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Gretsch Guitars G6120DSW-R Chet Atkins Relic Hollowbody Electric Guitar

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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. 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),
Master Volume,
Master Tone

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

Unique Features:

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
Arrow knobs
Knurled strap retainer knobs
Adjustable truss rod
Pro Coverage
Manufacturer's Warranty
Gretsch® Instrument Limited Lifetime Warranty FMIC warrants your Gretsch brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Gretsch Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. FMIC has established a network of independent Authorized Service Centers for warranty service. The Gretsch Dealer from whom you purchased your instrument may also be authorized for warranty service and should be the first point of contact when service of any kind is required for your Gretsch instrument. To receive warranty service, return the complete instrument to an Authorized Service Center, with your sales receipt as proof of purchase, during the applicable warranty period. Defective components that qualify for coverage under this warranty will be repaired or replaced (at FMIC's discretion) without charge. Remedies beyond normal service repair of any Gretsch instrument require both an evaluation and confirmation of the defect and a direct recommendation to FMIC from an Authorized Service Center for alternative considerations. All transportation, insurance and freight charges associated with warranty service and repairs on Gretsch instruments are the responsibility of the purchaser, as is any service initiated for the purpose of customizing setups or adjustments beyond factory specifications. Initial standard setup and adjustment of the instrument and its components at the time of purchase are considered normal Dealer product preparation, and are not covered by this warranty. See complete details at

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By John

from tinley park, IL

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

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By scout

from Bakersfield, Ca

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.

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


great gretcsh

By david c figueroa

from keyport,nj

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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