintage White is a celebration of Gretsch's classic 1950s and early '60s golden age models. For those who demand the best, Gretsch have exceeded expectation with this glorious model. With rich tones and stunning good looks to match, the '58 Penguin is a guitar to be cherished. Every model is supplied with a Gretsch G6238XL deluxe hardshell case to ensure its protection in style.
Cool solid body design
The Gretsch G6134T-58 Vintage Select '58 Penguin Guitar is shaped to Gretsch's unique Penguin body shape, which is a rare and unique model. The solid body is built using mahogany, and carved to an elegant single-cutaway design. The top is built using arched laminated maple, creating a sweet tonal partnership that marries mid-range warmth with articulate highs to perfection. Thanks to the chambered body, the timbre of this guitar sings like an angel, pouring forth with breath-taking richness.
The body has been treated to a heavenly vintage white finish, which is complemented by the gold sparkle binding. Along the lower bout you'll find a substantial gold arm rest, whilst the upper bout is protected by gold plexi pickguard with penguin decal and that unmistakeable Gretsch logo.
Substantial yet manageable neck
Fitted to the body is a solid and reliable mahogany neck, which is shaped to the ever so comfortable standard "U" profile. Gold sparkle binding continues its way from the body, along the neck, and onward around the headstock. A neat gloss coating prevents the neck from becoming tacky as you perform, maintaining a smooth feel throughout. Paired with the neck is a sumptuous ebony fingerboard, which is shaped to a classic 12-inch radius for seamless string bending and supreme playing comfort. The vintage-style small frets are decorated with Mother-of-Pearl neo-classic "thumbnail" position inlays to guide your way in style.
TV Jones Classic pickups
The '58 Penguin is home to a pair of TV Classic pickups, which capture the classic Filter'Tron sound to wonderful effect. From well-rounded bluesy tones to crisp, clean jazz licks, the pickups respond to the nuances of both flatpicked and fingerstyle performances delightfully. Each pickup benefits from an individual volume control, a master volume control, as well as a three-way tone switch, which allows you to pull a plethora of tonal variations from this arrangement to suit your musical and playing style.
Whether you're an amateur or a professional, the Gretsch G6134T-58 Vintage Select '58 Penguin Guitar boasts a hardware setup everyone will appreciate. The body is home to a space control bridge paired with a Bigsby tailpiece, which works dutifully in partnership to uphold intonation and sustain whilst providing peerless vibrato control. Gold hardware is on offer across the board, from the jewelled G-Arrow control knobs to the steadfast Grover Imperial die-cast tuning machines.
The Gretsch G6134T-58 Vintage Select '58 Penguin Guitar in Vintage White is everything a Gretsch should be, and so much more. From top to bottom, inside and out, it is a born performer that deserves to be showed off to the world.
Manufacturer Gretsch Model G6134T-58 Vintage Select '58 Penguin Guitar Top Material Arched Laminated Maple Body Material Mahogany Body Bracing Chambered Body Binding Gold Sparkle Neck Material Mahogany Neck Shape Standard "U" Neck Binding Gold Sparkle Fingerboard Material Ebony Fingerboard Radius 12-inch Pickup Configuration HH No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Mother-of-Pearl Neo-Classic "Thumbnail" Tuners Grover Imperial Die-Cast Bridge Bigsby Bridge/Tailpiece Space Control Pickguard Gold Plexi With Gretsch Logo and Penguin Decal Active/Passive Passive Pickups Neck and Bridge: TV Jones Classic Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup, 3-Position Tone Switch Finish Vintage White Included Accessories G6238XL Deluxe Hardshell Case
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