The Gretsch G6120DC appeared in 1962 with a Chet Atkins trademark, and was a thin body, double cutaway version of the classic Chet Atkins 6120, smaller than the 6122 Country Gentleman. After 1966, when the agreement with Chet Atkins expired, the Atkins name was dropped and the guitar became the Nashville. The 'electrotone' body is closed, with the f-holes either painted on or a decal, and there's an access panel on the back covered by a snap-on pad.
At the time this guitar was built, the agreement between Gretsch and Chet Atkins had expired, so it does not carry the Chet Atkins name. The Atkins Estate and Gretsch renewed their agreement in 2008.
This example was built in December 2003 at the Dyna Gakki plant in Japan, and is an excellent guitar in very good condition. The body uses a nicely flamed maple laminate, and the traditional Gretsch orange finish is in excellent condition. The snap pad on the back has a very slight tear.
Frankly - I'm having a hard time photographing and writing about this guitar because it's so nice to play. The action is clear and clean all the way up and down the neck, the 16-inch body is a very comfortable size and at 3.5kg, it is not a burden. I could sit here all day with this.
I like the tone from the rocking bar bridge, and with careful placement intonation is not a big problem; I start to intonate these bridges using the A and B strings, and compare the 5th and 17th frets.
Hardware is gold plated, with the historic exception of the Bigsby, which is in its native polished aluminum. The plating is in great condition, so it's likely that this guitar has basically not been played and the parts not handled. Tuners are gold-plated Grover Sta-Tite models.
This is a consignment piece. Prices shown are in US dollars and are based on a recent exchange rate. For Canadian dollar pricing, please follow the More Details link here to our website posting at www.12fret.com
The original hardshell case is included.
1. We accept Visa and Mastercard through our secure online payment processor. We do use 3d Secure, aka Verified by Visa and Mastercard Secure Code. If the card cannot be verified through this method, shipping delays may occur. 2. We accept wire transfers - please contact us for details. 3. We do not accept cheques. Our banks hold cheques far too long for this to be useful. 4. In person we're happy to accept cash or verified debit cards. 5. Normally, on our own website (www.12fret.com) we list prices primarily in Canadian dollars. On Gbase, we've converted the Canadian prices to US dollars at a 1.3% exchange rate. This rate is subject to change, reflecting current currency conversion rates.
Our primary carrier is FedEx. We also use Canada Post where rates or delivery schedules may provide better service to our customers. While we try hard to ship promptly, we will hold shipments if we determine that weather issues may cause damage to the shipped item.
Returns of Guitars, mandolins, banjos, amplifiers etc. All sales are final. We have a no-returns policy with a number of exceptions. To view our full return policy, and Terms and Conditions, please see the page at the link below: http://www.12fret.com/the-twelfth-fret-terms-and-conditions/