G6121E Info Needed

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  1. robl

    robl Electromatic

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Edmonton
    Hi All Trying to find info on my G6120E - any help appreciated

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  2. bluenote23

    bluenote23 Country Gent

    Oct 17, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    Interesting. I have never heard of a 6120E before. That looks a lot like a 6120W. It appears to be preFMIC from the tuners and the (quite frankly, not very good but easy to swap out) roller bearing bridge.

    I see that you mark it as a 1996 so you already know it is preFMIC.

    If you can change the title of your thread you may get more proper responses (I have a G6121W so I looked).
     
  3. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    What does the sticker say inside the top f hole?
     
  4. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Predecessor to the RHH?
    Nice one.
     
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  5. Gregor

    Gregor Country Gent

    It's the Eddie Cochran signature model. Look it up on the Long and Mcquade website for a description...sorry I can't seem to copy the link for you.
    As mbkri says, check inside the f hole for the sticker which will reveal when and where it was made, etc. It's a beautiful guitar by the way.
     
  6. bluenote23

    bluenote23 Country Gent

    Oct 17, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    I don't think this is an Eddy Ccchran. The G6120 EC has a P90 and a Dynasonic in the bridge. This guitar has two Filtertrons.
     
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  7. robl

    robl Electromatic

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Edmonton
    Model 1045 sn # 968120E-1045 Made in Japan 1996 Terada Factory
     
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  8. GreTschocaster

    GreTschocaster Synchromatic

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    Feb 11, 2013
    Canada
    I agree it appears to be a 6120W, but I can't explain the model number on the label. A picture of the label may help. Also it is unusual for the factory to be named on a label
     
  9. bluenote23

    bluenote23 Country Gent

    Oct 17, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    The serial number gives the model number which is 6120E. (YYM120E). So it's a real mystery. In preFMIC times, maybe there were some mystery guitars made.

    I have a fairly old Blue Book from 2001 and it is not listed in there.
     
  10. Glaw

    Glaw Gretschie

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    Aug 30, 2017
    ca.
    It’s beautiful, that’s what it is.
     
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  11. bluenote23

    bluenote23 Country Gent

    Oct 17, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    Over on Gretschpages, there is an extensive list of 6120 models but not an E. So it's a real rarity except that it appears to be 6120W (all the specs look the same as a 6120W from that period) so it may be a clerical error when the label was written or printed.
     
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  12. robl

    robl Electromatic

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Edmonton
    Thanks for all the reply's guys! I initially thought it was a 6120W but got/am confused by the serial number. So for now guess I'll just go with what it is and be
    more than happy - Thanks again - cheers all.
     
  13. robl

    robl Electromatic

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Edmonton
    I did a serial number search and that's where the information for the factory etc came from NOT on the label itself.
     
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  14. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

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    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Fine looking Gretsch whatever model it turns out to be. Keep on enjoying it.
     
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  15. GreTschocaster

    GreTschocaster Synchromatic

    Age:
    68
    575
    Feb 11, 2013
    Canada
    I think you are correct, a clerical typing error. On a keyboard the W and E are beside each other.
     
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