Gretsch reveals model lineup for 2021, including a 1989 Sparkle Jet reissue
Gretsch has announced a host of new models for 2021 – including new entries into its Vintage Select Edition, Players Edition, Limited Edition, Electromatic and Streamliner ranges of guitars.
The Vintage Select range sees the revival of two guitars from 1989: the G6129T-89VS ’89 Sparkle Jet and the G6128T-89VS ’89 Duo Jet. Both feature period-correct chambered mahogany construction, as well as maple set necks topped with 12-inch radius rosewood fingerboards, and Bigsby vibratos.
Image: GretschElectronics-wise, both have TV Jones TV Classic Plus in the bridge and TV Jones TV Classic in the neck, for classic, open Filter’Tron sounds. These are controlled by a master volume with treble bleed circuit, master tone, individual pickup volume controls and three-way pickup toggle switch.
Gretsch says this classic late-80s design “rocked the forefront of the Pacific Northwest grunge movement that overtook the music world in the early 1990s” – a nod to the model’s close association with Soundgarden legend Chris Cornell, whose Gold Sparkle Jet featured heavily in the Black Hole Sun video.
The G6129T-89VS Vintage Select ’89 Sparkle Jet comes in Gold Sparkle or Silver Sparkle, and lists for $2,599.99 / £2,759 / €3,069. The G6128T-89VS Vintage Select ’89 Duo Jet comes in Black, and lists for $2,599.99 / £2,759 / €3,069. Both will be available in March 2021.
Players Edition Jet
The 2021 Gretsch lineup also includes G6228TG-PE Players Edition Jet, which comes with gold hardware and a Bigsby tailpiece. Its construction consists of a chambered mahogany body with a maple top, and it’s loaded with Gretsch Broad’Tron BT65 pickups.
The 6228TG-PE Players Edition Jet comes in either Cadillac Green, Midnight Sapphire or Walnut Stain, all with a with black pickguard. It lists for $2,599 / £2,429 / €2,699 and is available starting March 2021.
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