6012-T Sweet Sixteen

A smaller, 16-inch-bodied take on the Rancher formula from the pre-Fender years, the Sweet Sixteen was offered in 2002 and 2003 in several colors. The T was the finished in Hot Rod-style Tangerine, making it one of the odd cases in which a Gretsch model number does not use T to denote the presence of a tremolo. All Sweet Sixteen models featured a solid spruce top, maple back and sides, the traditional Rancher triangular soundhole, multiple layers of binding and X-bracing. Color choices mirrored the Hot Rod models of the time. Aside from the T, other choices were Natural, Purple, Regal Blue, Black, Gretsch Orange, Anniversary-style two-tone Smoke Green, Tobacco Sunburst and Candy Apple Red.

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  • The rebirth years: 1988-2002
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6012-T Sweet Sixteen examples