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Gretsch G6120 FTM Player’s Edition Orange, 2016

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This is a real treat – a Gretsch G6120 FTM Player’s Edition, with a spectacular flame maple body, string-through Bigsby, pinned bridge, and locking tuners! This is a seriously good guitar, and these modern examples are among the best Gretsch has ever produced.

Gretsch introduced the 6120 in 1954 and it was an immediate hit, adopted by many of the top players like Chet Atkins and Eddie Cochrane. It’s undergone a number of refinements over the years including a shift to a thin double-cutaway body design.

In January of 2016, the Player’s Edition line was launched, and this Gretsch G6120 FTM is one of the early examples. This line included a number of improvements that are visually subtle but practically significant. The main elements are the addition of locking tuners, a drilled-through string bar for the Bigsby, a ‘pinned bridge’ and Schaller strap locks. The locking tuners and drilled-through string bar make changing strings a light breeze, and the pinned bridge keeps the bridge base from being shoved out of place during play – or during string changes. Still, the bridge can be easily lifted off for service or cleaning.

This Gretsch G6120FTM dates to April of 2016, and is in excellent, very clean condition with only very light wear. It has one further modification – the original rocking-bar bridge has been replaced with a compensated Compton brass model.

The original Gretsch-branded hard shell case is included, and contains the Gretsch documentation, the strap sections of the strap locks, truss rod wrench, and case keys.

Here’s the builder on the Gretsch G6120 FTM:

“Designed from the ground up for modern players yet retaining all the timeless style that made the 6120 famous, the Gretsch G6120 FTM Players Edition Nashville with String-Thru Bigsby is a marvelous example of art and performance. Player-oriented features, wide, open sound and comfortable playability combine to create a playing experience like no other. Ideal for every song, every night, this Nashville is certain to become your go-to guitar.

Two High Sensitive Filter’Tron humbucking pickups pair with the laminated maple body, delivering pristine high end, glassy midrange, robust low end and balanced harmonics for tone that blends seamlessly with other instruments. A 12″-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and striking pearloid Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays tops a maple neck with a comfortably familiar standard “U”-shaped profile for fluidly easy playing. The innovative Gretsch “ML” bracing is specifically voiced to provide full hollow body tones from the thinner, 2.25″ body. Controls are simple and versatile – separate bridge and neck volume controls, three-way pickup switching, No Load tone control and master volume – and allow for countless tone variations. The new Gretsch “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil caps add smooth vintage tone while the treble bleed circuit lets your guitar retain all of its tasty clarity when rolling the volume control down. Highly expressive, the Bigsby B6GP vibrato tailpiece and pinned “rocking” bar bridge combine with the GraphTech® Tusq XL nut for stable tuning. In a uniquely Gretsch touch, the Bigsby tailpiece is now string-through, making it quicker (and easier) to change strings as well as providing increased vibration transfer for enhanced sustain.

A treat for the eyes and ears, this guitar is a highly-tuned music machine – from the shining gold Schaller® locking tuning machines and gold “G Arrow” control knobs to the F Holes, gloss urethane finish and gold vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo. Constructed with sterling fit and finish and an eye for detail, the Players Edition Nashville with String-Thru Bigsby is a marvel of modern instrument design. Includes a deluxe hardshell case. “

The Gretsch G6120TFM Players Edition Nashville shares all of the above features as the G6120T but with an Orange Stained laminated flamed maple body.


 

Price: $2,999.99 CAD
  • Model: G6120 FTM
  • Year: 2016
  • Finish Gloss Orange
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: JT16041477, dating to April 2016 at Terada in Nagoya Japan
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Date Posted: 20/04/2022

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.568lbs 3.44kg
  • Scale Length: 626mm 24.65in
  • Nut Width: 43.10mm 1.696in
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