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Gretsch Guitars G6120T-55 Vintage Select Edition '55 Chet Atkins Hollowbody with Bigsby JT17072006

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Co-designed with the guitarist’s guitarist, Chet Atkins, the venerable 6120 is one of the most widely heard Gretsch instruments. The G6120T-55 Vintag...Click To Read More About This Product

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True to the original design with astounding aesthetics.

Co-designed with the guitarist’s guitarist, Chet Atkins, the venerable 6120 is one of the most widely heard Gretsch instruments. The G6120T-55 Vintage Select Edition '55 Chet Atkins hollowbody with Bigsby stays true to the original design and astounding classic aesthetics. A veritable tonal multi-tool, this hollow body has an easy-playing, comfortable feel and rings out proudly with That Great Gretsch Sound.

A pair of TV Jones T-Armond single-coil pickups creates multi-dimensional tone with plenty of articulate detail. Traditional Gretsch controls allow you to blend and shape the pickups’ sounds, creating countless tonal variations. Add the new Gretsch “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil capacitors and you get incredibly smooth taper and silky vintage high end.

The standard “U”-shaped maple neck bears a 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets for a memorable playing experience that works with any fret-hand style. A pinned aluminum compensated bridge works with the Bigsby B6GBVF vibrato tailpiece for stable tuning while the vintage-style polished aluminum nut delivers signature snappy twang.

Designed for pure tone and slick, comfortable playing feel, this guitar features the classic appointments Gretsch fans desire—gold “G Arrow” control knobs, aged white binding with black purfling, durable gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, aged pearloid block inlays with classic Western motif, gold vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo and gold Grover Sta-tite tuning machines. A resurrected blast from the past with elegantly refined style and sound, the G6120T-55 Vintage Select Edition '55 Chet Atkins with Bigsby is sure to satisfy any devotee of Gretsch’s “Golden Era.” Includes hardshell case.

Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Hollow body
Body material: Laminated
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Maple Flamed
Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: U
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 24.6"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Material: Ebony
Radius: 12"
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Thumbnail
Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
Configuration: SS
Neck: TV Jones T-Armond
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: TV Jones T-Armond
Brand: TV Jones
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil capacitors
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: Rocking bar
Tailpiece: Bigsby B6GBVF
Tuning machines: Grover Sta-Tite
Color: Gold
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Pickups
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: None
Country of origin: Japan

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Different, but still all Gretsch

By M

from Ohio


  • Sounds fantastic, looks sharp


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    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6120T-55 Vintage Select Edition '55 Chet Atkins Hollowbody with Bigsby:

    I have the 2014 version of this guitar....the DSW. The only thing different about mine is that it doesn't have the TV Jones pickups....just the regular Gretsch Dynasonics. Still, it sounds fantastic. Nice deep lows, shimmering highs, and plenty of twang on tap. Listen to Duane Eddy, Cliff Gallup, and the Beatles' first album....that's the sound of Dynasonics. True, they sound a little different than most Gretsches, which have Filtertrons, but I don't find that to be a bad thing. I love Filtertrons, isn't better than the other....just different. Heck, if you have the money....get two 6120's...
    It would be worth it, believe me.

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    A Guitar for the ages...

    By Powertronman

    from Sacramento

    About Me Experienced


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


      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rockabilly
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6120T-55 Vintage Select Edition '55 Chet Atkins Hollowbody with Bigsby:

      This is a guitar for the ages. It first came out in 1955 as the Chet Atkins model. It has all the stuff Chet didn't like about it, like the over the top cowboy inlays and "G" brand, but I love that stuff. The sound is also one of the best things about this guitar. I bought the DSW from Sweetwater in 2013, before this came out. Mine has a flame maple top like this one and I put TV Jones T-Armonds in it right after I got mine because they sound so much better than the stock Dyna's that came on the DSW. Anyway, I use this guitar with my Elvis Tribute band. It has a unique sound, big and bold yet also twangy. It is just fantastic. Mine plays effortlessly and I love it.

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