From the Gretsch Professional Collection comes a cutting-edge update of the company’s vintage classic electric guitar to fuel a new generation of guitarists looking to take their music into the future. The Gretsch G6229 Limited-edition Sparkle Jet BT combines the harmonic resonance of a chambered mahogany body and a maple top with the sonic potency of Gretsch’s full-spectrum Broad’Tron BT-65 humbuckers and the fluid pitch expression of a genuine Bigsby string-through vibrato tailpiece to deliver a staggering range of tone. From shimmering cleans to beastly overdrive, your every wish is your Sparkle Jet’s command.
Chambered mahogany body for harmonically rich tone
For the G6229 Limited-edition Sparkle Jet BT, Gretsch starts with a select 1.85-inch-thick mahogany body and maple top combo that delivers strong, balanced midrange. Strategic body chambering provides smooth attack and extended, harmonically lush bandwidth while reducing weight — which you’ll definitely appreciate during marathon gigs! This chambered tonewood recipe, key to the classic Jet sound, serves as the tonal foundation to which Gretsch adds a pair of remarkable humbucking pickups.
Broad’Tron BT-65 pickups for power and fidelity
The G6229 Limited-edition Sparkle Jet BT is powered by Gretsch’s outstanding Broad’Tron BT-65 pickups. Designed by renowned pickup guru Tim Shaw, the BT-65 harnesses this guitar’s broad sonic range and flawlessly delivers its extended lows, powerful mids, and smooth, clear high end in a masterful display of full-spectrum fidelity and wall-shaking power. You’ll find the Limited-edition Jet BT has you covered for any genre-hopping live gig or recording session. From sparkling cleans to brutal overdrive — and all tonal colors in between — everything’s on the menu. Guitarists at Maxwell's House of Music love these pickups. We’re sure you will, too.
Gretsch’s legacy in American music
The G6229TG Limited-edition Sparkle Jet BT transports you back to Gretsch’s roots in American music. Everyone knows Gretsch electric guitars and drums, but did you know that got their start in 1883 as a banjo company? It wasn’t long before Gretsch was making mandolins, ukuleles, and eventually flat-top and lap steel guitars, contributing to the very roots of American music. So when you make music on a Gretsch, you’re playing more than a great instrument, you’re playing a piece of American music history.
Gretsch G6229TG Limited-edition Sparkle Jet BT with Bigsby Features:
A cutting-edge take on the classic Gretsch Sparkle Top
Acoustically rich chambered mahogany body and maple top
Mahogany neck with Standard "U" profile; 24.6-inch scale length
Rosewood fingerboard, 12-inch radius
22 medium-jumbo frets, pearloid Big Block inlays
2 Broad’Tron BT-65 humbucking pickups
Players Edition control set
2 volume; 1 tone control; 3-position toggle pickup selector switch