2004 Gretsch 6120dc Nashville Cust. Ed.+ TV Jones OHSC

2004 Gretsch 6120dc Nashville Cust. Ed.+ TV Jones OHSC
2004 Gretsch 6120dc Nashville Cust. Ed.+ TV Jones OHSC

Price: 1524.0
You’re viewing a 2004 Gretsch Custom Edition 6120DC in mint condition with no cracks, breaks, or repairs, a straight neck, and perfectly working pickups and electronics.  The Custom Edition 6120DC Nashvillle differs from the newer Chet Atkins 6120DC Nashville in that it was an earlier version (and has a Custom Edition sticker inside the body) that was produced until 2008, when Gretsch won back the endorsement of the Chet Atkins estate and started putting the Chet Atkins name back on the Nashville series guitars, but then removed the more expensive and better sounding TV Jones Filtertrons from the guitar.  Frankly, I think having the best pickups money can buy on the guitar (like this one has) makes the guitar much more desireable (and infinately better sounding) than simply having Chet’s name on it, but apparently Gretsch thought that when they added Chets Name to the pickguard, they had to take away the great sounding TV Jones pickups. 
But this guitar is still the earlier Custom Edition model, so you get the expensive ($300) and more sonically desireable TV Jones TV Classic Filtertrons that came stock on this guitar.  And of course, if you want Chets’s name on the pickguard, all you have to do is buy a newer 6120DC pickguard with his name on it (about $69 on Ebay) and you’ll have that too, and it will be much cheaper than buying a newer 6120DC with Chet’s name already on the pickguard, and still having to drop an extra $300 to buy a set of TV Jones Filtertrons, if you want to even approximate the tone of this great sounding axe.  Cuz let’s face it, if you know Gretsch, then you know that TV Jones pickups are th only game in town worth playing!  And the set on this guitar are 7 years old, so the magnets have aged to give this guitar a sweet tone that even drips honey when distorted.  The clarity of these pickups combine wonderfully with the closed body to give you an articulate attack that still retains the fullness of a hollowbody.  Conversely, I’ve played newer 6120DCs that do not have the TV Jones pickups, only the Gretsch High Sensitivity Filtertrons that Gretsch puts on the newer version, and unlike the TV Jones pups, they do not have the tone and clarity to compensate for the closed body, causing those guitars to sound muted and muffled.  Not so on this guitar, the aged TV Classics just drip tone from every note-play some and you’ll find out why they are the only pickup Brian Setzer plays.  Just gorgeous!
Perfect cosmetic condition (not a scrtach on it) and perfect working condition (frets with little if any wear), even still has the plastic on the pickguard and truss rod cover (it was never removed).  Basically a new guitar that just happens to be 7 years old.  Includes original hang tags, case, and case candy as seen in the pics.  Please … Click for more info
Listing Ends: 10:26pm CDT Jul. 17, 2011

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