The Evo­lu­tion Of Gretsch 6129 Sil­ver Jet

Guitarist - - Classic Gear -

1955

Two DeAr­mond Dy­na­sonic pick­ups, block in­lays and Melita Syn­chro-Sonic in­to­na­tion-ad­justable bridge

1956

Hump block in­lays

Early-1958

‘Thumb print’ cres­cent shaped in­lays over bass edge of fret­board up to 17th fret

Mid-1958

Roller bridge added al­low­ing space con­trol be­tween strings

1958

Two Gretsch Fil­ter’Trons re­place DeAr­mond Dy­na­sonic pick­ups and mas­ter tone con­trol changes

1959

Zero fret added

1961

Sym­met­ri­cal dou­ble cut­away added for eas­ier ac­cess to up­per frets

1962

Burns vi­brato and standby switch added; gold hard­ware and pick­guard

1963

Dis­con­tin­ued as sep­a­rate model (avail­able as Duo-Jet cus­tom fin­ish or­der)

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