1970 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins "Nashville"
This is a very nice example of a vintage Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120 Nashville model made famous by the likes of George Harrison and Chet Atkins himself, among many others. This one's got the signature "orange" natural finish with gold hardware and Bigsby, all with a great patina helped along by nearly 50+ years of playtime (e.g., the neck pickup has a very cool tarnish to the gold on the top side). And, like most Gretsch's of the period, it also has some mild/moderate "binding rot," not too bad, I must say. I replaced the stock bridge with a new Tune-O-Matic with a rosewood base that I meticulously filed down to just the right height to where this guitar now plays silky and low all the way up and down the neck (original bridge in the case compartment). Perhaps of all the guitars in my small collection, this one is capable of the most tonal variety--from sparkling cleans to subtle soft jazz tones, to biting/kick-ass hi-gain. It includes a working felt muting system, and a clean snap-on back pad. Comes with all its original paperwork in its logo case, including a very rare, practically unused Gretsch-logo cleaning cloth... Currently strung up with a sweet set of Thomastic Infeld "11's" flatwound strings, What a fine looking/sounding guitar. $3500