My 2016 Vintage Select 1955 G6136 & G6120 (Photo)

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Georgie_38, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. Georgie_38

    Georgie_38 Electromatic


    I'm very happy with this two beauties! :)


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  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Great photo of your beauties .... Do I see a Marantz also ?
  3. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
  4. Georgie_38

    Georgie_38 Electromatic

  5. Georgie_38

    Georgie_38 Electromatic

    Thank you very much! ... Is a 1977 Marantz 2226b. I have connected a 1972 Thorens TD-125 MKII Turntable and Tannoy (mid '70s) speakers

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  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Awesome !
  7. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
  8. rake_ether

    rake_ether Gretschie

    Aug 24, 2019
    Athens, GA USA
    Very nice. They look to have the same pickups. Do they have the same sound or are they different?
  9. Georgie_38

    Georgie_38 Electromatic

    Hi rake-ether,

    Both offer that distinctive Gretsch sound but are two completely different animals.

    The Falcon has a longer scale legh (25.5” vs 24,6” of the 6120) and more big body (17” vs 16” of the 6120). More depth body too (2.75” vs 2.5” of the 6120),

    I can see the 6120 has inside a solid piece of wood down the bridge (joint the top and back) and the Falcon don’t have this. Alone 2 parallel tone bars reinforce the solid spruce top. Is a big open box.

    Rosewood fingerboard for the 6120 vs ebony in the Falcon.

    For me the Falcon offer a little more richness, fat and twang sound.

    Both guitars in a nitrocellulose lacquer finish.

    Regards :)
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  10. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Two beauties Georgie !:cool:

    I have the earlier versions , DSW 6120 and DS Falcon ,i almost traded my DSW for a 55 VS a few years ago.
  11. JT19

    JT19 Gretschie

    Nov 28, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    What a stunningly beautiful pair of Gretsches! Man, that's got to put a smile on your face walking into a room with those two guitars!
  12. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    Super-nice couple. Congrats.
  13. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Great looking guitars you have there, congrats.
  14. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Awesome! I had a Thorens TD-125 back in the '70s and a pair of Tannoy Monitor Gold 15"s in corner rear loaded horn enclosures.
  15. LA Miles

    LA Miles Country Gent

    Dec 6, 2012
  16. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Synchromatic

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Very nice pair. I would be happy to own either of them.
  17. cvr31

    cvr31 Gretschie

    Those Vintage Select guitars are just awesome. I have the VS 59 Country Club and sounds and plays great.
  18. Shadowy_Man

    Shadowy_Man Gretschie

    May 18, 2020
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