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Comin' Back HomeDating back to a historic meeting with a Gretsch sales rep in 1955 at the Grand Ol' Opry--when Chet was first offered his own Gretsch...Click To Read More About This Product

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The modern version of the 6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body that started it all!

Comin' Back Home
Dating back to a historic meeting with a Gretsch sales rep in 1955 at the Grand Ol' Opry--when Chet was first offered his own Gretsch-designed guitar--the classic 6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body guitar helped put Chet's influential sound and style on the map. The premium 6122 Country Gentleman and affordable 6119 Tennessean models soon followed suit in 1958, furthering Chet's legacy and becoming the favored guitars of countless players.Chet Atkins' name appeared on these instruments up until the late 1970's when Gretsch Founder Fred Gretsch passed away. Now, more than 25 years later, Chet's name returns to the guitars to which he is so indelibly linked.

Body Style: Double-cutaway
Scale Length: 24.6" (625mm)
Top: Arched laminated maple
Back and sides: Routed Maple/Basswood Sides, Arched Laminated Maple Back, 15.77" Wide, 2" Deep
Neck: 3-Piece Maple/Walnut/Maple
Pickups: 2 High Sensitive Filter'tron Pickups
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups
Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup),
Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup),
Master Volume,
3-Position Toggle Master Tone Switch,
Standby Switch
Width At Nut: 1-11/16" (43mm)
Fretboard: Ebony, 12" Radius (305mm)
Bridge: Ebony-Based Chrome Rocking Bar Bridge
Tailpiece: Gretsch Bigsby B6G Vibrato Tailpiece
Hardware: Polished Aluminum, Chrome and Gold-Plated
Finish: Gloss Urethane
No. Of Frets: 22 (Plus Zero Fret)
Machine Heads: Gold-Plated Grover V98g Sta-Tite Die-Cast Tuners
Unique Features: Single Lever Activated String Mute, Snap-On Back Pad, Neo Classic Thumbnail Inlay Position Markers, Zero Fret, Curly Maple Headstock Overlay, Inlaid Pearloid Horseshoe And Gretsch Logo On Headstock, Bound Fingerboard And Headstock, Multiple Body Bindings, Simulated F-Holes, Aluminum Bigsby Paired With Gold-Plated Hardware, Gold Plexi Pickguard With Chet Atkins Signature, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod
Top: Arched Laminated Maple
Neck: 3-Piece Maple/Walnut/Maple
Back and Sides: Routed Maple/Basswood Sides
Fingerboard: Ebony
Frets: 22
Pickups: 2 High Sensitive Filter'TronTM Pickups
Bridge: Ebony-Based Chrome "Rocking" Bar Bridge
Machine Heads: Gold-Plated Grover V98G Sta-TiteTM Die-cast Tuners
Tailpiece: Gretsch Bigsby B6G Vibrato Tailpiece
Case: Includes G6241 Deluxe Hardshell Case
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my original was stolen


from Palm Coast Florida

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I bought this original guitar in Norfolk VA while in the navy in 1964. What a masterpiece!! I enjoyed every feature of this fine instrument and played at all opportunities. Since I was aboard a US Navy ship, the USS Newport News, a heavy cruiser, I spent many hours between duty shifts playing along with a few shipmates. All, of course asked when they could borrow the Gretsch. I took leave upon arrival back in Norfolk in 1965, and took the beloved Gretsch with me for a few days of travel fun. Upon arrival back on base, I parked my car at the end of the navy pier, guarded by two seamen, and went aboard the ship, to check-in. An hour later I returned to my car to find the MGB convertible top slashed and all my belongings stolen.....including the Gretsch. The thieves even took my gear shift knob and floor mats! Of course, no one saw anything. Never saw it again, and my love for playing dwindled. Now I am too old to buy another, but get very nostalgic when I see one. Would I recommend one to you,...what do you think? You will never be dissatisfied with the quality and ease of playing the Gretsch. I forgive the person that took mine, and maybe someday it might just show up...I would love to play the Gretsch again. Bob Matson

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