Premier Guitar Traces History of Gretsch Duo Jets

Premier Guitar‘s September issue features a Gretsch “Holy Grail Jet” on its cover and a historical piece inside the issue on the genesis of the Gretsch Duo Jet.  The piece is written by Gretsch authority Ed Ball, who wrote Gretsch 6120: The History of a Legendary Guitar.

It’s a great read as it unearths several of the subtle nuances of the Duo Jet, which debuted in 1953.

Click here to read the piece, but first, let’s test your own knowledge of the Duo Jet.

How many units comprised the debut 1953 Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet batch?

What is the identifying feature of these debut-batch Duo Jets?

The serial numbers of his batch ranged from what to what?