New Setzer 6120 Models

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by YourBlueRoom, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    I don’t know how I missed the MV thing. It looks sort of goofy. Will have to wait and see production wise. I haven’t seen any photos of the booth yet online to see if these are actually at the show.
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  2. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Yes, that MV position looks weird and is different between the Blue and the Magenta. Wonder what's going on there?
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  3. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    They’re up on the official Gretsch site for more photos. I hope it’s not a production thing.
  4. YourBlueRoom

    YourBlueRoom Gretschie

    Jan 25, 2017
    Nashville, TN
    Remember Gretsch quality control was notoriously bad in the 50s/60s. If you look at vintage examples the switch and knob placement were often different from guitar to guitar in terms of placement. It looks to me like this model is trying to replicate the 'wonky charm' (as it were) of an original 59/60 6120.


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  5. YourBlueRoom

    YourBlueRoom Gretschie

    Jan 25, 2017
    Nashville, TN
    Curious... with a compound radius fretboard do you get a 9.5" or 12" bar bridge?!
  6. YourBlueRoom

    YourBlueRoom Gretschie

    Jan 25, 2017
    Nashville, TN
    Better too low than too high! It's really high on this 1960...


    I'll be at Namm tomorrow so I'll take some pictures of the Smoke if they have one there.
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  7. PDMan

    PDMan Electromatic

    Dec 26, 2016
    Nashville, TN
    No dice on the Smoke? I'm surprised at that.
  8. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    From the Gretsch site;

    "Honoring a pivotal rock ‘n’ roll legend, the G6120T-BSSMK Brian Setzer Signature Nashville® Hollow Body '59 “Smoke” with Bigsby® is a recreation of Brian’s main stage guitar since retiring the famed ‘Stray Cat.’ A painstaking homage to one of Brian’s most treasured guitars, Smoke delivers vintage '59 vibe with powerhouse performance.

    Period-correct details abound including the '59 headstock shape and logo, pickguard shape, size, and bracket, volume, tone and switch locations and a beautifully rich “Smoke Orange” semi-gloss lacquer finish."
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  9. diamoroso

    diamoroso Gretschie

    Feb 4, 2019
    San Diego, CA
    For the best set up you'd probably need it even a bit flatter than 12", following the same flattening ratio down to the bridge. Maybe something like 13", but it can be measured. That's not going to be an option for most bridge styles I'd think, but 12" probably wouldn't feel too off.

    Also, I actually really like the Candy Magenta, hopefully I'll be able to get one in a blowout or something since everyone else hates it, haha.
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  10. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Synchromatic

    Feb 13, 2015
    The Magenta Hot Rod is the only Setzer model that interests me at all. I'm feeling the same way, hopefully no one else likes it and I can grab one for a song.
  11. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Thanks for the vintage info. Aside from basic model knowledge, I’m ill-informed in the vintage detail department.

    Please snap a few of the Hot Rods as well if they’re there. Thanks.
  12. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Too many words on the new orange BS pickguard, but that is easily fixed.
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  13. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Must be in the finer details like you said. I’d be bothered a little if they carried it over to the Hot Rods as they’re 2019 and not modeled after a ‘59.
  14. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    The magenta model is too extreme for me, sorry.
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  15. MKunie

    MKunie Country Gent

    Feb 8, 2012
    They are all AMAZING! Every Gretsch is AMAZING TO ME!!!!
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  16. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
  17. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Ding ding ding... looks like we’ve got a winner as far as the knob location on the Hot Rods.

    I like the color pallet.
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  18. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    I actually really dig the magenta!
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  19. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    I love me a blue guitar... and I have several blue Gretsch examples including the original blue Hot Rod. But that shaded blue just looks cheap (to me). Not sure why it's such a turn-off, but it is.
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  20. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    I can get why you might be turned off by it. It’s good with me as it simply reminds me of a simple custom car fade. Feels like it fits in with Hot Rod.

    Setzer really popularized the pin stripe around 2000 using his black HR with the 68 CBS. I would love it if he did a HR more out there for himself on a tour inspired from customs like below with Candy paints. I have no idea if he likes that style but he could rock it easily. The Magenta reminds me of it so maybe he does.

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