1969 Gretsch 6120

Specs
  • Double cutaway, Hollow body, 16 inches wide
  • 24.5″ scale length, 2 1/4″ thick body
  • Two painted “F” holes
  • Two Filter’tron humbucking pickups
  • Gretsch “V” bigsby
  • Metal aluminum nut
  • Ebony fingerboard with thumbprint inlays
  • Two switches on upper bass bout
  • Two Separate pickup volume knobs
  • Master volume knob on cutaway
  • Standby switch on lower treble bout
  • Zero fret
  • Smooth Leather back pad
  • Single mute
  • Chet Atkins signature and “Nashville” on pickguard
  • Nameplate on headstock
Non-Original
  • Bridge
  • The pad on the mute
  • Refret
Aesthetic Condition

Very Good. The guitar is beautiful but shows its age. It has play wear and light scuffing. The pickups are oxidized from age. The binding has cracks but is in overall great shape for an old Gretsch, none is missing and smooth all around the guitar. These are all due to age and come across beautifully in this vintage guitar. There is also a crack in the pick guard. The leather snap on back pad is in surprisingly great shape.

Playability

Excellent. This guitar plays wonderfully well. It has a fantastic refret, and playing it is like playing a new guitar. All the electronics work seamlessly, and the pickups sound amazing! Action can be as low as you want it without any deadness or buzz or rattle. Neck is straight as an arrow and feels and plays great. Everything works as it should. All around great playing guitar.

NON-ORIGINAL
  • Bridge
  • The pad on the mute
  • Refret

The Gretsch 6120

The Gretsch 6120 first appeared in the 1950s. It was the first of many guitars that Gretsch would develop with famed guitar phenom, Chet Atkins. The 6120 was unexpectedly adopted by the likes of Eddie Cochran and Duane Eddy, and it became an iconic symbol of the rebellion of rockabilly music. The guitar was discontinued in the 1970s. Then, it was reborn with Brian Setzer of the Stray Cats. And today, there are several different 6120 models available from Gretsch.

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