Modern Gretsch Guitars

Thoughts on the G6120T-55?

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Thinking of trading the Les Paul towards a G6120T-55. Anyone familiar with this model?

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As always, all thoughts and opinions welcomed and appreciated ...

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The two guitars aren't generally thought to cover the same territory so I'm curious as to what your reasoning is in this regard. Don't get me wrong, I think using a Gretsch instead of a Gibson or Fender plank is always a good idea but wouldn't a Duo Jet be a better guitar to compare to a LP?

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Sure, but I’m not much interested in the focused sound of a LP anymore. Totally into the solo fingerstyle thing.

Oh, and ... totally bitten by the Gretsch bug ...

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Thinking of trading the Les Paul towards a G6120T-55. Anyone familiar with this model?

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As always, all thoughts and opinions welcomed and appreciated ...

– Jazzhands11

Well I've played Les Pauls for years, and although I still love an LP, I love my G6120T '55VS. It's great for solo fingerpicking songs, and killer when cranked through a wound up amp! Here's the very first thing I recorded with mine...

https://soundcloud.com/dani...

https://i.imgur.com/T6SSBeP...

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Any version "VS" 6120 is just a killer guitar. Gretsch is just building them "that" good.

Pick your poisen of which version, and be prepared for something special.

Best of luck.

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There are no bad Gretschs from any of the international builders; the Japanese Terada product is exceptional in every way.

And a 6120 with Dynasonics is a fine thing. BUT. You'd be remiss not to consider a Jet with Dynasonics as well, like the 53 or 57 VS models. Perfectly appropriate to fingerpicking, sounds bigger and fatter than you think it's going to, and with the chambered body, has a voice all its own. A little tighter than the 6120, perhaps - but very distinct from a Les Paul.

I have nothing against a Dyna 6120 - I have two of them - but I play the Jet more. Worth a listen if you get the chance.

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There are no bad Gretschs from any of the international builders; the Japanese Terada product is exceptional in every way.

And a 6120 with Dynasonics is a fine thing. BUT. You'd be remiss not to consider a Jet with Dynasonics as well, like the 53 or 57 VS models. Perfectly appropriate to fingerpicking, sounds bigger and fatter than you think it's going to, and with the chambered body, has a voice all its own. A little tighter than the 6120, perhaps - but very distinct from a Les Paul.

I have nothing against a Dyna 6120 - I have two of them - but I play the Jet more. Worth a listen if you get the chance.

– Proteus

There are no bad Gretschs from any of the international builders; the Japanese Terada product is exceptional in every way.

I've said it before... http://gretschpages.com/for...

But I'll say it again... I own three Japanese Gretsches and all are of exceptional quality. Along with these Gresches, I own quite a few American custom shop and boutique instruments, and the Japanese Gretsches don't give up a thing to these instruments!

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Well I've played Les Pauls for years, and although I still love an LP, I love my G6120T '55VS. It's great for solo fingerpicking songs, and killer when cranked through a wound up amp! Here's the very first thing I recorded with mine...

https://soundcloud.com/dani...

https://i.imgur.com/T6SSBeP...

– Daniel Weldon

Thx, Daniel. Beautiful guitar, great slide work. Love the phrasing, and the loose feel

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Thanks to all for the comments. Will decide soon, maybe today

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I had this exact model since September, It is beyond amazing. You would be right to pick this one. It does a lot and does it well. The feel of the body and neck are fantastic, I had a Luthier install locking tuners for me and polish the bridge and nut deeply. It is my favorite guitar by far. I play mine through a Fender 57 Custom pro and the deep sounds with this guitar makes me VERY HAPPY!!!!!

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I have been playing that model foe 3 years now. It is great.


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