Gretsch Garage Sale

FS: G6120-1959LTV Supertron/Duotron PRICE DROP 6120

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This is the Nitro finished version with trestle bracing. 2015 model purchased new in March 2016. I bought this as a backup, and to have something a little different, for my 6120DSW. Other than the pickups, it has been set up the same way. I just got a CS Jet with Dynas which will now serve this purpose.

LTV has been gigged a couple times but otherwise not played much and shows very little wear. There is a chip out of the finish by the tone control where iirc I dropped my capo on the guitar. There are also cracks around the pickguard screw where I over tightened it.

Here are the mods to the guitar…

  • Supertron neck and Duotron bridge pickups
  • Callaham bigsby thingy to make stringing easier (see photo below and https://www.callahamguitars... )
  • One master volume, one master tone
  • Extra volume knob replaced with phase reversal switch
  • Aluminum Tru-arc with 2-3/16” string spacing (about 1/8” wider than stock)
  • Master Volume has the treble bleed mod (does not roll off highs as you turn the volume down)

I will include the original bridge but if you play some fingerstyle, I think you’ll like this setup. I also will include the original pots, switches, knobs if you want to go back to more of a stock setup. The guitar was set-up very nicely in the fall with 10.5-48 strings and I have an extra set that I’ll ship with the guitar. Action is low without buzzing and the neck seems really nice and even playing to me. I have the hang tag and documents that came with the guitar but forgot to photograph them.

$1,799 shipped to lower 48 USA from Tucson, AZ

If you have trouble reaching me through “contact”, my email is zenbovine@gmail.com

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Control area, note cracks around pg screw :/

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callaham bigsby string shaft

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I don't mean to be rude, but I think your price might be a little high. Looking at about 2 years of sales very few of these have gone over $2k, and the majority have been less than $1900. Now, the reverb price guide isn't everything, but it's generally a pretty good barometer of what you can expect. Your guitar may be in great shape, but your mods are not to everybody's taste, and IMO, only detract from the value.

That said, these are truly fine guitars. The best of the Fender-Era Gretsch, in my estimation. Mine is my favorite guitar. I wish you the best of luck with your sale.

If I've been truly uncouth here I will remove this post.

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No, Thanks Otter the feedback is appreciated. I am looking to move the guitar and suspected my price my be high. I saw one sold from Elderly for $2400 though so I figured I'd start high. I have all the parts to convert it back but don't want to put any more money into 'er. Also, for whatever reason, the Supertron really works better in this particular guitar - on the advise of TV himself and my tech liked it better too.

I'm gonna adjust the price above.

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Sorry for being so blunt in my first post. It's not the pickups that offend me so (though I find it unlikely any pickups could improve thse guitars from the stock format), it's the removal of the mud switch. It's so essential to the spirit of these guitars that it's absence is jarring. It may seem a foreign curiosity to Gretsch newcomers, something to be avoided or extracted, but when I first picked up my 6120 it just made sense. I don't see it as some wacky Jimmie Webster add-on, but a deliberate and reasoned improvement, as much a part of the guitar as the Bigsby.

Yeah I'm waxing poetic, but it's easy to use, never sounds bad, and truly offers something (both electronically and aurally) that a tone pot can't replicate. My favorite sounds in these guitars use the mud switch, and I hate to see them so hastily cast aside in favor of something as uninspiring as a tone knob, or heaven forbid, a phase switch.

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I want.

My gofundme starts Saturday.

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I want.

My gofundme starts Saturday.

– crowbone

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Sorry for being so blunt in my first post. It's not the pickups that offend me so (though I find it unlikely any pickups could improve thse guitars from the stock format), it's the removal of the mud switch. It's so essential to the spirit of these guitars that it's absence is jarring. It may seem a foreign curiosity to Gretsch newcomers, something to be avoided or extracted, but when I first picked up my 6120 it just made sense. I don't see it as some wacky Jimmie Webster add-on, but a deliberate and reasoned improvement, as much a part of the guitar as the Bigsby.

Yeah I'm waxing poetic, but it's easy to use, never sounds bad, and truly offers something (both electronically and aurally) that a tone pot can't replicate. My favorite sounds in these guitars use the mud switch, and I hate to see them so hastily cast aside in favor of something as uninspiring as a tone knob, or heaven forbid, a phase switch.

– Otter

Both mods are non-destructive and reversible. I will include the original parts (though pickups would be extra).

The debate about tone switch vs. knob, vs. neither/none can be found elsewhere on the forum. I set the guitar up this way because that is how it's most useful to me.

I don't use the phase switch much but it's a distinctive sound that has been handy, particularly, in the studio. I regularly use it on one song live. Still more functional than redundant volume knobs that I never touch. Master volume is fully intact and has the treble bleed mod (does not roll off highs as you turn the volume down). It's a great guitar for the right person.

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This is now on Reverb for $1,799 + $99 for shipping/fees. I will waive the $99 for a forum member who contacts me through this site and purchases with Paypal, cashiers check, or money order. con US only


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