Don’t get me wrong, any Gretsch sounds great My Hot Rod is a wonderful sounding guitar (besides the cool look and the fantastic playability)...It has a special midrange kick that I really like, on the other hand there are deep twangin‘ wooden basses and sparkling heights without any icepicks. It‘s a kind of a really sophisticated, unique twang. Why‘s that so? Do any other Hot Rod player here experienced something similar? I guess the ebony fretboard adds brilliance the deeper 2.75“ body adds midrange and volume there is something magical in the short circuit the trestle bracing adds sweetness and this special kind of woodiness and all these parameters are the perfect combination for the Setzer sigs. I‘m glad I didn‘t trade this great guitar for the 6120 ssu and I guess now I know why those guitars are Brians favourite live guitars.