NGD - Gretsch 6120 Nashville

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  1. Turtleneck

    Turtleneck Tele-Holic

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    I've been GASing for some time for a real Gretsch and saw this on Cl last night. It's mine now, a '92 in MINT condition.

    What a mind__k to go from a Tele to one of these. Weird. Either I'll get used to it or I won't. I re-strung it and it doesn't have a string thru Bigsby, what a hassle.

    Here it is: Quite a beast!
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  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Very nice!
     
  3. Toadtele

    Toadtele Tele-Afflicted

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    Way cool. Congratulations
     
  4. Chicago Matt

    Chicago Matt Friend of Leo's

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    Wow, I've never owned a Gretsch, but I've often thought about a 6120. I know they sound great and it's beautiful for sure. I would love to know what you think of it, especially since your reference is a Tele.
    Please let us know... and ENJOY!
     
  5. VWAmTele

    VWAmTele Friend of Leo's

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    Beautiful! Get one of these and wedge under the bigsby at next string change - makes it a lot easier.
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  6. knavel

    knavel Tele-Meister

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    Nice score.

    As best I can tell Bigsbys with their tines screwed in from the bottom ceased in about 1973. I'm pretty sure there are little add-on products now to address this. I'm so used to stringing up a Bigsby it's sort of second nature. Hopefully it becomes that way for you as well. Consider TV Jones pickups to replace those ceramic ones if you ever think there are sonic issues.
     
  7. dented

    dented Doctor of Teleocity

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    Very nice, Ivy would be proud.
     
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    Way cool! I love Gretsch guitars. I hope you bond in time.
     
  9. Dan German

    Dan German Doctor of Teleocity

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    Oh, good lord, that’s beautiful. Exactly what I think of when someone says “Gretsch.”
     
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  10. tah1962

    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Very nice! Congratulations.
     
  11. El Marin

    El Marin Friend of Leo's

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    Don't bother about the Bigsby. I have a Bigsby in all my guitars since I started playing 35 years ago. People have strung Bigsbys with no problem since the 50's

    Mate, is just a matter of learn and be used to...

    Nice Gretsch. I love preFender Gretsches, those block inlays and the wide headstock are cool... I have a 1990 almost like yours
     
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  12. J. Bonkosky

    J. Bonkosky Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    That is a nice one congratulations!
     
  13. Dacious

    Dacious Poster Extraordinaire

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    Everyone needs a Gretsch. Love mine.
     
  14. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

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    I am green with envy.
     
  15. Nick Fanis

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    Lovely, those 90s Gretsches are ,like all MIJ Gretsches,extremely well made but pre 2003 models could really benefit from better pickups since the stock ceramic ones are a bit meh....

    No reason to kill yourself with the Bigsby stringing, this costs peanuts and works wonders

    http://www.vibramate.com/vibramate-string-spoiler.php

    Here's one installed in my WF


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    bend the strings quite sharply about 5-10mm from the ball end, then they won't slip off those little spikes when you put them on.
     
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  17. Mad Kiwi

    Mad Kiwi Friend of Leo's

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    You don't like Fender ones?


    To the OP, welcome to the club, UNREAL guitars.

    Keep a pair of long nose pliers handy when you change strings, do one at a time and put a curl on the ball end as suggested above, its really easy with a small amount of practice and that bend.
     
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  18. Bob M

    Bob M Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I love 6120s. I had one for many years. I have always thought that the build quality on the proline Gretsch guitars is exceptional. Early last year I was down sizing and gave my 6120 to my son. He is loving it. I still get to play it. I’m thinking I need another one. Good luck with it. It’s beautiful.
     
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    Just awesome!
     
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    Very nice congratulations.
     
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