This is a vintage 1966 Gretsch Tennessean 6119 semi-hollowbody electric guitar. This particular example, serial number 861197, is in very good 100% all original condition and includes the original hard shell case!
This ’66 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean 6119 features: bound maple top, maple back and sides, the original rich cherry finish, 2-piece mahogany neck, bound rosewood fingerboard with thumbnail inlays, headstock veneer, (2) HiLo’Tron pickups, zero fret, large bar bridge, Gretsch Bigsby tailpiece, chrome G-Arrow knobs, painted white-border F-holes, and the original gray hard shell case.
The action/playability, neck angle, neck profile are all fantastic. Recently professionally setup with Pyramid .010-.42 gauge strings, this particular Tennessean is amazingly alive with character and full of inspiration. This is one of those special guitars that prompts continuous creative playing and is conducive to effortless and smooth control. The HiLo-Tron pickups sound fantastic and easily deliver the dynamic and lively tone that originally attracted Harrison and many others to this model over 50 years ago.
The guitar has the absolute earliest stages of infamous Gretsch binding rot. It is 99% intact and cosmetically fine, however there is one small area with some chipping and flaking. The binding and neck heel cap are both weather-checked, and have probably been in this condition for over 30+ years. Otherwise, the guitar is in a strong 9/10 cosmetic condition, and is quite clean, exhibiting no serious playing wear. It weighs 6 lbs. and 15 oz., and feels fantastic.