Ngd a 6120 has arrived

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by mbkri, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    In my quest for the “ultimate” 6120 i just opened the box and pulled out an RHH.
    My first “new” electric guitar in all my years of playing. First i have to say Rocky at Streetsounds sent this thing ready to go. Great set up. Spot on intonation. Nice action. Perfectly packed. 2 day delivery.
    The guitar is gorgeous to behold of course. Not used to having such sparkly bright looking frets. Even stuff you play in a guitar store isnt this clean and sparkly! Wierd.
    The neck pickup is darker and less smoothly rounded than i am used to. A little less jazzy mellow than on my filtertron 6120. Might tweak the pole heights a tad, but im not going to rush. Best to see how i might use the sound as is.
    Love the full depth body and it rings out acoustically so well. I bought a Gretsch Rocking Bar bridge this week expecting to replace the TOM but i really dont think i need to. So i will bung it on something else. Really this guitar needs nothing..... which is as it should be at this price point!
    I even like the clear Pickguard, which I've never been a fan of till this morning when i became the owner of one! Not planning on going anywhere today. Must remember to talk to Sherry every now and then, but i think its a guitar day!
    Heres some pictures of the 6120s together.
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    Last edited: Jan 18, 2020
  2. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Synchromatic

    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    That’s a good group you got there, congrats!
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  3. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Wow!!! Beautiful.. congrats & enjoy!!!
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  4. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Gretschie

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
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  5. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
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  6. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Synchromatic

    Feb 13, 2015
    Congrats, man! Beautiful guitar.

    When I bought my first Gretsch it came down to the 6120EC or an RHH model. I went with the EC because I've always been a single coil guy, and I'm a chicken, but I still think about trading out of a few others to get one of these. There's just nothing like a traditional orange hollow body with the full western motif. just awesome.
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  7. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Wow, that is really sweet. Way to go.

    Congrats and play it in good health.
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  8. Outlaw

    Outlaw Synchromatic

    Jul 13, 2011
    Very nice. A true classic!!
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  9. johnny g

    johnny g Country Gent

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    That is it, that's the one. Great choice. When say Gretsch, that's what I think of.
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  10. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Gorgeous guitar.
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  11. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
  12. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Gretschie

    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    Nice score! Congratulations
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  13. MKunie

    MKunie Synchromatic

    Feb 8, 2012
    Amazing! Happy NGD, Enjoy
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  14. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Congrats, it is stunning! Excellent choice. Might be biased because I have one, but the RHH to me is about the ultimate 6120. Having multiple 6120s though is def. a privilege and an honor.
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  15. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Congrats and hope you enjoy it!

    All these NGD Gretsch family shots are making me yearn to expand my Gretsch family.
  16. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    What a stunner,congrats mbkri!
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  17. Rob_Brindley

    Rob_Brindley Gretschie

    Jul 22, 2019
    Stoke-On-Trent, England
    Awesome - Congrats! Had the opportunity to play one a while back and would love to add one to the collection!
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  18. Parttime

    Parttime Gretschie

    Dec 6, 2018
    Awesome guitar!
    Those Gotoh buttons are really cool. I was thinking of ordering some for my Setzer Smoke but I wasn’t sure how they would look. Thanks for the pictures.
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  19. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
    One of the best guitars in production right now, enjoy!
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  20. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2008
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