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6121 Roundup, never played or seen one, I want one!

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by radd, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. radd

    radd Gretschie

    110
    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

    The problem is, how they say it in real estate, location, location, location. Your in Texas, perfect guitar. Me, I live at the beach in California......How is that Beautiful guitar gonna look in a surf town?:eek:

    TV Jones classics, those are the pickups I want.

    I might just have to bring a little country to surf land
     
  2. wilblee

    wilblee Synchromatic

    695
    May 23, 2013
    TX Hill Country
    It was designed in Brooklyn! It's not country. It's Cowboy Kitsch. I wouldn't hesitate to play this stellar guitar anywhere. It's been in honky-tonks, steampunk clubs, island bars, German beer gardens, mega churches, rural chapels, etc., etc..

    Embrace the madness!
     
  3. Just-Joshin-Ya

    Just-Joshin-Ya Gretschie

    117
    Nov 23, 2017
    WV
    I couldn't agree more! Does yours have a bit of v to the neck? Mine is different from my 6120jr but still great!
     
  4. Just-Joshin-Ya

    Just-Joshin-Ya Gretschie

    117
    Nov 23, 2017
    WV
    I seen both cactus and cattle in CA when I was there! Mostly just the desert sands of Ft. Irwin, but I did get to venture out once or twice to Venice Beach and the Hoover Dam! This guitar will fit any occasion!
     
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  5. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    And there are still real cowboys here in California - many in and around my town.
     
  6. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    Here's my reissue '59-6121 with changed Bigsby, added arm-rest, and swapped Filtertron covers (with vintage). I just felt the need to add a little character. It's a great playing and sounding guitar! Next to it is an actual 1959 model year 6121 which is also a great playing and sounding guitar, but totally different then the reissue.

    '59 6121 compare.JPG
     
  7. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Age:
    59
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    I like " after " , I like it a lot
     
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  8. wilblee

    wilblee Synchromatic

    695
    May 23, 2013
    TX Hill Country
    Thank you. And believe me I agree. To me the 6121-FTW was a just-right mash-up of the 6121-1955 and 1959 - the leather trim, G brand, and control layout of the 1955 with the Filtertrons of the 1959. The steerhead pickguard brought in an element I really dig from the 6130. (Why doesn't every western motif'ed Gretsch get a steerhead pickguard?) I wasn't sure about the wire arm, until I got it on there. With that it all came together - looks, functionality, sound, it's all there.
     
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  9. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

    Age:
    80
    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
    Right! This is the tailpiece I want! Also want the studded belt side molding!!