Armrest on a 6120

Discussion in 'Technical Side of Things' started by MKunie, Dec 4, 2019 at 12:02 PM.

  1. MKunie

    MKunie Synchromatic

    Feb 8, 2012
    I love my new 6120-55, Love the gold hardware, I am liking the idea of a Gold Armrest on it, Can anyone direct me? All I see is , it is for Penguins, so what about the big 6120? Anyone? Thanks in advance! MK
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  2. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Gretschie

    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    From what I’ve read when I was thinking of doing this people use an 8” banjo armrest and modify it to fit
  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    For future reference :
    Reverend Guitars ( but seems only in chrome ) Screen Shot 2019-12-04 at 9.04.30 PM.png
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  4. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    I put one on my Jet and it bugged the s#!t outta me. Just a fyi
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  5. new6659

    new6659 Synchromatic

    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    Please elaborate. This is a mod I've considered for my G5435TCG to push it that much farther over the top.
  6. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Irritated my forearm. I left it on for one session. I have holes in my guitar.
    I'd say to give some time trying one out before doing it, i love how they look too.
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  7. RG7X

    RG7X Gretschie

    Nov 11, 2018
    Los Angeles
    I've often wondered about the utility of the armrest... I feel like the extra size of a hollow body makes it a natural arm rest without the need of another device. You ever played a Gretsch for a long time then gone back to a standard size solid body guitar...? It feels like a child's guitar.
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  8. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Great suggestion. Maybe Velcro for trial. Glue comes off unlike holes.
  9. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I have a leather armrest on my tele. Serves no real purpose, but I think it looks really cool.
  10. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Yeah maybe try some of that thick double sided tape. I've been wanting to try. I think I'd like the deep of cold metal over sticky gloss.
  11. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Maybe my wording was off. I meant Velcro to attach the metal armrest initially to see if it’s a definite like. Wouldn’t need but two small pieces really. Then mount it permanently once 100% certain that it’s a go. I’d rather peel sticky glue than have a holy guitar if I didn’t like it.
  12. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Country Gent

    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Armrests are great for banjos and mandolins from a utilitarian standpoint... not so much for guitars though.
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  13. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    fughhit, I'm making a leather Tele
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  14. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    @panhead6zero tooled the guard and armrest for me. Instantly made this guitar the coolest I’ve ever seen.
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  15. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Just a thought, find a store that has a Gretsch with an armrest and play it for awhile an see if you like it before you change yours.
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  16. slickfaster

    slickfaster Gretschie

    Dec 29, 2009
    Redondo bch.
    It feels pretty good to me on my CC. It takes the sharp binding out of your forearm n gives ya a smooth round. If you rock your guitar low ala Page, Slash or Zakk it doesn’t help much but looks cool. I like em on the Penguin. But @ bellybutton
    Or higher They feel good.
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  17. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Leather Telledero
  18. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
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  19. unknown fan

    unknown fan Gretschie

    Aug 7, 2018
    That's what I've put on all my guitars with armrests, I learned that trick on the Reverend forum back in the day before they started selling em.
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