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Gretsch G6120T-55 Vintage Select Edition '55 Chet Atkins Hollow Body With Bigsby

The names Chet Aktins and Gretsch have become synonymous with some of the most iconic and stylish guitars ever made - the G6120T-55 Vintage Select Edition, with its laminated flamed Maple body, aged Pearloid block fingerboard inlays, Bigsby tremolo, aged white with black binding, and classic Western Orange Stain Lacquer finish, being a prime example.

Built to a period-correct specification, this classic hollow-bodied Gretsch is without a doubt one to put a smile on the face of any who see, hear, or play it. Pickups are a pair of vintage-voiced TV Jones® T-Armond single coils, so that classic Gretsch twang and tone is available in abundance; combine it with the Standard U-shaped maple neck, highly playable rosewood fingerboard, pinned aluminum compensated bridge, and the essential Bigsby tremolo, and the term "Pure Gretsch" has never been so relevant.

What Gretsch say:

Co-designed with the guitarist’s guitarist, Chet Atkins, the venerable 6120 is one of the most widely heard Gretsch instruments. The G6120T-55 Vintage Select Edition '55 Chet Atkins Hollow Body with Bigsby stays true to the original design and astounding classic aesthetics. A veritable tonal multi-tool, this hollow body has an easy-playing, comfortable feel and rings out proudly with That Great Gretsch Sound!

A pair of TV Jones T-Armond single-coil pickups creates multi-dimensional tone with plenty of articulate detail. Traditional Gretsch controls allow you to blend and shape the pickups’ sounds, creating countless tonal variations. Add the new Gretsch “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil capacitors and you get incredibly smooth taper and silky vintage high end. The standard “U”-shaped maple neck bears a 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets for a memorable playing experience that works with any fret-hand style. A pinned aluminum compensated bridge works with the Bigsby B6GBVF vibrato tailpiece for stable tuning while the vintage-style polished aluminum nut delivers signature snappy twang.

Designed for pure tone and slick, comfortable playing feel, this guitar features the classic appointments Gretsch fans desire—gold “G Arrow” control knobs, aged white binding with black purfling, durable gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, aged pearloid block inlays with classic Western motif, gold vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo and gold Grover Sta-tite tuning machines. A resurrected blast from the past with elegantly refined style and sound, the G6120T-55 Vintage Select Edition '55 Chet Atkins Hollow Body with Bigsby is sure to satisfy any devotee of Gretsch’s golden era.

  • Series Gretsch® Professional Collection
  • Family Nashville® / G6120
  • Color Western Orange Stain Lacquer
  • Build Hollow Body
  • Cutaway Single Cutaway
  • Body Laminated Flamed Maple
  • Body Shape Nashville® / G6120
  • Bracing Parallel Tone Bars
  • Body Binding Aged White with Black Purfling
  • Body Back Laminated Maple
  • Body Top Laminated Flame Maple
  • Body Depth 2.75" (70 mm)
  • Neck Material Maple
  • Neck Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape Standard "U"
  • Neck Binding Aged White
  • Scale Length 24.6" (625 mm)
  • Fingerboard Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius 12" (305 mm)
  • Number of Frets 22
  • Fret Size Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Polished Aluminum
  • Nut Width 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
  • Position Inlays Aged Pearloid Blocks
  • Headstock Early '50s Gretsch
  • Bridge Pickup TV Jones® T-Armond
  • Neck Pickup TV Jones® T-Armond
  • Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration DS/DS
  • Bridge Compensated Aluminum with Pinned Rosewood Base
  • Tuning Machines Grover® V98 Sta-Tite™ Open-Back
  • Pickguard Gold Plexi with Black Gretsch Logo
  • Control Knobs Arrow
  • Orientation Right-Hand
  • Strings Nickel Plated Steel .011-.049
  • Included Accessories Included: 099-6411-000 G6241 16" Deluxe Hollow Body Hardshell Case, Black

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  • Colin Okines


    Beautiful, plays like a dream.

  • Derek Hamilton


    Great guitar v happy

  • Earl Adams


    Fabulous guitar, everything you would expect from a Gretsch! Beautiful to look at and easy to play, and the sound is wonderful. The setup was perfect.

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