If you were already drooling over Gretsch’s standard G6118 Anniversary model hollowbody (like me) you may need resuscitation after you read this.
Gretsch has recently announced their 2007 models, and among four new electric six-strings (not to mention an acoustic/electric, and the insane Jupiter Thunderbird bass) is the updated & upgraded G6118T-LTV––basically a suped-up version of the G6118.
According to their spec sheet the guitar will sport a host of new upgrades, including a pair of TV Jones Classic pickups (the original has high-sensitive Filtertrons,) a pinned adjusto-matic bridge, trestle bracing, a Bigsby B6C vibrato tailpiece, and what looks like a drop-dead gorgeous new lacquered two-tone “smoke green” finish.
The Gretsch G6118T-LTV will also feature a laminated maple body (16“ x 2.5”,) maple neck (24.6“ scale length,) ebony fretboard with 22 MJ frets and a 12” radius, Grover Sta-Tite tuners, knurled strap knobs, G-Arrow knobs, and nickel hardware. Should sell for around $2,600.