Guitar ID

Discussion in 'Technical Side of Things' started by drmjjohn, Jan 10, 2022.

  1. drmjjohn

    drmjjohn Newbie

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    Aug 22, 2011
    Oregon
    Hi Everyone,
    I picked up a 6120 at what I think is a great price. Can ya'll help me figure out the serial number info and where I can find an approximate valuation?

    I'd like to sell it as I already have one I really like.

    I uploaded a pic of the serial number. I think it is early 2000's made in Japan but not sure.

    Thanks!

    Marv
     

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  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Welcome to the forum . Someone is sure to come along and help
     
  3. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
  4. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Welcome, hope you'll stay around.

    That's a pre-FMIC 6120-60.

    Here's the link on the GDP about the model:

    http://gretschpages.com/guitars/models/6120-60/

    There are a couple on Reverb now:

    https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=gretsch 6120-60

    Pricing history:

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  5. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    Japanese pre-FMI 6120 go for about 2.000 EUR over here. Depending on the condition that they are in.
     
  6. drmjjohn

    drmjjohn Newbie

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    Aug 22, 2011
    Oregon
    Thanks
    Picked it up for $1000 so I'm happy.

    Plays great, sounds great
    Great condition neck and body
    Tuners and other hardware has some patina but that makes it cooler I'd say.
     
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  7. Shock

    Shock Gretschie

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    Sep 7, 2020
    Minnesota
    First of all , welcome. Secondly, more pics are required! We like to see them. The preFMIC are my favorite Gretsches. You picked up a Cadillac!
     
  8. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Right about the same age as mine. I wouldn't flip it for the world, it's been my #1 since the day I brought it home.

    Not a particularly accurate reproduction of either a '59 or a '60, but a wonderful playing guitar. 5-ply top, ceramic filtertrons, 2.75" body depth and a B-6 Bigsby. Probably had a Space Control bridge when new, looks like somebody swapped that out for a tune-o-matic on yours.

    Congrats!
     
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