Gretsch G6120DSW with DynaSonic Pickups 2006

$ 2678.97

Stunning looking and playing Gretsch 6120 DSW with Dynasonic pickups.

Based on early 1950’s models, the Gretsch G6120 DSW Chet Atkins model is probably the iconic Gretsch with its G brand in the top and ‘Western’ motif inlays. The DSW designation indicates that Dyna Sonic pickups are installed, and the Western decorations are used.

Here we’re looking at a Gretsch G6120 DSW built at the Terada plant in Japan and dating to 2006 in a really great condition.

The Gretsch G6120 DSW is structurally similar to many other 6120 variants, but is closest to the early 1954-1955 models, before humbucking pickups appeared.

The body is a 3-ply Maple laminate, with a 3-piece Maple neck – the neck has two pieces of Maple with a thin Walnut center strip. The bound fingerboard is Rosewood. This model also features a Brass nut, an attempt to equalize tone between fretted and open strings.

The top is braced with a pair of longitudinal tone bars and there’s also a sound post coupling the top and back, underneath the bridge.

The key differences are in the electronics – the DSW carries a pair of ‘DynaSonic’ single coil pickups built to replicate 1950’s deArmond models.

This pickup design is quite elaborate, with spring-loaded carriers for the polepiece magnets very visible on the back. The wiring is typical pre-Filter’Tron Gretsch with a single pickup selector, master volume, individual volumes, and a master tone pot.

A Bigsby is installed with the vintage flat handle and the bridge is an Aluminum unit, produced by Bigsby for use with their tailpieces. These bridges tend to be very twangy!

The finish is the classic Gretsch orange, and is particularly spectacular and in great condition on this one.

This is a really nice guitar to play, very comfortable and clean sounding.

The original Gretsch – branded hard shell case is included.

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