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Gretsch Guitars G6121-1955 Chet Atkins Solid Body Electric Guitar  Western Maple Stain 

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The best barbeque in town! With the real "He-Man" western good looks of the original Chet Atkins models of the mid 1950s, Gretsch proudly presents th...Read More

Available 12-16-2016

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The best barbeque in town! With the real "He-Man" western good looks of the original Chet Atkins models of the mid 1950s, Gretsch proudly presents the return of the classic G6121 Chet Atkins Solid Body Electric Guitar. Features include an arched maple top with G brand on the upper bout, chambered mahogany body with western leather trim (held in with real brass furniture tacks!), Bigsby B3GBVN vibrato tailpiece with vintage narrow handle, polished aluminum compensated Bigsby bridge, and enough gold hardware to make Fort Knox blush!

FEATURES
  • Body Style: Single Cutaway
  • Scale Length: 24.6" (625mm)
  • Top: Arched Laminated Maple
  • Back and Sides: Semi-Hollow Mahogany Body, 13.5" Wide, 1.75" Deep
  • Neck: 1-Piece Mahogany
  • Pickups: 2 Dynasonic Single-Coil Pickups
  • 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
  • Width At Nut: 1-11/16" (43mm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood, 12" Radius (305mm)
  • Bridge: Rosewood-Based Polished Aluminum Compensated Bigsby¨
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby¨ B3gbvn Vibrato Tailpiece
  • Hardware: Gold-Plated
  • Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • No. of Frets: 22
  • Machine Heads: Gold-Plated Grover¨ V98g Sta-Tite Die-Cast Tuners

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Gretsch GuitarsG6121-1955 Chet Atkins Solid Body Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

5 star sound, but needs a mod to stay in tune

By Buddy Gretsch

from Kingston, Ontario

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6121-1955 Chet Atkins Solid Body Electric Guitar:

    The 6121-1955 is an amazing instrument. Unfortunately the first thing I had to do was secure the bridge with a new roller bridge and replace the nut with a tusk (white graphite nut).After doing that it stays in tune indefinitely. Such an easy fix , there is no excuse for the 6121 to be made in the factory un-tunable but that's what they do. Great guitar builders, but why do we all have to mod them to get that great Gretsch tone? I love my 6121 - It sounds awesome and whether clean or dirt it kicks butt. Hello designers at Gretsch... we shouldn't have to carry around the original bridge and nut in the center of my case for as long as I own it (so if I sell it it can be restored by someone more patient than me who doesn't mind tuning their guitar constantly). Make Them RIGHT the first time at the factory!!! Still - I'll give it 4 stars! 5 stars after I've modded it!

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Its a western style Penguin

    By Twangster

    from Austin, Texas

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6121-1955 Chet Atkins Solid Body Electric Guitar:

    Please see the above review
    The G6121-1955 is a great guitar both physically and musically. Don't be fooled by the western motif of this guitar. You get a variety of tones out of the guitar from clean, dirty and downright nasty. Basically, it is a western style Penguin complete with leather binding, studs and a branded G. The cowboy case is a real plus for that retro look. The neck is a medium, sort of chunky neck with cactus and cow inlays. Check-out YouTube for videos on this guitar. I think you will be surprised by what you hear.
    There is nothing wrong with the quality of this guitar. First rate.
    Very flexible guitar

    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fantastic Guitar

    By Panda

    from Vegas

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6121-1955 Chet Atkins Solid Body Electric Guitar:

    The other reviewer has not a clue what he is talking about. I could care less who stopped playing the guitar at what point in their career. The strings are incredibly easy to change as long as you are mentally stable. Yes, it has a floating bridge.... that doesn't mean it's hard to play. The guitar sounds fantastic, feels great with a slinder neck, and looks amazing. And whoever says Dynasonics don't handle dirt well has no idea what their talking about. It doesn't do metal (thank god) ut if you want some raunchy original sounding dirt, it's a great guitar.

    (2 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Chet Atkins does not play this

    By Stratman-MDvwT

    from West Palm Beach, Fl.

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6121-1955 Chet Atkins Solid Body Electric Guitar:

    This nice looking country like guitar is a pretender the action is hard to set the strings are hard to change and Chet stopped playing this guitar long before his death. But it looks good and Gretsch makes good looking guitars.

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