Gretsch G6196T-59GE Country Club with Bigsby, Cadillac Green Metallic

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  • Two Highly Dynamic TV Jones Classic Pickups for a Vibrant Tone
  • Cadillac Green is One of the First Custom Colour Guitars by Gretsch
  • Squeezebox Paper-In-Oil Capacitors Deliver a Silky Vintage High End
  • Classic F Sound Holes Offers Acoustic Projection
  • Hollow Body Offers a Distinctive Sound & Lightweight Guitar

Gretsch G6196T-59GE Country Club with Bigsby, Cadillac Green Metallic


The Gretsch G6196T-59GE Country Club with Bigsby is crafted with a hollow laminated maple body, along with 1959 style Trestle bracing for the ultimate classic tone. Its hollow body offers a beautiful resonant sound, as well as a lightweight guitar that can be played all night long. For added volume, the Gretsch G6196T-59GE is also complete with a pair of TV Jones Classic pickups that provide you with a vibrant tone that responds accurately to your pick hand. In addition to its professional sound quality, the iconic guitar is equipped with a full range of classic features that make it instantly recognisable as a Gretsch. With its superb quality and usability, the G6196T-59GE is perfect for any level of player.

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Laminated Maple Body

The G6196T-59GE is constructed with a hollow chamber using laminated maple and offers crisp overtones while enhancing the overall resonance of the guitar. In addition, its hollow chamber offers a lightweight design that can be played all night long, making it the perfect choice for performers who gig frequently.

Comfortable Neck Profile

As well as as offering a comfortable body shape, the G6196T-59GE also features a standard “U”-shaped maple neck which bears a 12”-radius for the ultimate comfort. In addition, a rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets delivers a memorable playing experience that works with any fret-hand style.

TV Jones Classic Pickups

Equipped with a pair of TV Jones Classic pickups, the Gretsch G6196T-59GE delivers the iconic vintage twang and growl of a late 1950’s, and early 1960’s vintage Filter’Tron pickup. This versatile duo of classic pickups is a perfect choice for blues, rockabilly and country players.

Bigsby B6GVT Vibrato Tailpiece

Like many guitars by Gretsch, the G6196T-59GE Country Club features a Bigsby B6GVT vibrato tailpiece which offers a smooth tremolo system to create classic sounding pitch bend, providing evenly spread movement across all strings. The Bigsby can be used to create subtle movements in chords, adding extra depth and texture to your sound.

Classic Appointments

Not only does the G6196T-59GE Country Club provide you with an uncompromising sound, it also comes heavily equipped with high quality appointments that makes it worthy of wearing the Gretsch name. Ornate appointments include gold “G Arrow” control knobs, aged white binding with black purfling, Cadillac Green metallic lacquer finish, mother-of-pearl thumbnail inlays, gold vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo and gold Grover® Imperial™ tuning machines.


  • Honoring one of the first “custom colour” guitars created by Gretsch with a Cadillac Green metallic lacquer finish
  • Equipped with a pair of highly dynamic TV Jones® Classic pickups that react to your pick hand with vibrant tone
  • Individual pickup volume controls, master volume and a three-way tone switch, allow you to blend the pickups,
  • Includes the new Gretsch “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil capacitors delivers an incredibly silky vintage high end
  • Classic F sound holes offer a more resonant sound, and acoustic projection when unamplified
  • Standard “U”-shaped maple neck bears a 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets
  • 1959-style trestle bracing connects the top and back of this guitar for distinctive warm, balanced tone while minimizing feedback.
  • A pinned Space Control bridge allows for adjustable string spacing to fit any playing style and reacts in concert with the Bigsby B6GVT vibrato tailpiece for stable tuning and accurate intonation
  • A genuine bone nut lets the strings slide freely without binding in the slots
  • Includes a full host of Gretsch features, maintaining its classic look
  • Gold colour hardware offers a prestigious appearance
  • Laminated maple hollow body offers a distinctive sound as well as a lightweight guitar



  • Series: Gretsch® Professional Collection
  • Top Material: Laminated Maple
  • Back Material: Laminated Maple
  • Body Shape: Country Club™
  • Body Binding: Aged White with B/I Purfling
  • Body Finish: Gloss Lacquer
  • Body Colour: Cadillac Green Metallic
  • Bracing: 1959 Style Trestle


  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Shape: Standard "U"
  • Neck Binding: Aged White
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Lacquer
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.6875" (43mm)
  • Position Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl Thumbnails

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: TV Jones® Classic
  • Neck Pickup: TV Jones® Classic
  • Controls: Volume 1. Neck Pickup, Volume 2. Bridge Pickup, Master Volume
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup, 3-Position Tone Switch
  • Bridge: Space Control
  • Tuning Machines: Grover® Imperial Gold
  • Control knobs: "G" Arrow
  • Strings: Nickel Plated Steel .011-.049
  • Pickguard: Gold Plexi with Gold Gretsch Logo

*Case not included