Welcome to JTKM STUDIO.

Like your vintage guitar collection to be book referenced? We’ve got you covered! Read on!

Here we have a truly rare and magical Gretsch 6120 from 1954 which will appeal to just about all vintage guitar collectors. What you are looking at is what we believe is the earliest known Gretsch 6120 left in existence. This particular one was the 14th made (we noticed the 15th made was up for sale in the USA a few months ago and sold for a significant sum). What makes this one even more special is that it features in the wonderful book “Gretsch 6120 The History of a Legendary Guitar” by Ed Ball. It features on the opening page of the book and is documented throughout.

The debut batch of Gretsch 6120 models ran with serial numbers from 16450 to 16550; this one has serial number 16463. An obvious indicator of a first batch 6120 is that they feature 21 frets and 7 western styled block inlays, while the later batches feature 22 frets. The western motifs continue with the cow making an appearance on the headstock, something we love to see!

As a constant, we will let the photos do most of the talking. All of the original features are as expected; arrow motif knobs, DeArmond Dynasonic pickups (which sound incredible) Patent fixed position B6 Bigsby (stripped of its gold), compensated aluminium bridge, gold hardware (tarnished in areas), vibrant un-faded western orange finish, sign-post detailed pickguard, G branded body, tweed case, 21 frets and a beautiful dark rosewood board.

Most importantly, this rarity is free from any of the negative associated Gretsch Syndrome matters; such as a poor neck joint/angle and rotting binding. This one has a rock solid neck joint and is set up perfectly. It plays effortlessly all over the neck with no dead spots whatsoever. It has some playwear in areas but nothing off-putting. Take a moment to check the tiger flame on the maple top and the beautifully western styled strap with stunning red jewels. This one is a true masterpiece and a firm part of vintage guitar history. The 6120 is 100% original and needs nothing, in our eyes it is perfect and I’m sure you will agree. It has been professionally set up and plays perfectly.

There you have it, yet another book referenced masterpiece from JTKM STUDIO. We are quietly confident JTKM STUDIO is coming the go-to place in the UK for offset Fender and also 1950’s Gretsch!

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We offer a 24 hour approval period for all our guitar sales.

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The price is £25,000 which is approximated at $30,450.



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All payments are by bank transfer into a UK HSBC Account.

We ship worldwide, fully insured with UPS. We ship as soon as payments have cleared unless instructed to do otherwise. Buyers are usually provided with a UPS tracking number within an hour of the payment being received. We are not responsible for any loss or damage due to transit. All shipments will be expertly packaged with no expense spared.

We offer a 24 hour approval period on all guitar sales, thereafter all sales are final. Amplifiers are sold strictly as-is due to their fragile nature. We have never had a return in over 15 years. If a buyer choses to return a purchased guitar we must be notified within 24 hours. The guitar must arrive back with us in exactly the same condition and will be fully inspected. If the guitar does not return in exactly the same condition as it was sent or has been damaged due to transit your payment will not be fully refunded. The buyer is responsible for all return postage, insurance and incurred costs.