Modern Gretsch Guitars

playing 6122-12 as a six string

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Recently I finally got around to restringing my Country Gent 6122-12, it still had the 2+ years old factory strings ( sounded and tuned perfect still btw).

When I bought it new in March it had been lying in a warehouse for a couple of years.

This was my chance to finally try it as a six string and it worked better than I expected, spacing was fine, but a bit of fret buzz. So with a truss rod adjustment it would work well as a six string, both 6 and 12 6122s have the same width neck. Took all day though.

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as a six string

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I wish those 12s had wider necks

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I don't mind the narrower neck on this or RIckenbackers, I also have massive hands, guess I'm just used to it.

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Also, is the bridge on the correct way? with the saddle screws facing the pickups, so you can't adjust them?

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You can turn the bridge whichever way you like, but most commonly I see them as you describe, with the screws facing the neck.

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thanks, that's exremely silly design!

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My question is, "why?"

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What do you mean, "why?".. So he can try it as a 6 string...you know the playability differs, right?

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My question is, "why?"

– Tim

because it could save me £2500+ ?

I thought the reasons why were pretty obvious


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