Gretsch-GEAR 6120 models 6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody/Nashville

1958 Gretsch 6120: 28472

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Body style
Single Cutaway Hollowbody
Sunset Orange
Ebony with Neo-Classic (thumbnail) inlays
'58-60 "Patent Applied For" FilterTron
Bigsby B-6


Unusual factory features

This Guitar is one of the few late #284 batch `58 models to have been fitted with the new for `59 slightly narrower, 1 piece Headstock, the face of it is also a much lighter colour to any others I`ve seen. It has the `59 model year cross slot Bigsby bolt aswell.

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5 years ago Last modified 2014-12-23 11:19:16

I think this Guitar could tell a million stories, if it could, its been well and truly played & gigged its whole life so far, a whole load of tabacco staining on the binding, from all those old smokey clubs I reckon!, but its been loved, and cared for too, and is still in lovely, playable and structurally sound condition. I found an old Paper/Magazine cutting that had been well and truly wedged inside the body for a good number of years,....... I fished it out, and it had the printed words to Long Tall Sally, that had been cut out, and the other side had a picture of 2 members of The Platters, so I reckon it`d been there more or less since the Guitar was new in late 1958, and that its 1st owner was likely a Rocker!, MAYBE even recorded with it??.....

Twaaaang - I know its been almost 5 years since you posted this, but I recently landed one from the same batch, 37 numbers earlier! Fabulous guitars! -Lane

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