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Gretsch Guitars G6120 Eddie Cochran Hollowbody Electric Guitar  Western Maple Stain

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Gretsch celebrates the legacy of rock 'n' roll and rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran with the G6120 Eddie Cochran SIGNATURE Hollow Body model, based o...Click To Read More About This Product

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Gretsch celebrates the legacy of rock 'n' roll and rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran with the G6120 Eddie Cochran SIGNATURE Hollow Body model, based on the distinctively modified guitar that fueled Cochran's highly influential and all-too-brief career.

Distinctive elements include a special "open" internal body design and the unique combination of a DynaSonic single-coil bridge pickup and Lindy Fralin "dog ear" single-coil neck pickup. Features include a three-ply arched maple top with parallel bracing and double-bound "F" holes; three-ply arched maple back and three-ply maple sides; two-ply body binding (white-black); two-piece maple neck with 9.5" radius, single-ply binding and polished brass nut; 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with western-themed pearloid inlays (cactus, steer heads and fences); single-ply headstock binding; translucent plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo; "G"arrow control knobs; compensated aluminum bridge with rosewood base; Bigsby B6GBVF tailpiece; gold and polished aluminum hardware; gold-plated Grover V98G Sta-Tite tuners; elegant Western Maple Stain finish and a deluxe hard-shell case.

  • Body
  • Body Material: 3-Ply Maple
  • Body Shape: Nashville
  • Body Back: 3-Ply Arched Maple Back
  • Body Sides: 3-Ply Maple Sides
  • Body Top: 3-Ply Arched Maple Top
  • Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Bracing: Parallel Bracing
  • F Holes Sound Holes: Double-Bound Oversized "F" Holes
  • Body Depth: 2.75" (69.85 mm)
  • Body Length: 20.5" (52.1 cm)
  • Body Width Upper Bout: 11.625" (29.5 cm)
  • Body Width Lower Bout: 16" (40.6 cm)
  • Body Binding: 2-Ply Vintage White/Black
  • Neck
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Standard
  • Position Inlays: Pearloid Western Block Position Inlays of Cactus, Steer Heads and Fences
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
  • Head Stock Binding: 1-Ply Vintage White
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: 2-Piece Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane Finish
  • Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
  • Scale Length: 24.6" (62.5 cm)
  • Headstock: G6120
  • Neck Binding: 1-Ply Vintage White
  • Truss Rods: Yes
  • Truss Rod Nut: 5/16" (7.9375 mm)
  • Electronics
  • Pickup Configuration: S/S
  • Bridge Pickup: DynaSonic Single-Coil Bridge Pickup
  • Neck Pickup: Lindy Fralin "Dog Ear" Single-Coil Pickup
  • 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, Master Tone
  • Hardware
  • Hardware Finish: Polished Aluminum and Gold-Plated
  • Bridge: Rosewood-Based Polished Aluminum Compensated Bigsby
  • Tuning Machines: Gold-Plated Grover V98G Sta-Tite Open-Back Tuners
  • String Nut: Polished Brass
  • Switch Tips: Gold
  • Tremolo Arm Handle: Bigsby B6GBVF Vibrato Tailpiece
  • Tools
  • Truss Rod Wrench: 5/16" Socket (7.9375 mm)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Strings: D'Addario NPS (.011-.049 Gauges)
  • Unique Features: Eddie Cochran Signature on Truss Rod Cover, Red Side Dot Position Markers, Internal "open" body construction design, Bigsby "B6GBVF" tailpiece, Aluminum Bridge, Polished Brass Nut, Lindy Fralin Dog Ear Single-Coil Pickup (Neck), DynaSonic Single-Coil Pickup (Bridge)
  • Accessories
  • Case Gig Bags: G6241 Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Pickguard: Translucent Plexi Pickguard with Gretsch Logo
  • Included Accessories: G6241 Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Strap Locks: Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs
  • Control Knobs: "G" Arrow Knobs
  • Includes case

You're just one step from guitar heaven - order this special signature hollowbody today.


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Most Versatile Gretsch

By GretschSwing

from Howell, MI

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  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6120 Eddie Cochran Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    I've had mine only about a month and a half now, but I can say that I'm thrilled with the 6120EC and so glad that I took the plunge and ordered -- incidentally, from Musician's Friend.

    The P-90, created by Lindy Fralin and intended to approximate the sound that Eddie Cochran got from the Gibson P-90 with which he replaced the stock neck Dynasonic in his 1955 6120, is the feature that most distinguishes this model from other 6120's in particular and the rest of the Gretsch line in general. It seems that among those Gretsch owners who stick with the stock pickups, each person has his/her own idea of which type is responsible for "That Great Gretch Sound," widely determined to be a certain unique twang, with double-coil Filtertrons and single-coil Dynasonics being perhaps the most popular. This Lindy Fralin P-90 provides a tonal range otherwise simply not available from stock PU's in the Gretsch line. Just as Eddie Cochran sought the option of a more jazz-oriented sound from his Gretsch, I chose this model to achieve the best of both sonic worlds: Gretsch twang via the bridge Dynasonic and warm, clear jazz tones via the P-90. I did indeed envision this guitar as a jazzbox and have been utterly delighted -- but the P-90 by itself would have many appropriate stylistic applications beyond jazz. The real treat, I've discovered, is two PU's together. Being a jazz player who has always favored a little more twang than is commonly employed in this style, I prefer to play in the middle position, with both PU's. Prior to getting the EC, I read a review that described the sound of the Dynasonic and Lindy Fralin together as being rather like two guitars playing in tandem, and I have found this to be exactly the case: in the middle position, each PU retains its character and clarity, rather than becoming a part of a muddy mix.

    I will mention, as a note of interest for those like me who are particular about scale length, that I was pleasantly surprised to find the short-scale, 24.6, 6120 to be very comfortable and easy to adapt to. This was the only point on which I hesitated in considering this model, as I was accustomed to playing 25.5 scale guitars. Yes, the frets seem slightly less roomy than I prefer, but nevertheless I have found no difficulty in adjusting and, frankly, haven't noticed a difference in string tension.

    When my set-up with .013-.056 strings had been completed, my tech was extremely complimentary about this guitar; he deemed the craftmanship to be flawless in every aspect. I certainly agree, but I felt vindicated in my choice to have an expert's opinion.

    I couldn't be happier with everything about this guitar, from its sound, playability, Bigsby ease-of-use to the beautiful western stain (which is actually a deeper orange than it appears in the above photos) and western appointments. This is a dream guitar and the most versatile I've ever played.

    (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


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    By looocho vee

    from albuquerque,nm

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    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics


      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

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