Gretsch G6138 Bo Diddley, “G” Cutout Tailpiece, Ebony Fingerboard – Firebird Red

Serial Number: JT22124741
Weight: 7 lbs 12 oz

Bo Diddley rocked fans with his sterling chops, electrifying showmanship and outrageous guitars for more than 50 years. The G6138 is a faithful reproduction of the famous rectangular guitar Gretsch built especially for him in 1958.

Its features include a striking semi-hollow body, three-piece rock maple neck, ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, 1957-style headstock, dual High Sensitive Filter’Tron™ humbucking pickups, Adjusto-Matic™ bridge, G-cutout tailpiece, gold hardware and special Bo Diddley signature truss rod cover.

Other specifications include:

  • Model Number 2410102815
  • Series Professional Collection
  • Family Bo Diddley
  • Platform Bo Diddley
  • Color Firebird Red
  • Number of Strings 6
  • Orientation Right-Hand
  • Build Solid Body
  • Cutaway Non Cutaway
  • Body Finish Gloss Urethane
  • Body Shape Bo Diddley
  • Body Material Maple
  • Body Back Mahogany
  • Body Top Laminated Maple
  • Body Depth 2″ (50.8 mm)
  • Neck Material Rock Maple
  • Neck Finish Gloss Urethane
  • Scale Length 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Radius 12″ (305 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material Ebony
  • Number of Frets 22
  • Nut Material Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
  • Position Inlays White Pearloid Dot
  • Headstock Jet™ Style
  • Neck Plate NA
  • Bridge Pickup High Sensitive Filter’Tron™
  • Neck Pickup High Sensitive Filter’Tron™
  • Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone
  • Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration Filter’Tron™ / Filter’Tron™
  • Bridge Adjusto-Matic™ with Rosewood Base
  • Hardware Finish Gold-Plated
  • Tailpiece Gretsch® G-Cutout Tailpiece
  • Tuning Machines Grover® Rotomatic™ Die-Cast
  • Pickguard None
  • Control Knobs G-Arrow
  • Strings Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Strap Buttons Gretsch® Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs
  • Other Features Bo Diddley Signature on Trussrod Cover, Pearloid Dot Position Inlays, Body Binding, Inlaid Gretsch Logo on Headstock, Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Case/Gig Bag Included G6239 Gretsch® Bo Diddly Hardshell (p/n 099-6424-000)
  • Included Accessories Included: 099-6462-000 Gig Bag – Bo Diddley
  • 7 lbs 12 oz
  • #JT22124741

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