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The Gretsch G6118T Players Edition Anniversary is a 2.5" deep, single cutaway, archtop hollowbody electric guitar. The first thing you'll notice is the stunning two-tone finish, with a Copper Metallic Top, and Sahara Metallic back and sides. Never short on style, this eye catching Gretsch guitar also combines key design features, hardware, and electronics that make this a true Players Edition instrument.
This G6118T is braced with the “ML” bracing pattern which combines two of Gretsch’s iconic vintage bracing systems for the best of both worlds. Parallel bracing is two struts running the length of the guitar underneath the top, for support. It leaves the guitar completely hollow which gives Gretsch guitars a ton of their unique resonant woody sound. Trestle Bracing was introduced later, and it has two struts running the length of the instrument that connect to the back of the guitar as well with four “feet”. This reduces feedback and increases sustain. “ML” bracing is two body length struts with only 2 feet connected to the back, near the bridge, which give you the openness of Parallel Bracing, with the feedback and Sustain of Trestle Bracing.
The String-Thru Bigsby Tremolo system allows the strings to be installed through a hole in the roller bar on the Bigsby, as opposed to having to hook the ball-end of the string on a pin and wrap it around the bar. This makes string changes a breeze and shortens the string break-in period. The Adjusto-Matic bridge is mounted on an rosewood based that is pinned to the body. Its sitting on retaining pins that fit into the base of the bridge to allow it to stay in place without actually being hard fastened. Up top, the Graph Tech TUSQ nut guarantees slipper string passage through the nut slots keeping your guitar in tune while you put the Bigsby into action. Locking tuners minimize wind requirements, which shortens the string stretching/break-in period, and makes string changes a breeze.
Pickups FT-67 Filter’Tron humbuckers are deliver the vintage Gretsch voicing with a bit more bite for the modern player. Another key electronics upgrade is the standard treble bleed on the master volume to maintain highs while rolling back the volume. This is done through a combination of a resistor and a capacitor in the volume circuit. The master tone has a no-load tone pot for "true bypass" of the tone circuit when turned all the way up.
- "ML" Bracing
- String-Thru Bigsby
- Locking Tuners
- Master Volume with Treble Bleed
- No-Load Tone Control
- TUSQ Nut
- Pinned Bridge
- Nickel Hardware
|Body Material:||Laminated Maple|
|Body Shape:||Anniversary, Single-Cut with 2.5" Depth|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|Neck Profile:||Standard "U"|
|Nut:||1.6875" Graph Tech|
|Bridge Pick-up:||FT-67 Filter’Tron|
|Neck Pick-up:||FT-67 Filter’Tron|
|Controls:||Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume w/ Treble Bleed, Master Tone w/ No-Load Pot, 3 Way Toggle|
|Bridge:||Adjusto-Matic with Pinned Rosewood Base, Bigbsy B6CP String Thru|
|Finish:||2 Tone Copper Metallic/Sahara Gloss Finish|
|Fingerboard Inlays:||Pearloid Neo-Classic Thumbnail|
|Tuning Machines:||Gotoh Locking|