6120 55VS verses 6120 59VS

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by cqscqs, Apr 7, 2020.

  1. cqscqs

    cqscqs Gretschie

    Dec 8, 2013
    I've got a 6122-59, but want to add, (years later) a 6120. I played a 6120LTV last year at a Guitar Center and should have bought it. Called back to get it and it was gone. I'm playing mostly Chet stuff, I have a Mystery Brain too.

    But John Standefur posted a link on the Gretsch site, playing a 6120 55GETC with the D'armonds. I have to admit the sound to my ear was just about perfect. It maybe makes more sense to aim for that guitar, since I already have the hum buckers in the Country Gentleman, is what I'm thinking. Is there a downside?

    Also the 55GETC (and the updated 55 Vintage Select) has the medium jumbo frets which I prefer vs the vintage small on the LTV (and updated 59 Vintage Select).

    If anyone has any words of wisdom, I'd like to hear them. No specific questions here, just wondering if anyone has gone down the same path. Thanks!
  2. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    I’d like the difference between Filters and Dynas. Not much to add anything else really.
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  3. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Myself, I've never been able to bond with Dynas.

    Easy choice for me. The -59 VS
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  4. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    The right answer is ,you need both!;)

    But a nice Dyna 6120 would be a cool alternative to the 6122.
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2020
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  5. rob batz

    rob batz Synchromatic

    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
    I like to have a dyna equipped guitar and a filtertron equipped guitar
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  6. cqscqs

    cqscqs Gretschie

    Dec 8, 2013
    Thanks for these responses. One difference is (vs the 6122-59) I hope to get a little more unplugged volume for quiet practicing or just grabbing the guitar,(with either 6120 choice)
  7. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    55, easy one for me.
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  8. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    A ‘55 is on my bucket list, a real one ;)
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  9. CaliforniaSlim

    CaliforniaSlim Gretschie

    Jul 21, 2016
    my 2-cents the 55- add the dynas to your available soundscape.
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