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2022 Gretsch G6120T-55VS Vintage Select '55 Chet Atkins Model

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Serial #: JT22072779

Body size at lower bout: 15 3/4" Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut Width: 1 11 1/6" Body depth: 2 3/4" Neck Depth, 1st/10th frets: .84/.93

Materials: Arched flame maple top, back, and sides; 2-piece maple neck; solid rosewood fingerboard with engraved inlays; two ply body and f-hole binding; bone nut.

Hardware: 100% original gold hardware includes twin TV Jones T-Armond single coil pickups; Gretsch logo Bigsby B6GFV tailpiece; Grover Sta-Tite tuners; gold signature Plexi pickguard; compensated aluminum bridge with rosewood base; independent "G Arrow" volume knobs for each pickup; master volume and tone knobs; three way pickup selector switch; polished aluminum nut; adjustable truss rod.

Notes: In late 1954, Gretsch introduced the guitar that would become its most iconic creation: the Chet Atkins Hollow Body. Designed in collaboration with Nashville's most famous instrumentalist, the 6120 drew upon Chet's long recording and performing experience to create an exceptionally versatile, highly playable electric instrument.

The fully hollow body, slimmer in depth than conventional archtops, lent a more comfortable feel. A handily placed master volume control facilitated dynamics during play. Later renamed the Nashville Model, the 6120 became one of the first production guitars to be factory equipped with a Bigsby vibrato tailpiece as standard equipment.

This faithful reissue recreates the inimitable western styling of the original, with the G logo brand in the body, and cattle and cactus inlays in the fingerboard and peghead. Finished in the classic Western Orange gloss lacquer, the Vintage Select '55 Chet combines many of the most desirable features of this favorite model, fitted with TV Jones T-Armond single coil pickups, aged binding, oversize F-holes, and the classic Gretsch logo Bigsby tailpiece.

This example is crafted with handsome tiger flame maple, and is in immaculate showroom condition, without apparent playwear of any kind. The guitar has a fine, versatile voice covering the gamut from bebop to rockabilly, with action smooth and low over a comfy, gentle C profile neck, and a fresh high precision setup.

From the Man With The Golden Thumb, a stunning interpretation of a historic model. One only, call now.

Setup: Trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted; bridge height adjusted; bridge compensation set; string slots at nut and bridge inspected and recut as necessary; bridge foot contour inspected and fit to top as necessary; bridge radius inspected and recurved as necessary; bridge wheels and tuners lubricated; fingerboard and bridge oiled; body and neck cleaned and hand polished.

Setup: This instrument is strung with light gauge nickel roundwound strings. The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 4/64" to 5/64" at the 12th fret, with light relief. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original deluxe arched plush lined Gretsch hardshell case.



















































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