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After the takeover of Gretsch by Fender Musical Instrument Corporation in 2003, the Gretsch model line expanded and, in some cases, were more revised to be more accurate representations of the original models from the 1950s and 1960s. The 6120DSV model was introduced in January 2005 and is more closely based on the original 1957 6120 Chet Atkins model than the previous Duane Eddy model. The guitar became more lively by shedding weight thanks to a vintage-accurate 3-ply laminate maple body that replaced the pre-Fender 5-ply body as well as the lighter weight, though not totally accurate, tuning machines. The rosewood fingerboard and bridge base are more vintage-correct as well. However, the 6120DSV was not inteded to be a true issue and falls short of being a true re-creation of the '57 6120. Body, headstock, and pickguard shapes are inaccurate as is the Gretsch logo, and bar bridge (which admittedly can be replaced with a correct spec Bigsby saddle). Even so, at first glance, this 6120 looks the part and plays and sounds great. After the Chet Atkins name was re-associated with Gretsch in 2007, the 6120DSV Nashville was renamed the 6120DSV Chet Atkins Hollowbody. The DSV was discontinued in April 2011 to make way for the revised version of the Duane Eddy Signature model.

GRETSCH 6120DSV Nashville (January 2005)



 Body:  Hollow with soundpost; laminated 1-piece maple top and back, laminated maple sides; double bound top and back

 Finish:  Deep Maple Stain, polyurethane

 Neck:  3-piece maple/rosewood/maple, set-in; stained maple headstock overlay with pearloid logo and horseshoe inlay

 Fingerboard:  Rosewood, single bound; aged pearloid "hump block" markers

 Number of Frets:  22

 Pickguard:  Gold backed Lucite

 Bridge:  Gretsch "Rocking Bar" on rosewood base with Bigsby B-6 tailpiece

 Nut:  Brass

 Tuners:  Grover Sta-Tite, gold

 Pickups:  Two, DynaSonic single coil with adjustable pole pieces, gold

 Controls:  Master volume, master tone, volume control for each pickup, 3-way pickup selector

 Scale Length:  24 1/2 inches

 Neck Width at Nut:  1 11/16 inches

 Body Width at Lower Bout:  15 7/8 inches

 Body Depth:  2 3/4  inches

 Weight:  7.0 lbs




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