Very good condition featuring single cutaway laminated maple body, multiple bindings on the top and back body edges, two oversized bound f-holes, two volume controls and one master volume control with knurled metal knobs with Gretsch G and arrow logos, two patent applied for Filter'Tron humbucking pickups with silver pickup surrounds, black enameled Bigsby tailpiece, wooden bridge base with compensated steel saddle, three way pickup selector switch, three way tone selector switch, two-piece maple neck with black line center seam, multiple bound ebony fingerboard with zero fret and Neoclassical thumbnail inlays starting at the first fret, multiple bound peghead with black peghead overlay and mother of pearl Gretsch logo inlay with elongated T, multi-ply truss rod cover, Grover Rotomatic tuning machines, knurled screw in strap buttons, nickel plated metal hardware, sunburst finish and original Gretsch hard shell case.
This 60 year old Gretsch 6192 Country Club is one badass guitar. This guitar has been played extensively and sounds absolutely fantastic through an amp. This guitar was refretted with jumbo frets years ago by a reputable Nashville repairman and plays great. The top of this guitar is highly figured and looks great in the light and in photos. There is finish checking as well as some dings and scratches throughout and extensively in the forearm area on the top of the body. The Bigsby tailpiece has been added but is vintage. The tuning machines are Grover Pat Pending Rotomatics that have been on this guitar for quite some time (The original tuners are long gone. The original holes have been filled but are still visible). All of the finish has worn off the back of the neck and there are marks from a capo up and down the neck. The pickguard is missing. The patent applied for Filter'Tron pickups are absolutely fantastic and ring out like a bell with a clean or overdriven amp. The pots are modern replacements and the originals are in the case as is the original Rocker-bar bridge.
This guitar has a thinner body than 6192s of previous years and is very comfortable to sit with and to play with a strap. If you're on the hunt for a serious vintage Gretsch hollowbody to play, this one takes the cake.