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Sold! Gretsch 6120 Double Cutaway Thinline Electric, Orange 1962

Sold!  Gretsch 6120 Double Cutaway Thinline Electric, Orange 1962

In 1962, the Gretsch 6120 Double Cutaway model appeared, displacing the classic but aging single-cutaway deep body 6120 and bearing the new, sealed Electrotone body. This closed body first appeared on the 1961 Tennessean.The new double cutaway version came about through a number of influences. In particular, Gibson hand introduced their very successful ES-335 models, and Chet Atkins felt the Electrotone body worked better at stage volumes.

Vintage
Price: $4250 CAD

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Sold! Gretsch Tennessee Rose G6119T Thinline Archtop Walnut, 2006

Sold!  Gretsch Tennessee Rose G6119T Thinline Archtop Walnut, 2006

Here, we have a Gretsch Tennessee Rose G6119T model with a pair of Filter ‘Trons, built at the Japan Terada plant in Nagoya during 2006. It’s in great condition, with light wear and one small ding in the headstock. The pickup covers and rocking bar bridge are showing some light oxidization, which make the guitar look vintage. It’s built with the laminate maple, arched top, sealed ElectroTone body.

Vintage
Price: $1650 CAD

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Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Thinline Archtop Electric Western Orange, 1962

Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Thinline Archtop Electric Western Orange, 1962

The Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins appeared in 1954 as a 16 inch wide 2.75 inch deep, single cutaway double pickup model, but for 1962 the new closed ElectroTone body provided a second cutaway shallower depth at 2.25 inches and faux F-Holes.

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Price: $4250 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gretsch G6120 DS Nashville Archtop Electric Guitar Orange, 2003

❌SOLD❌ Gretsch G6120 DS Nashville Archtop Electric Guitar Orange, 2003

The Gretsch G6120 DS Nashville is based on 1955-56 6120 models equipped with single coil deArmond DynaSonic pickups. Built for a short time starting in 2003, it is a ‘dressed down’ version of the G6120 DSV – it lacks the Western-style decorative G brand on the body and engraved block inlays.

Used
Price: $2200 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Chet Atkins Tennessean Thinline Archtop Burgundy, 1997

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Chet Atkins Tennessean Thinline Archtop Burgundy, 1997

The late, great Chet Atkins was closely associated with Gretsch guitars, but after Gretsch closed Gibson sought his endorsement and a number of Gibson Chet Atkins models appeared, including the Chet Tennessean, built from 1990 to 2005 in Nashville.

Used
Price: $1450 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ Gibson Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Translucent Red, 2001

❌ SOLD ❌ Gibson Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Translucent Red,  2001

The Gibson Chet Atkins Country Gentleman was built from 1986 to 2005, but Gibson’s association with Chet Atkins began in 1981 with the CEC Cutaway Electric Classical. While most of the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman guitars were made by Gretsch, that was impossible after 1981 when Gretsch temporarily folded. Gibson stepped in to work with Atkins, and produced a number of excellent, and ground-breaking instruments.

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Price: $3000 CAD

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