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1955 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins

$5,995.00
Year
1955
Manufacturer
Gretsch
Model
6120 Chet Atkins
Condition
Very Good
Description

This is 1 of the most popular Chet Atkins models from the very 1st year of production, this affordable 6120 sports its famous “G” Brand yet pre-dates the cow & cactus engraved inlays, its Orange finish is nice other than some 1 long top crack repair from decades ago & having players wear all over, its 2 D’Armond pickups are super smooth & have that fantastic bold tone one can only hope for from these fabulous 6120’s, its factory pearloid Block inlaid ebony fingerboard has no engravings, the back of its neck finish is worn from plenty of enjoyment over the last 65 years, its original Gold pickgard has its signpost areas finish removed, its got Gold hardware having some of its parts refinished in a deeper gold color, it now has Grover Imperial tuners added that work quite well, it still sports her original 1st issue plain knobs w/arrow pointers, its Bigsby metal bridge intonates well & its “V” cutout Bigsby  complete its look, its multi-laminted bound body & neck are really excellent w/hardly any chrystalizing other than by its heel area, it could use a new heel cap, its label inside is a bit non-legible, its got untouched electronics,  just in from its last 30+ year ownership, she comes with a decent hard case. 

1955 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins

$5,995.00

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Description

This is 1 of the most popular Chet Atkins models from the very 1st year of production, this affordable 6120 sports its famous “G” Brand yet pre-dates the cow & cactus engraved inlays, its Orange finish is nice other than some 1 long top crack repair from decades ago & having players wear all over, its 2 D’Armond pickups are super smooth & have that fantastic bold tone one can only hope for from these fabulous 6120’s, its factory pearloid Block inlaid ebony fingerboard has no engravings, the back of its neck finish is worn from plenty of enjoyment over the last 65 years, its original Gold pickgard has its signpost areas finish removed, its got Gold hardware having some of its parts refinished in a deeper gold color, it now has Grover Imperial tuners added that work quite well, it still sports her original 1st issue plain knobs w/arrow pointers, its Bigsby metal bridge intonates well & its “V” cutout Bigsby  complete its look, its multi-laminted bound body & neck are really excellent w/hardly any chrystalizing other than by its heel area, it could use a new heel cap, its label inside is a bit non-legible, its got untouched electronics,  just in from its last 30+ year ownership, she comes with a decent hard case. 

Additional information

Year

1955

Make

Gretsch

Model

6120 Chet Atkins

Condition

Very Good

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