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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by DoubleDropD, Oct 16, 2021.
I have that as the prettiest
6120-1959LTV Lacquer finish, TV Jones Classic pickups.
The only Gretsch that matters
The white falcon!
OK; here you go:
White Falcon, 6120, Tennessean, Jet...those are all posers.
Nah, you want a 5120!! (FIFTYone-twenty with TV Jones and TruArc bridge, ca 2010 made in Korea)
A true classic...exemplifies all that a Gretsch is, in Electromatic form.
Dice knob is recommended, tweed case encouraged.
post script- orange required
I know I said the falcon but Gretsch orange is so nice to look at
Another vote for the orange 6120 overall.
But really the white falcon and duo jet are also just as gretsch as you can get, the only thing that can top those two is a penguin
You’d have to dress up real fancy to play that one.
For me it's white falcon first, closely followed by Chet Atkins.
I've never been big on any of the orange models, but that's just me. I would lean toward the Country Gentleman, the one that George played with the Beatles, the first Gretsch I ever really noticed.
Country Gentleman. /Thread
lol, good thing i don't play in public, even me dressed at my best still isn't classy enough.
Sparkle Jet. Then a White Penguin or Falcon since they have sparkle binding.
I grew up worshiping Duane Eddy, so it has to be an orange 6120 with Dynasonics for me.
this comes down to what sound you want to get?
I’ve got a Duo Jet with Dynos or it would be the Country gent through a Vox cos I want the George tone
a lot of people will say different cos they are more into the rockabilly scene
The most recognizable would be the orange 6120 as mentioned by others.
Years back, when I bought my son his first Gretsch, and it was an orange G5120T. To most non Gretsch people it was recognized as a Gretsch, due to the shape and color.
He also borrowed my 1963 Duo Jet (Dbl Cut), not many people knew what it was, they called it the miniature guitar.
I guess comparing the 1963 Duo Jet to the 5120, it looked small.
Later, we found a double cut Country Gent (Walnut), without the mutes, the only people who recognized it as a Gretsch was his music teacher, and the guy who sold it to us.
Back then, I think that the orange helped identify it as a Gretsch.
Fast forward a few years, there are a lot of people who now recognize the Gretsch line. I think that the world has shifted in their appreciation of this icon, which is a great thing.
Of course this ain't my only Gretsch though, oh no, nope.
That's just what I thought when I bought it. Doesn't sound to bad either.