Gretsch G6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body


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Gretsch G6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body

The Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins hollow body is an hollow body electric guitar with f-holes, manufactured by Gretsch and first appearing in the mid-1950s with the endorsement of Chet Atkins. It was quickly adopted by rockabilly artists Eddie Cochran, Duane Eddy, Eric Clapton, Brian Setzer, Red Elvises and many others. Pete Townshend got one as a gift fromJoe Walsh in 1970, which he later would use on recordings for Who’s Next and Quadrophenia.

After George Harrison played Gretsch Country Gentleman and Tennessean models (which, like the 6120, were developed with and endorsed by Chet Atkins) Gretsch found they could scarcely keep up with demand.

This is the one: The modern version of the classic Gretsch G6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body guitar. Features include a 16”-wide, 2 ½”-deep single-cutaway hollow body. A rock maple neck, ebony fingerboard with Neo-Classic™ thumbnail inlays, dual High Sensitive Filter’Tron™ pickups, Grover® Rotomatic® tuners, Adjusto-Matic™ bridge and Bigsby® B6G vibrato tailpiece.

  • Body: Single cutaway
  • Color: Orange Stain
  • Scale length: 24.6″
  • Top: Arched laminated maple
  • Back and sides: Laminated maple body, 16″ wide, 2.75″ deep
  • Neck: 3-piece maple
  • Pickups: Two high-sensitivity FilterTron Pickups
  • Controls: 3-position pickup selector, 2 pickup volumes, master volume, 3-position toggle master tone switch
  • Width at nut: 1-11/16″ (43mm)
  • Fretboard: Ebony, 12″ radius
  • Bridge: Rosewood-based Adjusto-Matic bridge
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby B6C vibrato tailpiece
  • Hardware: Gold-plated, with knurled strap retainer knobs, adjustable truss rod
  • Frets: 22
  • Machine heads: Gold-plated Grover 102-18G Rotomatic die-cast tuners
  • Finish: Gloss urethane
  • Inlays: Neo-classic “Thumbnail” inlay position markers, curly maple headstock overlay, horseshoe headstock inlay
  • Binding: Bound fingerboard, multiple body bindings
  • Oversized f-holes
  • Gold plexi pickguard with “Chet Atkins” signature signpost
  • Includes deluxe hardshell case

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