1961 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins (Trestle Braced, 'Cowboy' OHSC)

Sale price$18,000.00
In stock


The ever enduring country classic! This Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins model features the classic 6120 specs: single cutway, twin FilterTron humbuckers, carved f-holes (in mid-1961 these switched to painted on), trestle braced archtop, licensed 'Gretsch by Bigsby' vibrato, Chet Atkins signature pickguard, zero fret, and trademark horseshoe headstock inlay. Cosmetic condition is excellent and very clean overall with minimal play wear and plenty of life in the original frets. The orange finish is still very vibrant with some gradual fading consistent with age.

Included in sale is the original 'Cowboy' hard case.

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Year: 1961

Finish: Original Orange Nitrocellulose

Body Material: Laminated Maple

Neck Material: Maple

Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood

Neck Profile: C-Shape

Neck Details: Maple neck with Brazillian Rosewood fingerboard, binding and neo-classical thumbnail inlays. Neck set into body.

Pickups: Two Gretsch FilterTron humbucking pickups.

Electronics: Master volume on horn, volume for each pickup, 3-way pickup selector, 3-way tone switch.

Hardware: All original, Gretsch branded Bigsby system, G stamped control knobs. Hardware has gone a beautiful champagne colour with age.

Modifications / Repairs: All original. No identifiable repairs undertaken or required.

Cosmetic Condition: This guitar is in excellent condition. Overall the condition is clean and shows little player wear for a guitar of its age with exeption of some very small and light marks in the laquer typically found in vintage nitro finishes. 

Tech Notes: Currently set up with 10-46 strings and a medium/low action that is very easy to play. The guitar is resonant acoustically and sounds amazing plugged in.

Case Details: Original Hard Shell Cowboy Case

Serial Number: 39816

Made in: USA


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