Modern Gretsch Guitars

6122-1959 neck profile

1

Hi! I am looking to get a wide-necked Gretsch, and this seems to be the only option. But there are none here that I can play before buying, so I wonder - can any of you tell me what the neck profile is like on these guitars? I tend to like big necks, both fat and wide.

2

It is wide and fat,very playable though.I believe Chet designed it for fingerpicking.I play with a pick no problems.

3

I own a lot of guitars, of various kinds, from the telecaster, acoustic Taylor also through a dobro DelVecchio. I own so this Gretsch 6122-1959 and this is perfection in everything !!!! Sound, desing, feeling, really a work of art !!!

Paolo.

4

Kid Gretsch said it well. The only other Gretsch I can think of is the 6120CGP stereo which I believe has 1.75 nut and 24.6 scale but I never tried one.

Edit. After seeing the next couple of comments, I realized I misread KidGretsch's comment. I thought it said flat, not fat. My mistake. I agree with JD and Troy.

5

The one that I had, I wouldn't call it "fat" by any means. Compared to the 6136T Falcon that I had at the same time, it was not as chunky/fat, from the fingerboard to the back of the neck.

Wider yes, but the neck profile felt like most other Gretsches, but thinner, compared to the Falcon.

6

It feels different at first but after a day you won't notice until you pick up another guitar. I'm totally good with the profile. I wouldn't necessarily call it fat but it is a different beast.

7

Its great all round and a monster w effects.


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