2010 Gretsch G6120TM (Tiger Maple) Chet Atkins Hollow Body guitar is a nice archtop that is 16-inches wide, 2½-inches deep full hollow body with gold hardware. The neck is rock maple with ebony fingerboard with thumbnail inlays and Grover Rotomatic tuners. Part of Gretsch’s Professional series. The Gretsch 6120 is a classic design.
- Body Type Hollow
- Body Material Maple
- Body Depth is 2.5″ (63.5mm)
- Body Width Lower Bout is 16″ (40.64 cm)
- Bridge and Neck Pickup High Sensitive Filter’Tron™
- Gold-Plated Hardware
- Fingerboard/Fretboard Material Ebony
- Fingerboard Radius is 12″ (305 mm)
- Neck Material Maple
- Number of Frets 22
- Width at Nut 1.68 inch
- Scale Length is 24.6″ (625 mm)
Pickups are dual High Sensitive Filter’Tron pickups. What would a Gretsch be without a Bigsby? This one has Adjusto-Matic bridge and Bigsby B6G vibrato tailpiece. Gretsch hard case.
The guitar was made at the Terada Plant, Japan in April 2010.
The Gretsch 6120 was an instant classic from the day it was introduced in 1955. To many players, it IS the definitive Gretsch guitar.
The motif is very different from my Gretsch G6120 Reverend Horton Heat. The body is not as deep with the G6120TM Chet Atkins being 2 1/2-inches deep and the G6120 Reverend Horton Heat being 2 3/4-inches deep. The headstock is also a bit wider on the G6120 Reverend Horton Heat. The neck profile is slightly different. The appearance is the biggest difference as the Gretsch G6120 Reverend Horton Heat is western with G brand and classic western inlays. The Gretsch G6120TM Chet Atkins is more of an elegant look with flamed maple top/back and gold hardware.