Hi all, Just thought I'd share a few photos of these two guitars together. Even though they are rock and roll icons, I've not seen any comparisons of them before. The ES-295 is a 2016 Memphis Custom Shop reissue in its original 1952 specification. The 6120-55 is a 2019 model. Both are similar in height and width but the Gibson has a distinct lack of frets, which accounts for the gap between the fretboard and the neck pickup. The big difference is body depth, with ES-295 measuring 3 3/8" vs 2 3/4" for the 6120. And that's not all, since the Gibson has significant front and back arching which adds at least 5/8" again. And even that's not all. The arched and undulating top of the ES-295 means that the strings sit quite a long way from the body. There's at least 7/16" gap between the strings and the pickups, which makes it quieter than the 6120. Perhaps shims might help? Overall, the Gibson feels quite archaic compared to the Gretsch and much more like an acoustic arch top. There's also the Les Paul designed trapeze bridge (or bail bridge and Gibson now calls it vs: Despite all that, I prefer the neck on the ES-295 and find access to the 19th (and final) fret to be slightly easier than it is on the 6120 Overall though both are compelling, glamorous, beautiful and fun guitars to look at and to play. There is, however, the small matter of price. The 6120 is of course a very expensive, exquisitely made Japanese guitar. The ES-295 is an outrageously expensive, well made American guitar. I'm glad and fortunate to have them both.