The Gretsch 6120 is a guitar that's been through more than its fair share of changes over the years, but the heart and soul of the original mid-1950s model endorsed by Chet Atkins has always stayed alive. Today's 6120 models are as faithful as they've ever been to this instrument's golden age, so there's never been a better time to add a Gretsch 6120 to your own guitar collection. Played over the years by artists including Eddie Cochran, Duane Eddy, Eric Clapton and Brian Setzer, this hollowbody's history is closely tied to the rockabilly genre, but that's only part of what the 6120 can do: with its versatile design, it's ready to tackle virtually anything you want to play.
One of the first things you'll probably notice when you look at the lineup of Gretsch 6120 guitars is that most of the options here are signature models. That makes sense when you consider that this is a family of instruments best identified by the legendary musicians who have played them. Just take a look at the Brian Setzer Signature Nashville Guitar for example, or the Reverend Horton Heat Electric Guitar. And for those who want the most original 6120, there are a handful of Chet Atkins models - a fitting tribute to the artist who helped put this Gretsch guitar series on the map in the first place.
If you're looking for the absolute best of the best, make sure to check out the Gretsch Guitars Custom Shop 6120 DSW '55 Relic Electric Guitar. Also based on Chet Atkins' exacting specifications, this model is painstakingly American-made in the Gretsch custom shop. It comes with Dynasonic pickups, Bigsby tremolo, Gotoh vintage-style tuners, a signature pickguard and all kinds of other details that give it the look, feel and sound of its iconic ancestors built back in the '50s.
When it comes to hollowbody guitars, there's just no substitute for Gretsch. The 6120 series' classic western looks, traditional f-holes, raised pickguards and other distinctive features make it a striking instrument that stands out from the moment you lift it out of its case. And that's not even the best part: the real beauty comes when you take to the strings and let one of these guitars show off the sound that's made them famous for more than 60 years.