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Gretsch G6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body - Orange Stain Reviews

3.5 stars based on 2 customer reviews
  • Robert Schlotter
    from Indiana, USA January 17, 2013Music Background:
    Hobbyist

    Rockabilly Baby!

    I have had this Rockabilly Axe for a few years now and still loving it. It sure has that famous "Gretsch Sound", and it's only getting better with age. It takes you back to when Chet Atkins was still playing regularly with the Gretsch guitars, and that sound they produced was amazing. I would highly recommend this guitar to anyone that wants to get that sound that theses guitar produce. Very comfortable to play also. No wonder why Brian Setzer only plays Gretsch guitars on stage!

  • JohnH
    from Orlando, Florida January 19, 2015Music Background:
    Pro musician

    Good Tone--but disappointing

    Having owned a '62 Country Gentleman and played a few Gretsch's at the store, I thought this would be a great choice. And the tone with the FilterTrons is very nice,authentic, and quiet. Almost no hum. But this guitar still has the old floating bridge. The bridge moved in shipment and required me to fiddle with re-positioning it and setting the intonation. That can take a lot of time. I don't mind that so much, but the floating bridge is a relic design with almost no practicality. My particular guitar would just not stay in tune, and I've played for 40 years and have several guitars that hold their tune very well. A must in recording. Even with lube on the nut and saddle, the plain G string would pop sharp during play making tuning it perfectly virtually impossible and rendering it unacceptable for recording. And I tried three separate G strings and gauges. It might be okay for stage presuming one doesn't accidentally move the floating bridge on stage or in transit. I had to send mine back and will stick with Fenders and Taylors as they stay in tune much better. It's a shame Gretsch cannot dispense with the floating bridge and design a better nut for this model. The tone is so unusual and the finish is great, but I think they cheaped out on design with this particular model.

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