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Guitar Question

Postby John A » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:22 pm

The first of Feb, I am going to be purchasing a new Gretsch. Which model has the short scale?
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Re: Guitar Question

Postby thenorm » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:27 am

Since it's your money be sure to do your homework but I think you'll find most of the Chet models have the same scale length of 24.6"

EXCEPT

the 6122-59

which has 25.5 scale length

Gretsch site:

http://www.gretschguitars.com/products?section=guitars
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Re: Guitar Question

Postby John A » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:24 am

The 6122-59 is also one that I wanted to look at because it has a wider neck. I'm not excited about the longer scale though.

Any thoughts on the CGP? Isn't is also the longer scale? Some have said that it has the wider neck and then I have heard that it didn't.
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Re: Guitar Question

Postby thenorm » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:35 am

When Paul first described the CGP neck he said this:

"...As for the guitar itself, the neck is the same at the nut as the 6122-59 Gretsch Country Gentleman and the taper is the same as the Gibson Country Gentleman...."

The CGP has the standard 24.6 scale. If you go to the Gretsch website I left you can check out the specs on each guitar for scale and width at the nut for yourself.

The 6122-59 Gretsch Country Gentleman is what it is because that's how Chet ordered it in 1959 and modified it as time went on. He asked for Gretsch to give him a wider neck and increase the scale on it. Then he changed iout the switches and pickups over time.
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Re: Guitar Question

Postby John A » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:59 am

Thanks for the info. This gives me something to work with.
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