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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by nasonm, Nov 18, 2020.
Some pics .
This guitar could be a completely different one,notice the light sides and smaller style F hole inserts.
Maybe this is it,after some re-doing!
That story really confused me too, heck probably one of the better known Chet Atkins models is the '55 one, a full year before this co-called prototype. I do REALLY dig the gold on black, though. It looks fantastic imo
Super cool vintage pics...guitar not so much...
An easy project guitar to put together...big $$$$ for a CS version, no takers here.
TVJ will special build the PUs, TVJ Tone Pot harness/mud switch, and and two pieces gold glitter sheet material for the F holes.
Same here. When I first saw the original in the Bacon and Day book, I was all like...
All this is totally fun and part of how gretsch keeps the vintage pro line going. I'm not down w any of the new baloney going on right now w the reduced neck pitch and tension bar bigsbys w fixed bridges.. those are essentially gibsons. I'm inspired to paint F holes on the backside of my gretsch 6120
It is called Dark Eyes because of a video of Chet playing that tune on it.
I can’t understand why anyone would be upset because Gretsch decided to make a replica of a guitar that Chet played. It’s a nice looking guitar. No one is holding a gun to anyone’s head to buy one.
They are not painted. It’s the sparkle material they used for drums cut as f holes.
That Name sort of magically appeared when the current owners decided to try to boost the price. They can call it whatever they want, no skin off my nose, but the hype around that guitar is off the scale and that is my objection.
A friend of mine owns a Gent that Chet played on TV and a Super 400 that Chet’s brother owned. He doesn’t run a around making noise about it.
Here’s my 6120 DSW FSR from 2014. I have to admit that I got this because if it’s resemblance to the “Dark Eyes” guitar. Replaced the original Dynasonics with TV Jones T-Armonds. Wonderful guitar that I’ve played at gigs from time to time.
I like that. I have a 6120 DC in black that I really like. Normally, I prefer translucent finishes, but this guitar is one I’m happy to make an exception for.
6120-DC with Duo Trons by Synchro posted Apr 2, 2020 at 1:23 PM