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Gretsch Guitars G6120-1959LTV Chet Atkins Hollowbody Electric Guitar

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The sound that defined a generation. Gretsch went way back to the archives for this stunning Atkins beauty, and the G6120-1959LTV Chet Atkins Hollowb...Click To Read More About This Product

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The sound that defined a generation. Gretsch went way back to the archives for this stunning Atkins beauty, and the G6120-1959LTV Chet Atkins Hollowbody electric guitar is as fast and easy to play now as it was back in its heyday. All the details are here, including a Gretsch block-letter and horseshoe headstock logo, zero-fret nut (at Chet's request), ebony fingerboard, Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays, B6C Bigsby vibrato tailpiece, and trestle bracing. Lacquer finish and TV Jones Classic pickups put this baby way over the top.

  • Body Style: Single Cutaway
  • Scale Length: 24.6" (625mm)
  • Top: Arched Laminated Maple
  • Bracing: Trestle Bracing
  • Back And Sides: Laminated Maple Body, 16" Wide, 2.75" Deep
  • Neck: 2-Piece Maple
  • Pickups: Two TV Jones¨ Classic 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,
  • 3-Position Toggle Master Tone Switch
  • Width At Nut: 1-11/16" (43mm)
  • Fretboard: Ebony, 9.45" Radius (240mm)
  • Bridge: Rosewood-Based Chrome Rocking Bar Bridge
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby B6C Vibrato Tailpiece
  • Hardware: Polished Aluminum, Chrome And Gold-Plated
  • Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • No. Of Frets: 22 Plus Zero Fret
  • Machine Heads: Gold-Plated Grover V98G Sta-Tite Die-Cast Tuners
  • Unique Features: Neo Classic Thumbnail Inlay Position Markers,
  • Bound Fingerboard And Headstock,
  • Multiple Body Bindings,
  • Curly Maple Headstock Overlay,
  • Inlaid Pearloid Horseshoe and Gretsch Logo On Headstock, Bound Oversized F-Holes, Gold Plexi Pickguard with Chet Atkins Signature Signpost, Chrome Bar Bridge Paired with Aluminum Bigsby and Gold-Plated Hardware, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod

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Gretsch GuitarsG6120-1959LTV Chet Atkins Hollowbody Electric Guitar

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By Matty-D7ydl

from NYC

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6120-1959LTV Chet Atkins Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

Picked up this amazing guitar instead of BS SSLvo version because I didn't want his name, or the dice nobs on a $3k guitar!This guitar is amazing. Plays wonderfully, sounds fantastic gretsch, excellent manufacturing.Features are 4.0 because it's tough to play high frets (just design). Value is 4.0 just because of overall price. Excellent craftsmanship easily rivals Gibsons in my collection.

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


The best sounding guitar I have played

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6120-1959LTV Chet Atkins Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

I bought a Gretsch 6120-1959LTV in June and I'm absolutely blown away with the tone and playability of this guitar. I have always played Les Pauls, but when I got into Rockabilly I decided I needed a hollow body. The TV Jones Classic pickups are probably the best sounding pickups I have heard. The finish is awesome and the quality of the guitar is outstanding. I think that the neck is comfortable to play too.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


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By benard shakey

from Louisiana

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Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6120-1959LTV Chet Atkins Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

I had a 1961 6120 with the slightly narrower body I got from Gruhn 10 years ago. Nothing like the real thing, but for a new guitar, this is about as good as it gets.
I HATE gold finish on ANY guitar. Theres nothing like the worn finish or a nickle finish to wear better. If IU had the extra bucks, I'd take every gold knob and part and replace it with nickle. That's just a personal preference, but for the bucks for this guitar, I wish it didn't have the shiney gold on the parts.
Other than that, it sounds fantistic...the TV Jones are fabou.
If you have any Gretsch with the p/u's found on the 6120, a TV Jones is worth the upgrade. You'll notice the difference immediately.
Basic Gretsch 6120 controls. Perfect country/western, rock, rockabilly guitar. Most everything but heavy metal.
I absolutely love the nitrous finish. Polyurethane finishes should just never be used on ANY guitar. The body and neck are top quality, though I dont know why laminate is used...
A bit pricey, but you get the TV Jones and a GREAT finish


Just exactly perfect

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6120-1959LTV Chet Atkins Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

For me, it was a toss up between this or the lacquer Setzer. This has the vintage appointments that I prefer, vs Brian's hot-rodded specs. Tiny vintage frets, perfectly dressed, great for a light touch style; zero-fret and superb open-back Grover Sta-Tites allow the guitar to stay in tune even with a lot of Bigsby work.

Gorgeous ebony board. MIJ craftsmanship is amazing. This guitar sets up with just .004" neck relief, and very low action. No buzzing.

I tried Gretsch HS Filtertrons for a while, and the stock TV Jones Classics are so much better. Still bright, but much smoother. The HS sounded harsh by comparison.

Not surprising with the Gretsch design, but the pickups badly needed shimmed up by 3/32. Initially they sounded weak and thin. Pretty bad. After shimming, and then adjusting the poles a bit, I got the most beautiful vintage tone.

This was my first Gretsch, and even after a year, I can't put it down. And I can't stop thinking about more Gretsches.

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