What model Gretsch Bigsby on 6120 / 5420 ?

Discussion in 'The Great Bigsby forum' started by advid, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. advid

    advid Electromatic

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    Mar 5, 2017
    London UK
    I want to replace the 'standard' Bigsby on my 5420 with a 'real' ''V'' Gretsch Bigsby...(like on a 6120)

    What is the model number for this please ?
     
  2. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    I think that it is B6CG... I'm not sure, though. o_O

    A+!
     
  3. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Bigsby B6C
    For Gold it’s B6CG or sometimes B6G.
    Plenty for sale on reverb.
     
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  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
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    I did that to my 5120 .. here's a photo to give you an idea of what it will look like . ( It's not as " short " as the photo makes it appear to be ) I believe it was a B6C with the V cut ( of coarse ) It also had the Dwayne Eddie handle on it IMG_0003.JPG
     
  5. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Love the looks of that.
     
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  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks ...I miss that guitar :( Completely modded out too . Bigsby V cut , Rocking Bar Bridge , TV Jones pickups and wiring harness , strap locks , locking tuners , custom made truss rod cover and a JACK PLATE !
     
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  7. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    I can see why!
     
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  8. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Got most of mine new from Darren Riley
     
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  9. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    He's great!
    I've gotten lots of stuff from him, c/o reverb :)
     
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  10. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    bump for @dougmon ... regarding mods
     
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  11. dougmon

    dougmon Gretschie

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    Jan 9, 2013
    California
    Thanks, @thunder58 -- I'm researching Bigsbys right now, so this is very helpful.
     
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  12. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    @dougmon , just in case , here's the list
     
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  13. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    May 31, 2018
    NC
    B6C. I thought about doing it on my 5420 just couldn't justify $200+ for a gold one. I will however spend multiple hundreds of $ to modify a $100 guitar.o_O:p I'm not positive but I think the mounting holes don't exactly line up so you might have to fill and drill. Maybe someone that has actually done it can confirm.
     
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