Gretsch Model That Doesn't Exist


Senior Gretsch-Talker
Double Platinum Member
May 17, 2009
Plymouth, MN
Not quite what you're after, but the Gretsch Custom Shop has toyed with the single pickup 17" jazz box idea:
That one was on eBay awhile at a surprisingly affordable price. Was sorely tempted.


Senior Gretsch-Talker
Double Platinum Member
May 17, 2009
Plymouth, MN
interesting discussion ! However I am still upset over 20 years ago Gretsch discontinued what I thought was the best hollow body they ever made so its now basically extinct,
Some are available for $2500 but they go for as high as $9500. The problem is buying a guitar over the net, and if you don't like it, its nothing but a problem returning it.

I am speaking of the G6120JR2 Nashville Jr.
Maybe it was the name that killed it , People think "JR" as something less or not as good, but it actually played easier than the standard 6120 since the bout was more manageable especially if you are using it standing up with a guitar strap.
The tone was nearly the same, I would love to play one again in a local store before buying it, but that is going to be sheer luck. I had the chance to pick one up off a friend in 2001 for $1300 (what he paid for it) I should have pulled the trigger then.
I owned a blue 6120JR. Great little guitar. Don't understand why the new Juniors are center blocks not true hollows.


Senior Gretsch-Talker
Gold Supporting Member
Nov 13, 2009
Monkey Island
It's been awhile since I've opined on this, but a jazz box version of the Country Club would be nice. Maybe call it the Jazz Club.

Scale - 25.5"
Body - 17" Wide X 3.5" Thick
Spruce top (Solid Carved or Laminated Pressed)
G-Cutout Tailpiece
Supertron neck pickup
Volume Control (in usual master volume position)
Zero Fret
Ebony compensated floating bridge.
Cherry Red or Burgundy (like a 2000 Tennessee Rose or 1965 Tennessean)

I'm perfectly happy with my G400CV but the thought lingers on......


Apart from the pickup and G-cut tailpiece, many vintage Epiphone archtops tick a lot of those boxes. ‘30 models are getting pricy but maybe a ‘50s Zephyr?


Friend of Fred
May 28, 2013
Savannah, GA
When I first got to Gretsch-Talk I posted some photoshopped creations which were basically just Jets and Penguins done in Fender colors.

The next year or so they started making them almost exactly like my pics so...I kinda got my wish🤩

Now if I could only afford them.


Mar 18, 2023
Boston, MA
* I want to see a pro-line double cut Duo Jet in the current lineup that is not the Malcom Young. It would be awesome if it had a tone knob instead of a three-way switch, and the strap button should be on the neck heel from the factory.
* Also, a pro-line double cutaway semi-hollow like the G6620T but with a neck joint / cutaway that allows for better access to the upper frets.


Friend of Fred
Feb 12, 2009
Where the action is!
That‘s a beautiful instrument, but I couldn’t live without a cutaway.
Psychologically, I can't either. Same with a bridge pickup. This guitar could produce all the bright and twangy tones one's heart could desire with just a neck pickup and anything I play could be played comfortably with no cutaway:

But my brain just can't handle the lack of a cutaway and bridge pickup.


Jul 11, 2010
austin tx
This one of a kind is a delight. Kind of the guitar I imagined once and then it appeared 20 years later.


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