GRETSCH GUITAR 6120 Nashville model
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-09-25)
Price : US $1,240.
The Story of this 6120dsv model
When Chet Atkins was approached to get involved with the Gretsch Co. the first 6120 models they showed him had ''Western Motifs'' with Cactuses, Steer Heads and a Branded G on the body.
Chet nearly walked away from Gretsch at that point. ''I'm not a Cowboy from the Wild West'' he told them, ''I'm a Tennessean, I don't even own a cowboy hat or boots!''
Months later and after a few re-designs, Gretsch stopped most of the Western appointments and came up with this model that featured humpback (or tombstone) fret markers, a brass nut, beautiful deep Tennessee Orange-stain maple and an abalone horseshoe on the headstock. Chet's signature appeared on the pickguard and DynaSonic pick-ups were fitted.
A young Duane Eddy bought one of these ''Chet Atkins'' models in 1956 and used it on many of his classic recordings. He still owns and plays his 6120 with the original Dynasonics and brass nut today. Duane became famous with the ''DYNASONIC PICKUP TWANG.''
So if you are interested in owning a Gretsch 6120 that comes closer to what Mr Atkins had envisioned, this is the guitar for you. It's a GREAT instrument that should hold it's value for a lifetime. The Dynasonic's are made from their original specs and are bright and bold. This Gretsch SINGS!! >> It's the Gretsch that will set you apart from the '%
This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-09-25)
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