1955 brought the world such classic songs as "Rock Around the Clock" and "Ain't That A Shame." That same year the Gretsch Company produced an instrument with the same timeless qualities. From the Gretsch Custom Shop comes a reproduction of that guitar”the G6120DSW-R Chet Atkins 1955 Relic. A limited edition, only 50 guitars will be produced. Gentl... Click To Read More About This Product
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1955 brought the world such classic songs as "Rock Around the Clock" and "Ain't That A Shame." That same year the Gretsch Company produced an instrument with the same timeless qualities. From the Gretsch Custom Shop comes a reproduction of that guitar”the G6120DSW-R Chet Atkins 1955 Relic. A limited edition, only 50 guitars will be produced. Gently distressed to look like a trusty guitar companion that has seen many miles with you, your first encounter with this luscious guitar's vibrant lacquer-finished 3-ply maple body will surely resonate deep down to your soul.
Re-creating the complex rich tones of the original are a pair of Seymour Duncan DynaSonic pickups with the string vibrations being transferred via a rosewood-based, aluminum-compensated Bigsby bridge. Not only will the vintage-style parallel bracing and sound post satisfy sonically, the coolness factor of the "G" branded body and western motif may result in your just opening the case and staring at this U.S.-made Gretsch guitar for hours.
Model Name: G6120DSW-R, Chet Atkins Relic Hollowbody
Series: U.S. Custom Shop Collection
Colors: Distressed vintage orange lacquer
Body style: Single-cutaway hollowbody
Scale length: 24.6" (625mm)
Top: Arched laminated maple
Bracing: Vintage-style parallel
Back And sides: Laminated maple body, 16" Wide, 2.75" Deep
Neck: 3-Piece maple/walnut/maple
Width at nut: 1-11/16" (43mm)
Fretboard: Rosewood, 12" radius (305mm)
No. Of Frets: 22
Machine Heads: Gold-plated Grover V98g Sta-Tite die-cast tuners
Pickups: 2 Seymour Duncan Dynasonic single-coil pickups
Pickup Switching - 3-position toggle:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups
Position 3. Neck Pickup
Volume 1. (Neck Pickup),
Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup),
Bridge: Rosewood-based polished aluminum compensated Bigsby
Tailpiece: Bigsby B6cbvf vibrato tailpiece
Hardware: Polished aluminum, gold-lated
Machine heads: Gold-Plated Grover V98g Sta-Tite die-cast tuners
Finish: Gloss urethane nitrocellulose lacquer
Case: G6273 Deluxe Hardshell Case
Aged vintage wide-block pearloid position markers with western motif of cactus, steerheads, and fences
"G" brand on the body
Aged fingerboard and headstock binding
Multiple aged body bindings
Stained maple headstock overlay
Inlaid pearloid steerhead and Gretsch logo on headstock
Bound oversized f-holes
Gold plexi pickguard With "Chet Atkins" signature signpost
Polished aluminum Bigsby paired with gold-plated hardware
Knurled strap retainer knobs
Adjustable truss rod
Reviewed by 3 customers
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Pros: plays like a dream. bigsby, better than most looks great Cons: only 50 made... kinda high for what you're getting. i mean this guitar minus chet atkins could make it considerably less Recommend it? Only for really big fans with the money to burn. otherwise just pick up a quality Gretsch
Great guitar. i played it at the store and it sounded awesome. if i had an extra 7 grand lying around i would deffinately get it.
this is a great guitar. been looking for a chet akins for a while and so far this seems to be the one. its great for that foo fighters or green day sound. nice humbuckers and not too wide a body.
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