2003 Gretsch Country Classic I


When Chet Atkins moved in the Gibson direction Gretsch lost the right to call the 6220S a "Country Gentlemen" - instead it was called a "Country Classic". The 'I' indicates a single cutaway. Double cuts are predictably suffixed by 'II".

I sold my 335 to enter the rockabilly realm of Gretsch. I've always loved Brian Setzer's playing and Richard leant me his White Falcon at a practice after the guitar I had bought along failed. I was smitten!

I can't make my mind up with this guitar whether I prefer the scratchplate on or off... Normally it's not an issue - I generally don't like scatchplate- period.

This guitar loves The Monkees songs, Pretty Woman and Sleepwalk.. plus anything rockabilly...