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      Gretsch Guitars G6120DC Chet Atkins Nashville Electric Guitar (512990)
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The modern version of the 6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body that started it all!

Built for comfort and speed! Based on the 1962 model 6120, the Chet Atkins Nashville hollowbody double-cutaway electric guitar features two high sensitive Filter'Tron pickups, Gretsch rocking bar bridge, Bigsby B6C vibrato tailpiece, and flip-up muffler system. Complete with simulated f-holes and snap-on back pad. Finished in high-gloss stain.

Gretsch Guitars G6120DC Chet Atkins Nashville Electric Guitar Features:

  • Body Style: Double-cutaway
    Scale Length: 24.6" (625mm)
    Top: Arched laminated maple
    Back and sides: Routed Maple/Basswood Sides, Arched Laminated Maple Back, 15.77" Wide, 2" Deep
    Neck: 3-Piece Maple/Walnut/Maple
    Pickups: 2 High Sensitive Filter'tron™ Pickups
    Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle:
    Position 1. Bridge Pickup
    Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups
    Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup),
    Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup),
    Master Volume,
    3-Position Toggle Master Tone Switch,
    Standby Switch
    Width At Nut: 1-11/16" (43mm)
    Fretboard: Ebony, 12" Radius (305mm)
    Bridge: Ebony-Based Chrome Rocking Bar Bridge
    Tailpiece: Gretsch Bigsby B6G Vibrato Tailpiece
    Hardware: Polished Aluminum, Chrome and Gold-Plated
    Finish: Gloss Urethane
    No. Of Frets: 22 (Plus Zero Fret)
    Machine Heads: Gold-Plated Grover V98g Sta-Tite™ Die-Cast Tuners
    Unique Features: Single Lever Activated String Mute, Snap-On Back Pad, Neo Classic Thumbnail Inlay Position Markers, Zero Fret, Curly Maple Headstock Overlay, Inlaid Pearloid Horseshoe And Gretsch Logo On Headstock, Bound Fingerboard And Headstock, Multiple Body Bindings, Simulated F-Holes, Aluminum Bigsby Paired With Gold-Plated Hardware, Gold Plexi Pickguard With Chet Atkins Signature, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod




Gretsch Guitars G6120DC Chet Atkins Nashville Electric Guitar

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  • Unmatched and unique

    As reviewed by Nathan Whited on 4/15/2012

    I play one of these made in the late 60's. Truth be told it's not mine it's my keyboardist, and he inherited it from his late grandpa. I can tell you one thing, I've played a few guitars and nothing even comes close to the pickups in this guy, the tone is crystal clear. I occasionally have a problem with a hum but I think that's more due to old wiring and an improper ground. I can also say that this guitar is OVER DESIGNED. I mean everything on it makes sense but some if it is definitely unnecessary. Like a mute bar? Or how bout the mud switch, which is basically a high frequency roll off. Still... I've actually used the mute bar to get a sitar type sound out of this guitar, quite effectively. And when I am running some high gain fuzz on the high pickup I can use the mud switch and it seems to smooth out the signal in just the right way. OR wait, I forgot about the fake F-holes. Now, it's still a hollow body but they covered up the F-holes to cut back on the feedback, which it actually does. You can still get feedback pretty easily if your going for it but it's about half of what a regular full hollow body would be. Of course the Bigsby IS totally necessary and has become such an integral part of my playing style. I would never stop playing this guitar, it's style and features are unmatched. The only other guitar that I've heard and played that comes close is a Gibson ES-345, but it doesn't quite have the twang this guy does. So basically what I am saying is this guitar is irreplaceable to me.

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  • Gretsch G6120DC Chet Atkins Nashville

    As reviewed by Brian on 2/17/2010

    Ok, wow! I bought this guitar sight unseen because nobody around here stocks them. I thought I would try it for 30 days and then return it (wasn't sure I'd like it). There's no way I'll ever part with this one. I have so many great guitars, but this one is definitely the coolest.

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