Gretsch-GEAR 6120 models 6120-60

1993 Gretsch 6120-60: 93912060-8XX

Owned by
gretschoholic
Body style
Single Cutaway Hollowbody
Color(s)
Sunset Orange
Fretboard
Ebony with Neo-Classic (thumbnail) inlays
Nut
Bone with zero fret
Pickups
TV Jones Classic
Tuners
Sperzel
Controls
  • Master Volume
  • Neck pickup volume
  • Bridge pickup volume
  • Pickup selector switch
  • Tone Switch
  • G-Arrow knobs
Bridge
Space Control
Tailpiece
Bigsby B-6C (V-cutout)
Modifications

Changed tuners to Sperzel, changed pickups to TV Jones Classics (& a Classic+ bridge pickup), added Schaller strap locks and a Tru-Arc AL-120 bridge. Custom pickguard - with my band, Built For Speed's logo - by Paul Setzer. And from time to time time I put a V-cut Bigsby on it instead of the stock B6 (don't know which one I prefer...). Inspired by the Setzer HotRods I've bypassed the individual volume controls. I left the "mud switch" in the circuit, after realizing I actually use it once in a blue moon... ;-)

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4 years ago Last modified 2018-04-02 17:03:09

A friend of mine bought this one and a Setzer sig when the Norwegian distributor at the time was clearing their stock after ending their relationship with Gretsch. I set them up for him, and after taking care of (or, if you wish, "borrowing") the Setzer for quite a while he offered me to buy one of them. Although they were fairly similar, I kinda preferred the -60. So I bought it, thanks to 1996's tax refund. ;-)

Back in 2007, it was "lost in transit" on it's way to a gig in Germany. When I finally got it, the airline jackweeds had broken the neck by the headstock and the heel. So it was repaired by a luthier friend. Then a couple of years later I had a guitar stand related accident; the guitar fell flat on its face, and the headstock snapped again. Fixed it again (myself this time) and its been "unmolested" ever since.

It's been my main guitar in Built For Speed, I've used it on three albums and hundreds of gigs. If my kids approve, I'll be buried with it. :-)

Lovely guitar How do you find the zero fret configuration in regards to playability?

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