1958 Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet

One of the most iconic guitar models of the 1950s, the black Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet is perhaps the most recognizable guitar Gretsch ever produced and has certainly caught the eye of many a guitar-slinger through the years. This guitar was built with a mix of 1957 and 1958 features and is a fairly uniquely appointed 6128. There aren’t too many Duo Jets that were built with the combination of Thumbprint inlays, Dynasonic pickups and a Melita bridge.

This example is in lovely condition and is in perfect playing order with replaced frets and fresh set-up work. The guitar is largely original, including finish, pickups and wiring harness, Melita bridge, tuners, and all hardware. The Bigsby tailpiece is newer, and the pickguard is likely a very well-made reproduction. We’ve known this guitar for over a decade and have been involved with its maintenance throughout. The fretwork was done in our shop, and the guitar comes with a second bridge base and TonePros Tune-o-Matic bridge that we installed for the guitar’s previous owner. It’s easy to install, and offers a slight tonal variation from the original Melita.

Perfect neck angle, excellent set-up, and very little fretwear. An incredible sounding guitar, with that fat, full and bright Dynasonic tone. D-shaped neck carve with a 1-11/16” nut width and 24.75” scale. Playwear is relatively light, and the binding is in great shape.

With original hardshell case