G6128T Duo Jet review by Gretsch

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.6 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.4 (38 votes)
Gretsch: G6128T Duo Jet
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Purchased from: Tom Lee Music

Sound — 10
It has a very nice sound. It suits my style completely. (rock, blues, blues rock, slide and other stuff). I am using a Fender Hot Rod Deville, a Boss Blues Driver, Metal Zone and Crybaby Wah. Is is not too noisy! Only a bit on the bridge setting. It can have a range of rich/full tone to a bright trebley sound. The dynsonic pickups give the guitar a real retro look and Vintage Gretsch sound. It has a tone control and a volume control for each pickup as well as a master volume control. The chromeplated tuners are high-ratio and stay in tune. Lets not forget the Gretsch Bigsby Tremolo tailpiece and roller bridge. This is truely a classic guitar with a Vintage sound. There's nothing else that sounds quite like it.

Overall Impression — 10
I just love it. The guitar is of value and quality. Gretsch products are great products. The classic Gretsch Duo Jet traces its lineage to the earliest days of Rock music.

Reliability & Durability — 8
It is already a veteran of at least 15 shows, and it just keeps rockin'. The strap buttons need to be tightend. I would use it without a backup; strings are very easy to change. The finish is great.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Action is great! There are no flaws. The neck is also made of mahogany with an ebony stained rosewood fretboard and hump block inlaid position markers. It has a scale of 24.6" and comes with an adjustable truss rod and pearl inlaid headpiece. The frets are made of nickel silver that looks brillient with the chromeplated hardware.

Features — 10
I love my Duo Jet. It has a bigspy vibrato, dual humbuckers and great sound and playability. It has 22 frets, a fairly thin rosewood neck and Neo markers. It is a gloss black top made from arched laminated maple. Passive electronics. Non-locking grovers. Included with hard case and keys/allan set.

4 comments sorted by best / new / date

    dave344
    The factory setting of the bigsby is a bit sloppy and the first few uses of the tremolo detune the guitar more than usual. Other than that feels and sounds like a gretsch.
    SEANOmd
    5dilloneastoe wrote: how heavy is it? in comparison to an es-335 and a fender
    a fender WHAT?
    sg4ever
    SEANOmd wrote: 5dilloneastoe wrote: how heavy is it? in comparison to an es-335 and a fendera fender WHAT?
    +1 A Fender Strat and a Fender Tele are different weights. Usually the Strats are lighter and Teles are for the most part heavier.