A really Gretsch-y sounding Gretsch! All the gnarly drive and tone you'd expect from the BroadTron pickups, a name I'm not sure about but the sound is there so whatevah!
The chambered body is partially responsible for the tone, but also the great resonance and light, comfortable feel of the guitar.
The 12" neck radius and medium jumbo frets really let you dig in and bend, and the neck profile/thickness are just about right for any player - not too fat, not too slim.
Gretsch's website info for this guitar.
Specs of this particular guitar:
- Weight: 7lbs 6oz
- Scale: 24 3/4"
- Nut width: 1 11/16"
- Frets: Med Jumbo - 22 frets
- Neck measurements may vary depending on measurement technique:
- Neck thickness at 1st fret: .818"
- Neck thickness at 7th fret: .877"
- Neck thickness at 12th fret: .935"
- Original, black hard case. Straplocks to match the buttons on the guitar.
- Gretsch has re-issued the original certificate and paperwork for this guitar, so it is now included. When I first acquired the guitar I found that the wrong paperwork had been included in the case by the dealer. Gretsch very quickly offered to replace it!
Power, Fidelity & Complete Tonal Control
The all-new G6228 Players Edition Jet™ BT with V-Stoptail gives you powerful overdrive and shimmering cleans at the stomp of a switch.
Chambered Mahogany Bodies — Thick and Acoustically Rich
Each Jet BT begins with a select 1.85" mahogany body with maple top that produces a strong, balanced mid-range, while the chambered body delivers a smooth attack and extended bandwidth that is remarkably wide and harmonically rich.
Broad'Tron™ BT65 Pickups – Power & Fidelity
This powerful platform is fueled by all-new Gretsch Broad'Tron™ BT65 pickups. Designed by the famed Tim Shaw, the BT65 meticulously captures the guitar's sonic palette and reproduces powerful mids, extended lows and an exceptionally clear, yet smooth high end. The result is the perfect mixture of wall-shaking power and full-spectrum fidelity that delivers unparalleled overdrive and shimmering cleans — all at the stomp of a switch.
Players Edition Comfort, Control & Performance
The Jet™ BT comes equipped with the Players Edition premium feature set, providing you with total control of your tone.