Another company that releases in summer some Limited Edition guitars is Gretsch and its last release is a re-creation of a prototype made in 1956 by Gretsch and Ray Butts that allowed to redirect the low strings (6th, 5th and 4th) in one output and the high in the other (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and was used by Chet Atkins to use the 2 separate inputs of his amp on the recording studio. This hollow body model, called Gretsch G6120-CGP Chet Atkins Stereo Guitar, will have this option available only in the neck pickup but also will include simulated f-holes to look like the original.
The Gretsch G6120-CGP Chet Atkins Stereo Guitar features laminated maple body, 3-piece maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, 22 frets, 24.6″ scale length, Rocking Bar bridge, Bigsby B6G vibrato tailpiece, 2 TV Jones Dual Coil pickups, 3-way pickup switch, mono/stereo switch and 3 volume controls (one per pickup and a master one).
This model comes with a hardshell case and there will be only 75 models produced. The Gretsch G6120-CGP Chet Atkins Stereo Guitar will be available at the end of this month (probably on 29) and its price will be $2,750.