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Found 1957 Gretsch 6120 in Antique Shop Today!

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by noah330, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. noah330

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    So this weekend I went up to see my dad because my brother was coming home from California and I had not seen him in a while. Yesterday and last night I hung out with my brother and today I went over to my dads.

    My dad and I decided to go to some consignment shops. I like to go to auctions and things like that because I like old things.

    I walked into the first place and found this:

    1957 Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120 (advertised as a 59 Country Gentleman)

    With:

    Original White Case
    Original Strap
    Original Amplifier with all tubes, speakers, footswitch, cords
    Collection of a whole bunch of Chet Atkins LPs

    This guitar is dead mint. There is not a mark on it. There is some oxidation on the knobs and pickups but not so much as a hairline scratch on any of the lacquer - even on the back.

    So I asked if I could play it and they let me. No neck reset - doesn't need one. The guitar evidently was "put into a closet soon after it was purchased".

    I asked how much it was and my jaw hit the floor when they told me. I made an offer and they called the owner and it's mine providing I bring in cash or a bank check (as there are fees with a card).

    I am a HUGE Chet Atkins fan and growing up was a huge Eddie Cochran fan (have tons of his LPs). I didn't think in these ebay/google times this sort of thing still happened!

    Here are some pics - the first one is how I saw it right as I walked in!

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  2. gitrhack

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    Wow what a find!! Enjoy your new guitar. Isn't this similar to Duane Eddy's guitar?
     
  3. noah330

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    Yeah, I believe it is. The later ones had the hump inlays and Filtertrons. This is the earlier model.

    Thanks:)
     
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    No kidding what a find and WOW!!
     
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    I was going to ask how much but I'll just say, amazing guitar + extras. Congrats.

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  7. noah330

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    it was a heck of a lot less then from a dealer or private sale, but still a decent amount.
     
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    You mean you're not going to tell us where it is? I just want to go see it in person..:rolleyes:... Nice find and enjoy!
     
  9. noah330

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    Well, it's sold. I bought it at a antiques consignment shop in Massachusetts.
     
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    Cool find and a close cousin of mine. Maybe even a brother or sis. Mine has a longhorn instead of the horseshoe.

    Enjoy!

    And possibly check out this: http://www.6120freak.com/

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
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    Fantastic, Congrats!
     
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    Awesome! Congratulations on a spectacular find. How does the amp sound with the guitar? Good on you for finding a gem and being able to get it. Dreams do come true! Looking forward to more posts after you have some time with it.
     
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    Mother of God. What a score! Enjoy it man!
     
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    That is so sweet, my blood sugar went up just looking at it!
     
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    Great looking guitar! congrats
     
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    I love the way those guitars look, though I've never had a chance to play one.
    And those old Gretsch (Valco) amps are really cool, not real loud but some of them have the best tremolo you'll ever hear.
    Congradulations on a great purchase!
     
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    Love it! The fact that you got it at an antique store with all that and story just feels so much better too I am sure. That is one of the most beautiful guitars I have seen.

    Congrats! Unreal!!!
     
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    Congrats man! There are quite a few of us living vicariously through you tonight, I am sure. Should you ever get the chance, I'd love to hear it. Plug that thing in and post a vid or soundclip!
     
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    Grats, that is an awesome score!
     
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