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Gretsch G6120DC Chet Atkins Nashville

December 20, 2010
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After stints with WNOX in Knoxville Tennessee, WLW and WPTF in Raleigh North Carolina, Chet went ot Chicago and joined Red Foley’s band, with which he went to Nashville and made his debut at the Grande Ole Opry on April 13 1946. The Foley/Opry gig lasted six months, after which Chet made his first record, “Guitar Blues”, and instrumental he wrote with his brother Jim, who had played in the Les Paul Trio in New York, backed with “Brown Eyes Cryin’ In The Rain”. Chet received a princely $22.00 in royalties! Chet’s subsequent musical success and his endorsement of Gretsch Guitars is of course now firmly a part of musical history.

Part of that history is the Chet Atkins 6120 Nashville model. Based on the 1962 model 6120, the Chet Atkins Hollow Body Double Cutaway features dual High Sensitive Filter’Tron™ pickups, Gretsch “rocking” bar bridge, Bigsby B6C vibrato tailpiece, flip-up muffler system. Complete with simulated f-holes and snap-on back pad, this striking looking model is fFinished in high-gloss Gretsch Orange Stain!

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Specifications

* 1 11/16″ wide at zero fret
* bound ebony fingerboard with 12″ radius
* Routed Maple/Basswood Sides,
Arched Laminated Maple Back,
15.77″ Wide, 2″ Deep
* 3-Piece Maple/Walnut/Maple neck
* 2 High Sensitive Filter’TronTM Pickups
* 3-Position Toggle:
* Volume 1. (Neck Pickup),
Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Standby Switch,
* 3-Position Toggle Master Tone Switch:
Position 1. Medium Level, High Frequency Roll Off
Position 2. Switch Out of the Circuit, Pickup is Wide Open (That Great Gretsch Sound!)
Position 3. Slight Level, High Frequency Roll Off
* Ebony-Based Chrome “Rocking” Bar Bridge
* Gretsch Bigsby¨ B6G Vibrato Tailpiece
* Polished Aluminum, Chrome and Gold-Plated
* Includes G6241 Deluxe Hardshell Case
* 22 frets (Plus Zero Fret)
* Gold-Plated Grover¨ V98G Sta-TiteTM Die-cast Tuners
* Single Lever Activated String Mute,
* Snap-On Back Pad,
* Neo Classic “Thumbnail” Inlay Position Markers,
* Curly Maple Headstock Overlay,
* Inlaid Pearloid Horseshoe and Gretsch Logo on Headstock,
* Bound Fingerboard and Headstock,
* Multiple Body Bindings,
* Simulated F-Holes,
* Aluminum Bigsby Paired with Gold-PLated Hardware,
* Gold Plexi Pickguard with “Chet Atkins” Signature,
* Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs,
* Adjustable Truss Rod

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