Seeking info on a 1965(?)Nashville 6120

Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by coolguyzoop, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. coolguyzoop

    coolguyzoop Newbie

    Aug 2, 2019
    Just picked this up a few days ago and it seems to have some interesting features (stinger on headstock). Looks to be a'65 but I'm not quite sure. Looking for any and all info on this!
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  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Welcome friend . Beautiful guitar . I'm sure someone will help soon
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  3. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    May 31, 2018
    From the S/N I'm seeing it as a 1967 Baldwin era, but bigger brains will drop by soon. If you get a response from member Wayne Gretschzky forget everything else and listen to him.

    Welcome to the group.
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  4. Armygirl

    Armygirl Country Gent

    Mar 14, 2014
    Hello there! Nice to meet you. I have no idea how to answer your question but you're in the right place!

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  5. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    Serial number dates it to July of 1967. The tuners have been changed to Grovers.
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  6. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, cgz !
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  7. vyndance

    vyndance Gretschie

    Dec 12, 2014
    Bear Valley Springs, CA
    Isn't it a 6122? Painted f holes, mute, kill switch, hole cover and looks 2 inches thick.
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  8. reverb11

    reverb11 Gretschie

    Jun 11, 2008
    London, Ontario
    Definitely a 612o. I had a 67 myself for a while and it looked just like that (it had the original tuners, though). Never should have sold it.
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  9. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to the nut house!

    Lovely geet,congrats!

    Watch out for that aul binding rot,mine didn't have anything for over 25 years of my ownership....then it just started when i had it in storage for several months.:(
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  10. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

    Jun 15, 2010
    I used one in Nashville. It was black, The man I was backing up said "black". I did not care for this model nor the man. I brought it back to MS when I quit. I had it for sale for 2 yrs. and I finally got $700 for it. I have a Baldwin White Falcon, it's in the picture to your left.
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  11. gfirob

    gfirob Electromatic

    Jul 5, 2019
    Rochester, Vermont
    I've got one from a little earlier in 1967 (no "Made in America" on the back of the headstock) with almost all the binding gone and green corrosion on the knobs. Very fabulous sounding and playing guitar, however. I think there is some relationship between the gassing off and crumbling of the binding and the corrosion, as a result of being left in the case for an extended period. They really sound great though, with those old Filter-trons.
  12. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Cool guitar. You see stingers once in a while, and the natural presumption is that it's hiding a repair. But with the serial number over the stinger, this one certainly does appear to be factory original. It makes you wonder if at least some of the earlier ones that can't exactly be verified because the SN was elsewhere may have been original too? Perhaps Gretsch would occasionally feel the need to cover up something, like a mineral streak, and would apply a stinger.
  13. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
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    The ‘62 and later 6120s were basically a 16” clone of a Country Gent. At some point, I believe 1964, they started calling it The Chet Atkins Nashville Model.
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