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Gretsch Thunder Jet - Black

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Own a Legend - Own a Gretsch!

Gretsch has been building one-of-a-kind guitars, basses and even amps going way back to the mid-1950s, all with an unmistakable vibe that carried through all the company's product line. Many of the '50s and '60s designs have become classics and are now being made again for today's players to rediscover. The Thunder Jet is a new, no-nonsense design that combines all the best features of those classic Gretsches with some modern enhancements. It features a heavily chambered, mahogany semi-hollowbody design with dual TV Jones ThunderTron pickups, a laminated arched maple top and a one-piece mahogany neck, plus the totally retro G-Cutout tailpiece and neo-classical thumbnail inlays. Naturally, it sports all the vibe you'd expect from a Gretsch!


Gretsch Thunder Jet Bass Features at a Glance:
    • Two TV Jones ThunderTron bass pickups
    • One-piece mahogany neck with bound ebony fretboard and "thumbnail" inlays
    • Includes plush-lined deluxe hard case
    • Heavily chambered, semi-hollowbody mahogany body with laminated maple top
    • Space Control bridge and G-Cutout tailpiece

Heavily chambered, semi-hollowbody mahogany body with laminated maple top
The Gretsch Thunder Jet Bass is based on the classic G6128 Duo Jet body design. It features a heavily chambered, semi-hollowbody design made from select mahogany with an arched, laminated maple top. This design features all the tonal benefits of the mahogany and maple design, but without the extra weight you might expect. Perfect for bass players looking for a stage-ready bass with Gretsch vibe and plenty of versatility for any style of music.

Two TV Jones ThunderTron bass pickups
TV Jones pickups accurately reproduce the distinctive look and sound of the totally best classic Gretsch pickups. The Thunder Bass is shipped fully loaded with a pair of TV Jones ThunderTron bass pickups, a three-position toggle switch, two volume controls (one for the bridge pickup and the other for the neck pickup) plus a master volume and master tone.

One-piece mahogany neck with bound ebony fretboard and "thumbnail" inlays
In true Gretsch fashion, the Thunder Bass comes standard with a solid, one-piece mahogany neck with a fully bound rosewood fretboard, perfectly complemented by the neo-classical "thumbnail" position inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets.
Space Control bridge, "G" arrow knobs and G-Cutout tailpiece
It wouldn't be a Gretsch without those little extra touches you've come to expect. These include the patented Space Control bridge on an ebony base plus the totally cool, "G" arrow knobs and chrome G-Cutout tailpiece. Up on stage you're not only making music, you're also making a fashion statement. Also guaranteed to turn heads in the studio.

Includes plush-lined deluxe hard case
The original Gretsch instruments came without a case. But today's Thunder Jet Bass comes standard with a deluxe, plush-lined hard case for max protection of your investment between gigs.


Gretsch Thunder Jet Bass Features:
    • Color: Mahogany stain with black top
    • No. of Strings: 4
    • Body Wood: Mahogany
    • Neck: One-piece mahogany
    • SCALE: 30.3"
    • Machine Heads: Sperzel locking machine heads
    • Fingerboard: Rosewood
    • No. of Frets: 22
    • Pickups: Two TV Jones ThunderTron
    • Controls: Two volume (one per pickup), master volume, master tone
    • Pickup Switching: Three-position toggle switch
    • Bridge: Ebony base with Space Control bridge
    • Hardware: Chrome
    • Case: Deluxe hard

Gretsch Thunder Jet - Black Specs:
Body Shape Jet
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Black
Body Material Semi-hollow Mahogany
Body Finish Gloss Urethane
Neck Material Mahogany, Set
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Thumbnail
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 30.3"
Nut Width 1.6875"
Bridge/Tailpiece Ebony Based Space Control Bridge, G-cutout Tailpiece
Tuners Sperzel Locking Machine Heads
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup TV Jones Thunder'Tron Humbucker
Bridge Pickup TV Jones Thunder'Tron Humbucker
Controls 3 x Volume, 1 x Tonre
Case Included Hardshell

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