Gretsch Adds An Item For The History Books With Their First Bass Guitar With Bigsby Vibrato
G1255 The Gretsch Guitar Company has proudly added the new Baritone/Bass guitar, model G1255, to their line of great-looking Synchromatic Electric guitars. For the first time in Gretsch history, a Bigsby vibrato will be featured on a bass guitar, giving the bass player the use of a fully functional vibrato.
The Synchromatic line of guitars has steadily grown since its reintroduction a few short years ago. In 1939, Gretsch revolutionized the guitar world by introducing the legendary Synchromatic line of guitars which had breathtaking looks and innovative constructions principles.
This appealing six string bass with a dazzling black sparkle finished body and headstock features the new Licensed line of Bigsby vibrato tailpieces. Bigsby Licensed Vibratos use the same designs as original Bigsby Vibratos with smooth finishes and precision die-cast frames. Extremely comfortable to play, this guitar delivers a clear, low-end tone thanks to two Gretsch mini humbucker pickups. This guitar will easily meet the playing needs of any serious bassist.
The Baritone/Bass guitar, which measures 1 5/8 inches thick with a scale length of 29-3/4 inches, also features a laminated rock maple neck, ebonized rosewood fingerboard, 22 frets, and dot inlays. Hardware is chrome-plated including a Tune-O-Matic bridge, master volume control, master tone control, and a three-way pickup selector switch.
Other Synchromatic Electric Bass models currently available include the G1212 Junior Jet Bass with single deluxe chrome Humbucker pickup in a black sunburst finish, the G1222 Junior Jet Bass II with dual chrome pickups in a black sunburst finish, and the G1232 long scale Jet Bass also with dual chrome pickups in a blackburst finish.