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2004 Gretsch 6120 SLTV Hollowbody Sunset Western Orange

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 2004 Gretsch 6120 SLTV Hollowbody Sunset Western Orange

From George Harrison to Bo, from The Reverend Horton Heat to Brian Setzer, and most famously Mr Guitar himself - Chet Atkins, the Gretsch sound has defined rock and roll, country, and rockabilly.

The Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body is the one that started it all. When Gretsch approached Chet--already on his way to "legendary" status--in 1954 about designing his own model, the 6120 was the result, and it quickly became one of the company's most popular models. The 6120 was present at the birth of Rock 'n' Roll, and remains a favorite to this day among players of all ages and musical genres.

The short-lived, limited Edition 6120-SLTV offered a solid maple front and back rather than the laminated maple found on most 6120s.

This is a great guitar with high end features and classic Gretsch appointments. The 6120-SLTV features 2 TV Jones pickups. The TV Classic captures the vintage twang and growl of a late 1950's, and early 1960's vintage Filter'Tron™. The all-around versatility of a TV Classic makes this a great choice for rock, rockabilly, blues, country and more!

The polished aluminum B6C Bigsby and Space Control Bridge wrap up the package very nicely offering great playability and a classic look. The 6120-SLTV  is a great choice for fingerstyle guitar but is well suited for rock and roll and rockabilly.

This 2004 Gretsch 6120-SLTV is gorgeously appointed with a single-cutaway bound hollow body with solid Maple top, three-piece rock maple neck, bound ebony fingerboard with Neo Classic thumbnail inlays, Grover Sta-Tite tuners, Space Control bridge, Bigsby B6C vibrato tailpiece and lacquer finish.

This instrument is in excellent + condition with only a few barely visible surface scratches which we have attempted to capture in the detailed photos below. It has very minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.

 

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SOLD: 1957 Gretsch 6120

 1957 Gretsch 6120

From George Harrison to Bo, from The Reverend Horton Heat to Brian Setzer, and most famously Mr Guitar himself - Chet Atkins, the Gretsch sound has defined rock and roll, country, and rockabilly.

The Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body is the one that started it all. When Gretsch approached Chet--already on his way to "legendary" status--in 1954 about designing his own model, the 6120 was the result, and it quickly became one of the company's most popular models. The 6120 was present at the birth of Rock 'n' Roll, and remains a favorite to this day among players of all ages and musical genres.

Introduced in late 1954, the 6120 featured twin DeArmond pickups, a Bigsby vibrato, a big G brand on the top, with a retail price of $385! In very late 1957, the Gretsch company started replacing the DeArmond pickups with a new "Filtertron" type pickup. The FilterTron pickup features dual-coils that are designed to "filter" out the electronic hum normally associated with single-coil pickups, while adding a warmer tone and a significantly increasing the output and sustain. At that same time, the classic "Humptop" block inlays, were starting to be replaced by the now classic "Thumbnail" inlays. Folks, you are looking at a very late 1957 model, with features available on the standard 1958 model! This is one of the latest 57's we have ever seen, preserved in all it's glory.

The 6120 was originally designed in conjunction with Chet Atkins for his particular playing and sound. Metal nut, no "G" brand, the "signpost" pickguard, original Bigsby tremolo, Horseshoe headstock inlay, knobs with the "Arrow" through the "G", it's all here. Including the "Amber Red" finish, which we all know as the Gretsch Orange!

As with any instrument of this time period, there is finish checking throughout the top. However, there are no cracks in the body whatsoever. The pickups are in fine working order, with the all that classic Gretsch tone alive and well. The fretboard does show some signs of wear and tear, with some cracks in the fingerboard. These cracks are stable, and pose no threat to the longevity of this one. The guitar as well as the original case are in remarkable condition. If you want to be a Certified Guitar player, your gonna have make a visit to the man himself, and we are sure that he is thumbpickin' up above, however, you can own the guitar that Mr. Guitar designed!

 

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SOLD: 2007 Gretsch 6122 12-String Country Gentleman

 2007 Gretsch 6122 12 String Country Gentleman

The G6122-12 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman® 12-String doubles the sound of the classic model with the chiming, jangling sound of the ’60s. Its bound double-cutaway hollow body features an arched top, parallel tone bar bracing and simulated f holes; the two-piece maple neck has a bound ebony fingerboard with zero fret and mother-of-pearl Neo Classic™ thumbnail inlays.

Other features include dual High Sensitive Filter’Tron™ pickups, three-position pickup switch, three-position master tone switch, standby switch, gold plexi pickguard, bound headstock with gold headstock nameplate and gold-plated Grover® Rotomatic® tuners, gold-plated hardware, 12-string Adjusto-Matic™ bridge, “G”-cutout tailpiece and beautiful walnut stain finish.

The Gentleman itself debuted in mid-1957, after considerable input from Chet Atkins.  The Closed body was a concession to Atkins, who was reportedly hounding  Gretsch to produce a semi-hollow guitar with a solid block through the center capable of more sustain with less feedback.  The Gentleman is a compromise, containing only a partial block down the center with sealed, imitation f-holes.

The FilterTron pickups feature dual-coils that are designed to "filter" out the electronic hum normally associated with single-coil pickups, while adding a warmer tone and a significantly increasing the output and sustain.

This guitar has some scratches on the headstock, as pictured.  The plastic is still on the pickguard, but is bubbled up, as seen in the photographs below.  Original hardshell case included.

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SOLD: 1998 Gretsch G6120TM Chet Atkins Hollow Body

 1998 Gretsch G6120TM Chet Atkins Hollow Body

From Chet to Bo, and from The Reverend Horton Heat to Brain Setzer, the Gretsch sound has defined rock and roll, country, and rockabilly.This modern version of the classic 6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body guitar features a 16"-wide, 2.5"-deep full hollow body, rock maple neck, ebony fingerboard with Neo-Classic "thumbnail" inlays, dual High Sensitive Filter'Tron pickups, Grover Rotomatic machine heads, Adjusto-Matic bridge, and Bigsby B6G vibrato tailpiece.

The Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body is the one that started it all. When Gretsch approached Chet--already on his way to "legendary" status--in 1954 about designing his own model, the 6120 was the result, and it quickly became one of the company's most popular models. The 6120 was present at the birth of Rock 'n' Roll, and remains a favorite to this day among players of all ages and musical genres. Today, Gretsch is proud to offer a stable of 6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body guitar that are fully equipped and ready to rock!

The FilterTron pickup features dual-coils that are designed to "filter" out the electronic hum normally associated with single-coil pickups, while adding a warmer tone and a significantly increasing the output and sustain. This guitar was originally designed in conjunction with Chet Atkins for his particular playing and sound. This guitar achieves Chet personal touches, at a workingman's price.

With its eye-opening tiger flame maple top, sides and back, the G6120TM is a real stunner. This Guitar features the classic combination of Filter-tron's and a Bigsby. There is no other guitar that can copy this sound. Nothing comes close for that cool swing, hip rockabilly or twanging' country.

This guitar shows some oxidation on the gold hardware, common for a guitar this age.  There is light finish scratching on the front and back that could not be photographed.  There are a few tiny marks on the headstock, shown in the photograph.  Hardshell case included.

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