Gretsch-GEAR 6120 models 6120

1966 Gretsch 6120: 106227

Owned by
Eric BLONDEAU
Body style
Double Cutaway Hollowbody
Color(s)
Jet Black
Fretboard
Ebony with Neo-Classic/Thumbnail inlays
Nut
Bone with zero fret
Pickups
Vintage "Patent Number" FilterTron
Tuners
Grover StaTite
Controls
  • Master Volume
  • Neck pickup volume
  • Bridge pickup volume
  • Pickup selector switch
  • Tone Switch
  • Standby Switch
  • String Mute
  • Neck Pickup Tone
  • Bridge Pickup Tone
  • G-Arrow knobs
Bridge
Bar
Tailpiece
Bigsby B-6C (V-cutout)
Modifications

2011 : Full restoration
New glossy black paint job.
Guitar refretted.
TV Jones pickup and electrical wiring.
New Grover Sta tites.

Original paint was sunburst with black head but in really poor shape...

Unusual factory features

Sunburst paint

I bought this beauty in a second hand guitars' shop in late 1983 in Paris (France), by the way the owner's of the guitar's shop was the famous picking guitarist Marcel Dadi,(died on the flight TWA800 crashed in 1996, he has recorded one album in duo with Chet Atkins) and he sold me this guitar and confirmed that the guitar was a real vintage one. It was a child's dream...both the guitar and the meeting with this great guitarist. It seems that even the original case was sold with it, simulated alligator skin brown/burgundy color, with the inside coffin red. The outside of the case seems to be very old due to time age. This guitar has a terrific sound with the Fender Blues Deluxe amps!
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