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Gretsch 6121 Chet Atkins Solid Body (1960/61)

Price: £3,499.00
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This great looking player grade 6121 from late 1960 / early 1961. This guitar is not a common sight! Overall the guitar is in good condition with buckle-rash on the back a general feel of light wear through the body. The neck feels great and the frets are in great shape - especially since a recent fret stone. 

The guitar does have a few modifications / condition notes to mention...

  • Non-original Grover closed back tuners (originals would've been open-geared) 
  • The pickguard has either been re-finished in black / inherited a black guard from another guitar (note the cut out for the neck pickup in the guard doesn't fit around it correctly) / had a guard made
  • The truss rod cover doesn't match the shape of other examples (not out of the question that this is the original)
  • The logo on the headstock has either or both bled out a little and/or at some point been re-touched (perhaps in response to it bleeding over time)
  • The gold on the hardware is faded throughout
  • Some of the binding is coming away from the body

I would urge anyone interested in this Gretsch to come and see it person as it needs to be played to be fully appreciated!


Body Mahogany Chambered
Bridge Ebony
Inlay Horseshoe on headstock / Neo Classic thumbnail fingerboard
Fingerboard Ebony
Top Maple
Nut Bone 43mm / 1 11/16'' w/zero fret
Tailpiece Gretsch Bigsby B-3C
Scale Length 24.50"
Pickups 2 x "Patent Number" FilterTrons
Machine Heads Non-Original Grovers
Case Non-Original Gibson Rectangular Hard Case
Controls 2 x pickup volume / 1 x master volume on upper treble bout & mud switch