The double-cutaway version of one of the most historically significant Gretsch models ever produced, this "Nashville" 6120 delivers classic Gretsch tone with the added versatility of a solid laminate top.
What To Know
A lovely example of a mid 60s Gretsch 6120 "Nashville" model just into the shop! This double-cutaway twin pickup hollowbody followed the original 6120 made famous by Chet Atkins, and presented a few changes that still remained unique to the Gretsch stylings and features of the period.
Shedding true F holes for painted was one of the major changes that occurred in the Nashville model, increasing the guitar's ability to handle feedback rejection a bit better on stage. The original Filter'tron pickups have that chimey top end married with an almost PAF-like punch - plenty of clarity to cut through a mix, but with a full, round response that could handle jazz-like compositions.
This is a particularly nice example that's survived quite well despite have a few parts changed out over the years. All of the binding remains intact, with just a few small glued sections to reattach loose spots. The back of the neck shows some evidence of old light overspray to cover up a few wear spots. The tuners were replaced with Grover Rotomatics some time ago, the original Tru Arc bridge was swapped out for a Gibson-style bridge with an ABR-1. The original CTS pots show date codes of '65xx' denoting the likelihood of a 1965 build.
Gretsch serialization during this period isn't exactly scientifically accurate, so certain features and electronics dating help determine more accurately when these guitars are built.
Priced with original Gretsch hardshell case.