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Premier Guitar Traces History of Gretsch Duo Jets

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Premier Guitar‘s September issue features a Gretsch “Holy Grail Jet” on its cover and a historical piece inside the issue on the genesis of the Gretsch Duo Jet.  The piece is written by Gretsch authority Ed Ball, who wrote Gretsch 6120: The History of a Legendary Guitar.

It’s a great read as it unearths several of the subtle nuances of the Duo Jet, which debuted in 1953.

Click here to read the piece, but first, let’s test your own knowledge of the Duo Jet.

How many units comprised the debut 1953 Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet batch?

What is the identifying feature of these debut-batch Duo Jets?

The serial numbers of his batch ranged from what to what?


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One Response to Premier Guitar Traces History of Gretsch Duo Jets

  1. Good morning! I’d like to share a new video featuring Chet Atkins on YouTube.

    I am a printer in Nashville, TN and recently had the honor of producing the book Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The book complements the new museum exhibit by the same name.

    The 5 minute video shows the production of the book and has a surprise ending – 2 minutes of a home video taken by Howard Harris of Chet Atkins playing a Carter Family song while at Grandpa Jones’ cabin in 1988.

    I hope you’ll take a few minutes to enjoy the video.
    Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi9I_ddeZyg
    If you like the video please forward this, Tweet it, talk about it on Facebook, tell all your friends !

    The 5 minute video has a surprise ending – a home video taken by Howard Harris of Chet Atkins playing a Carter Family song while at Grandpa Jones’ cabin in 1988.

    The book is for sale at the Country Museum Hall of Fame and on their website.
    Thanks so much!
    Twyla

    PS: If you like the video, I’d love to hear your comments about it.

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