1994 Gretsch 6120w near mint condition
super clean case!
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Very early Fred Gretsch Enterprises Ltd build, just after the Gretsch re-emergence. The Baldwyn collapse in 1983
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Serial #: 942120W-689
Body size at lower bout: 16″. Scale length: 24 3/4″ Nut Width: 1 11 1/6″ Body depth: 2 3/4″
Materials: Solid maple neck with curly maple head-plate; solid ebony fingerboard with cactus and longhorn inlays; arched maple top, back and sides; two ply body and f-hole binding; solid bone nut.
Hardware: 100% original gold plated hardware includes twin Patent # Filter ‘Tron humbucking pickups; Gretsch logo Bigsby tailpiece and Grover Rotomatic tuners; gold Lucite pickguard with Gretsch Nashville logo; adjustable roller bridge with ebony base; independent “G Arrow” volume knobs for each pickup; master volume and tone knobs; three way pickup selector switch.
Notes: In late 1954, Gretsch introduced the guitar that would become its most iconic creation: the Chet Atkins Hollow Body. Designed in collaboration with Nashville’s most famous instrumentalist, the 6120 drew upon Chet’s long recording and performing experience to create an exceptionally versatile, highly playable electric instrument. The fully hollow body, slimmer in depth than conventional archtops, lent a more comfortable feel. A handily placed master volume control facilitated dynamics during play. Later renamed the Nashville Model, the 6120 became one of the first production guitars to be factory equipped with a Bigsby vibrato tailpiece as standard equipment.
And style? From its G logo cattle brand on top, to the fence rail pickguard graphic, the Chet Atkins Gretsch cowboy’d up big time with cactus, cattle, rifle and arrow inlays inscribed right into the mother of pearl. This 6120W Nashville Reissue combines many of the most desirable features of this long-time favourite. Twin Filter-Tron pickups offer lively, hum-free performance, with master volume and tone controls for ease of operation. And the adjustable roller bridge allows accurate compensation strings of any gauge, without compromising the smooth operation of the Gretsch logo Bigsby tailpiece.
This example is in superb condition, 100% original, without cracks, pick or buckle wear. Apart from a few tiny pin head finish impressions on the back, the instrument appears virtually unplayed. The guitar has a fine versatile voice covering the gamut from bebop to rockabilly, with action smooth and low over a comfy, gentle D profile neck. An exceptional example of a historic model unavailable for almost half a century. From Eddie Cochran and Duane Eddy to George Harrison and Brian Setzer, several generations of guitar heroes have fallen for the guitar that put the ‘Western’ back into ‘Country and Western’. Call now.
Setup: The frets are showing almost no ware; truss-rod tension and neck relief adjusted; bridge height adjusted; bridge compensation set; string slots at nut and bridge inspected and recut as necessary; bridge foot contour inspected and fit to top as necessary; bridge radius inspected and recurved as necessary; body and neck cleaned and hand polished.
Setup: This instrument is strung with light gauge nickel strings (.010-.048). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 5/64″ to 6/64″ at the 12th fret, with moderate relief. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.
Case: Original grey deluxe arched plush lined Gretsch hardshell case.
Info from Archtop.com as they had an almost identical instrument.