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Gretsch Guitars G6120-1960 Nashville Electric Guitar

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The Gretsch G6120-1960 Nashville has FilterTron adjustable humbuckers combined with original Gretsch tone switch circuitry, a skillfully crafted lami...Click To Read More About This Product

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Classic Gretsch tone, fabulous looks, and Bigsby bendability.

The Gretsch G6120-1960 Nashville has FilterTron adjustable humbuckers combined with original Gretsch tone switch circuitry, a skillfully crafted laminated maple body and 3-piece rock maple neck to create a distinctive tone that's perfect for country, swing, and vintage pop. The Nashville electric guitar's ebony fingerboard with neoclassical inlays, bound oversized f-holes, curly maple bound headpiece, and multiple body binding lend visual elegance. Includes Gretsch hardshell case.

FEATURES
  • 3-piece rock maple neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Neoclassical inlay position markers
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • 24-3/5" scale, joined at 14th fret
  • Curly maple bound headpiece with horseshoe pearl inlay
  • 16" wide, 2-3/4" deep
  • Laminated maple construction
  • Open-bound oversized F-holes
  • Multiple binding
  • Single cutaway
  • Dual high sensitive FilterTron adjustable pickups
  • Tone switch
  • Volume control for each pickup
  • Master volume control
  • 24k gold-plated metal parts
  • Solid brass control knobs, 24k gold-plated
  • Deluxe high gear ratio enclosed machines
  • Space control bridge
  • Bigsby vibrato tailpiece
  • Western maple stain finish, hand-polished
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4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

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35 yrs of gretsch

I have always played gretsch. BEATLES oh man, george got me hooked and Chet Atkins, shut the door. But after 40 years of working in music, when I want to put on...Read complete review

I have always played gretsch. BEATLES oh man, george got me hooked and Chet Atkins, shut the door. But after 40 years of working in music, when I want to put on a show my new Nashville TM,(japan made ,way better than the old usa ones) plays great, sounds like a pro and is the best tool I ever had on stage, and I've had them all.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Made in Japan

This is a nice looking guitar, but it's like fretting a fence. Also, you should state that is is made in Japan.

This is a nice looking guitar, but it's like fretting a fence. Also, you should state that is is made in Japan.

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5.0

35 yrs of gretsch

By DEAN (the King)RICHARDS

from dublin, CA

I have always played gretsch. BEATLES oh man, george got me hooked and Chet Atkins, shut the door. But after 40 years of working in music, when I want to put on a show my new Nashville TM,(japan made ,way better than the old usa ones) plays great, sounds like a pro and is the best tool I ever had on stage, and I've had them all.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

That Great Gretsch Sound

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Gretsch guitars are simply as versatile as you can get. Other than perhaps the heaviest of metal tones, this guitar can be milked to make any sound. The great thing about this Nashville is that it has the wider neck and body feel of an acoustic, but the action of the softest of electrics. It is a most have for any country, jazz, or classic rock guitar player who wants to make the sweetest of music.

 
5.0

Surprising feel and sound

By Tim-8mnJl

from New York

I own three Gibson, and two Epiphone archtops, I "covered my bases" in the sound department, or so I thought. In less than a minute of playing this one in the store, I decided that my bases were NOT covered.The action is very low, just about as low as my sainted Epi Joe Pass, a REAL surprise. But the REALLY surprising thing is its wonderful sound. I've gotten used to the clear Gretsch sound, but this one does that, and a bit more. The neck pickup is smooth, with a kind of softness I neverheard in a Gretsch, more like a Gibson archtop.I play Fender amps (a bunch of them) and every one sounds great with this one.

 
5.0

Love my 6120 but . . .

By Victor Valiant

from Los Angeles, CA

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I love my 6120 but they require a little setup work to make them truly brilliant. I had the bridge pinned to the body and you need heavy strings to make this baby sing. I own about 25 guitars including 4 Gretsch guitars (a Black Falcon too) and the 6120 is one of my fave . . . and they're real looker on stage.

 
5.0

Perfection!

By VanHalen1

from Vancouver, WA

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This guitar is great. I played it at a music shop a few weeks ago and I was amazed. It was so easy to play. It is great for blues, country, pop jazz, or classic rock. But if your into Metal or Hard rock then this isn't for you. I have a Les Paul studio and a Strat, and this thing is better than the strat and pretty close to the LP. It is a beautiful guitar but it is a little pricey. Overall it is great.

 
4.0

Tone, crunch, and more tone

By James-juClU

from Pittsburgh, PA

Almost infinite combinations of tone, incredible overdrive and sparkling clean sound. Not sure if the strap locks are trustworthy.

 
5.0

Versatile Guitar For Any Musician

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

If you've never owned a Gretsch you owe it to yourself to at least try one. Once you've played a Gretsch and experienced its tonal uniqueness and diversity you will find it easier to spend the cash required to own one. The 6120 is hands down one of the easiest playing and best sounding guitars I've played in over 30 years as a musician. The Gretsch tone cuts through the mix easily and this guitar will rock as well as do a reasonable impersonation of a jazz box. Check out who plays Gretsch guitars and you'll notice a wide range of styles and tones are capable of being coaxed from these guitars. These are superbly crafted guitars with an excellent feel and ease of playability. The only reason I didn't give out any "10's" in the review is because nothing is perfect! Check out a Gretsch, buy one, enjoy life!

 
5.0

Amazing.

By SonicTitan

from Seven Valleys, PA

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Hollowbodies are like no other. Tonewise, they have no equal!

 
2.0

Made in Japan

By steve paulos

from Ottumwa, IA

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This is a nice looking guitar, but it's like fretting a fence. Also, you should state that is is made in Japan.

 
5.0

A guitar players guitar.

By jimdoire

from Dallas, TX

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I've owned mine now for two years and every time I play with it, I found yet another sound I didn't know this axe was capable of. I'm not going to kid you, if you want a Strat sound, get a Strat. Likewise, if you want a Lester sound, get you a Les. But if you want a pure guitar sound that can go from Wes Montgomery to Brian Setzer and all points inbetween, this is your axe. I play mine through a Fender Twin, a Pod, a Trace Elliot TA50R, a Crate Vintage AC30 and a Behringer Vintager. I'll even sometimes go through a Fender Bassman and EVERY amp gives great sounds. I can't say that about all of my other guitars so I know it's this guitar. A little tweakin and tuning on any amp and you'll be gettin' loads of tone. The only two things that I would change (and plan to) is to put Sperzel locking tuners on her, and have a tune-o-matic bridge taped into place. String changes are a "B" if you do it wrong. Sorry for the lengthy review but this is plain and simple, a wonderful guitar. Don't let the Made In Japan stigma throw you off. I played everything Gibson and Guild had to offer and this one beats them hands down.

 
5.0

Wow!

By Sharky

from Cincinnati, OH

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I heard about "that great Gretsch sound" but never played one. Now I understand the phrase. Plays great, superb quality and great sound.

 
5.0

This guitar is a classic for a reason.

By jimdoire

from Dallas, TX

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This guitar TOTALLY changed my mind about imports. I was an "American Only" snob when it came to my guitars until I played one of these. The workmanship is flawless and the quality of material is second to none. It plays like butter! For me anyway, I have to play this guitar with a little more restraint and alot less volume - but the Filtron pickups are so sensitive and response it seems this guitar gets cranked on with a gentle touch. If you're looking for something new to kickstart your guitar playing into some new areas or just wanting the yin to your solid-body yang, this is the axe!

 
5.0

Best and most well-rounded guitar ever

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

In short, the greatest guitar I have ever played. No guitar can match the tones that this guitar is capable of making. I am sold on playing Gretches exclusively from here on out.

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