1964 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins

$ 3990.52

1964 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins – 60 years old

This is in excellent condition and all original except for replacement Grover open back tuners and a much upgraded Compton bridge.  There is no serial number visible on this guitar (not unusual, some were stamped, some had paper labels inside and some got missed altogether).  The slim double cut body but lack of name plate on the headstock put it between 62 & 65 but the pots codes – 137640? (last digit is under the original solder) date it to 1964.

The guitar is fully working, even the mute works albeit a bit fussy. The mud switch is on it’s original caps and the mute switch has a slight crackle when operated… but nobody uses it anyway!  Original case too.  This is still the trans orange but it’s much more red and less sun faded than most (there are a couple this colour in the Gretsch book but they are far less common than the standard orange). There is no binding rot at all which makes this a very special guitar.