Dave Grohl’s 1990s Gretsch G6128T Duo-Jet
According to Dave, he used a Gretsch Duo-Jet on the Foo Fighter’s 1999 album There Is Nothing Left to Lose.
Guitar-wise, I used my Gibson Trini Lopez, a Fender Telecaster, a Gretsch Duo-Jet, some Les Pauls, Explorers, and RD Artists.Rockin’ Grohl Hoochie Foo – Guitar One 1999
Specifically, he mentioned using the guitar for the chorus on the song “Headwires”.
The main riff [on Headwires] is an Explorer playing through the Memory Man and the Vox, and the harmonics were done with the same setup. The choruses are the Duo Jet running through a Rat and the Vox. The high, picking part in the middle eight is an SG through the Memory Man.Dave Grohl’s No Fuzz Zone – Guitar Player 1999
Unfortunately, there are no photos of Dave with the guitar that were taken during these specific studio sessions. But, Dave did appear with a Gretsch Duo-Jet in the 2018 documentary “Play” (photo below).
Even though this is almost 20 years later, it is possible that this is the same exact guitar that he used in the studio on There Is Nothing Left to Lose. After all, in the documentary he also played his Gibson Triny Lopez, a guitar that he had since 1992.
Based on the looks, this is a 1990s Gretsch G6128T Duo Jet (for comparison see this 1990 G6128T Duo Jet at BriansGuitars) with a Bigsby B3C vibrato tailpiece and an Adjusto-Matic bridge.
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