clubThe Gretsch G6192 Country Club is one of the Professional collection guitars released by Gretsch. The Country Club has a long history with Gretsch who first introduced the guitar back in the 1950’s and then over the years it was refined and tinkered with different woods and component – although not as popular as Gretsch’s Falcon series the Country Club remains admired as one of their prestige instruments. 

After a few years in the wilderness the Country Club was re-introduced in the late 1990’s. The current incarnation of the country club still features the single cutaway design, the modern version utilizes a laminate maple top – maple body and three piece maple neck. The 21 Fret fingerboard is rosewood with a 12” radius. Tuners are supplied by Grover and are Gold plated Die-Cast Grover Imperial tuners. Electronics are covered by 2 DynaSonic single coil Pickups, a volume control for each together with a master volume and master tone control.

Looks wise well it’s a Gretsch and as with most Gretsch it looks really beautiful up close and personal – The G6193 is available in Sunburst (and Amber Natural for the G6193 version). Gretsch finish this Country Club Guitar with a Gloss Urethane finish – hardware is Gold – the tailpiece is the traditional Gretsch G-Cutout tailpiece. The G6192 comes with some pretty features – mainly around the looks – the guitar has aged finishing including the Position markers, f-holes and body bindings – these all add up to a really nice looking instrument.

When you pick up the guitar as with all hollowbodies it’s light and comfortable to play – size wise the guitar is 17” wide and 2.75” Deep – with a single cutaway design it’s nice to play sitting down without a strap – the single cutaway gives good access to the higher points on the neck and the action is nice and smooth.

The DynaSonic’s (long a mainstay of Gretsch guitars) seem to fit somewhere between a Fender single Coil and a P90 and sound wise the single coils have a vibrant clean tone with some top end oomph – this will please the Jazzers amongst us and give a pure clean tone and with a touch of reverb give that classic semi tone. The pickups have enough about them to offer some versatility too they provide enough dynamics and clarity that suit country sound to a tee whilst with a little encouragement can offer just enough growl to keep blues enthusiasts content.

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