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1971 Gretsch Model 6120 Chet Atkins Nashville Orange Filtertrons Original Hard Case
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A 1971 Gretsch Model 6120 Chet Atkins Nashville Guitar with the original Filtertron Pickups. It comes in the shown Original Gretsch Hardshell Case! This is a Professionally owned and played guitar in Gretsch Orange that looks and plays great!! Just like the one John Lennon played only 8 years newer!! See pic 20!
Everything works as it should. All I did was clean it up, added new 10 guage strings and adjust the floating bridge to intonate it. Then I proceeded to enjoy playing this guitar for about an hour!! It sounds and plays great. Low action that has some room left to lower it a little, it doesn't need it, and plenty of room to raise it for your playing preference.
The guitar has had some work done…It had a refret as well as some work on the neck. I was told it was not a complete neck reset. It didn’t need that. They had it heat pressed and it plays now with awesome low fast action. You can see some of the neck work with some glue in pic 14 …It has some wear on the back of the neck see pic 11. The binding was stabilized Professionally. They do something that prevents it from coming off the guitar. As you probably know, the Gretsch bindings are famous for cracking and coming off. This one should be stable for a long time. The bindings do look super cool with the crazing in them. Check those pics! Love the faded orange color of this guitar.
The Gretsch branded Bigsby is great. I don’t know what they did from the original Bigsby’s but this one is super sensitive and it not only detunes but you are able to pull it up for raising the tones as well. I am not used to that feature!
The controls all work as they should. It has two volume pots as well as the master volume. A three way pickup selector switch and a tone switch. No tone pots on these guitars. The other three way switch by the volumes controls is a kill switch that shuts off the electronics in either the down or up position. In the middle it activates the electronics.
The Pickps sound amazing. Love these Filtertrons. Best Gretsch Pickups in my opionion. They are thick and full. The back bridge pickup is full of life for you Thumb Pickers out there. You will sound like Chet with this Pickup!
The original Pickguard is still with it and not cracked. So many of these originals are broke. I was happy to see this one is not. The original nut is still here as well as the original tuners that work great!
The original bridge top is still with it. The base had cracked. It is in the case with the original screw adjusters. See pic 17…Even the Padded Back pad is still with the guitar. One snap is missing from the guitar and two were never meant to be attached. See pics 18 and 19.
These guitars are being remade by Gretsch in China and are surprisingly expensive. A reproduction depending on appointments will run anywhere from $1800 to $2500....You can have this original Gorgeous 1971 Chet Atkins for about the same money. No contest for me...Grab this one while you can.
The case is as nice as the guitar. Original branded Gretsch Brown Case. Only the back latch is missing its hanger. It can be replaced by the new owner. The other latches, hinges and original handle are still with it as well as the accessory box. Love having the original case with this cool vintage Gretsch!
This guitar is being sold as-is no returns as its vintage and used. Rest assured though, I have been handpicking my customers guitars for over 20 years now and they have all loved the guitars I found for them. This cool Gretsch will not be an exception.
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