20 years ago today in Gretsch history

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  1. Shock

    Shock Gretschie

    314
    Sep 7, 2020
    Minnesota
    The G6120N New Nashville had a debut released. Although 25 years is generally the big year for anniversaries.

    https://www.gretsch.com/2001/11/gretsch-introduces-6120n-nashvillebeautiful-new-model-makes-debut/

    I don't think anyone really knows what they were thinking when they came out with it. Only a 3 year limited run they either gave up on it quick, or never intended to make an unlimited number of them. Or was it just a marketing test that didn't pan out? And would they ever make an anniversary reissue?

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    I would like to see them reissue them in more colors.

    This is an awful picture of a walnut one.

    Gretsch-Vintage-2001-New-Nashville-6120N-electric-guitar.jpg

    And Juliens had 2 that were sold this last april at the Gretsch Archives auction. I was fortunate enough to get the Green one.

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    And I posted this before, but this is the Brooklyn Burst one.

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    I would like to find one in Black. Gretsch should really consider reissuing.
     
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  2. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I'll take one in gold.
     
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  3. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
    Admin Post
    I had an orange one, and came very close to buying a walnut one, but literally as I walked into the store to buy it, they took it away to ship to another buyer.
     
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  4. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    With cream Dogear P90s? :cool:
     
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  5. LongJohn

    LongJohn Synchromatic

    779
    Apr 22, 2016
    Queens, NY
    Sunburst for me please.
     
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  6. Florentine. What’s not to like.
     
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  7. Shock

    Shock Gretschie

    314
    Sep 7, 2020
    Minnesota
    The same thing with me, only different. The walnut one in the picture was for sale in England. I was trying to work out tariffs and shipping and such with the buyer, but he sold it locally for less. It was just too much hassle.
     
  8. Shock

    Shock Gretschie

    314
    Sep 7, 2020
    Minnesota
    Generally I don't go for the sunburst. Definitely the exception with this one. I just kick myself that I didn't try harder to get that one when it was up for auction at Juliens.
     
  9. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    They're beautiful guitars, but I'm so used to Gretsch's soft, rounded curves that the Florentine cutaway looks jarring to me.
     
  10. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    I love the Florentine cut, looks badassed
     
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  11. emitex

    emitex Synchromatic

    854
    Aug 21, 2014
    NYC
    Always attracted to the Florentine cut. Gretsch should consider a limited Electromatic version. That might be a big seller.
     
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  12. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Age:
    51
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    The mistake they made was to name it a 6120 and paint it orange,if they'd called it something else and coloured it anything but orange it might have lasted longer.

    I love orange btw,but I've always wanted one of these in bullion gold!;)
     
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  13. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Age:
    56
    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    I would like to post a double-like.
     
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  14. GreTschocaster

    GreTschocaster Synchromatic

    Age:
    68
    574
    Feb 11, 2013
    Canada
    These are great guitars but mine isn't getting played enough. I had a deal to trade mine earlier this year. The trade was for his Country Club that was given to him when he became a Gretsch endorsed player. In the end he decided he couldn't let the Country Club go, too many great memories along with Duane Eddy's autograph.
    I will be bringing my 6120N to Arizona in late December and will put it up for sale.
     
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  15. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    74
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I love the thin body on mine. I swapped out the pickups for TVJ Classic/Classic+ and used a Compton Brass tone chamber bridge instead of the rattle-o-matic bridge it came with.
    G6120N & G6120-JR2 006.jpg
     
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  16. Shock

    Shock Gretschie

    314
    Sep 7, 2020
    Minnesota
    Here is Mike Scott rocking one. He must have got his own truss rod cover.

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  17. pmarinovich

    pmarinovich Gretschie

    121
    Nov 17, 2018
    Louisiana
    As a general rule, I prefer the venetian cut over the florentine. But the more I look at this guitar, the more I like it. Gretsch always seems to get the proportions right.
     
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  18. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
    Admin Post
    There is something very right about these. I remember that mine had extraordinary sustain and a sweetness to the sound.
     
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  19. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
    Admin Post
    I don’t think that P-90s would be the way to go on a 6120N. The sound of these guitars is crisp. IMHO, it sounded best with ceramic Filtertrons. It’s not harsh sounding, at all, but the natural sustain and singing quality of the instrument seems to be best served by very crisp, very responsive, pickups.
     
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  20. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Interesting, what sort of bracing do they have, also what PU did you settle on?

    I assumed the references to a 6120n in gold were really hinting towards a secret love crush for an ES-295, but I may have read to much in it.
     
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