Legendary Nashville session guitarist and producer Chet Atkins is honoured with the new G6120-1959LTV model with a limited edition quilt maple top: featuring trestle bracing, two TV Jones Classic Filter’Tron pickups and a striking nitrocellulose Vintage Orange finish. The body is constructed with a laminated maple arched top, arched 3-ply maple back and a 2-piece ‘V’-shape maple neck with walnut stripe, 12” radius ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl neo-classic thumbnail inlays and 22 medium frets. Other notable features include bound f-holes, gold plexi pickguard with silhouette Gretsch logo and Chet Atkins signpost graphic. Pickup switching is a traditional 3-way switch and there’s also a master tone switch which offers options for high end roll-off at medium or ‘slight’ levels and ‘pickup ‘wide-open’ position. Gretsch has also installed a B6C Bigsby vibrato tailpiece with a Rocking Bar bridge with a rosewood base and Grover Sta-Tite tuners. The G6120-1959LTV includes a deluxe hardshell case.
Also released at NAMM 2015 is a G6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body in a new polyurethane Cadillac Green finish, with gold appointments including Grover Rotomatic tuners and Bigsby B6G vibrato tailpiece. The ‘Nashville’ style body is constructed with a 16” wide, 2 1/2 “ deep body, rock maple neck, ebony fingerboard with pearloid neo-classic thumbnail inlays, 22 frets and a synthetic bone nut. The G6120 is powered with a pair of High-Sensitive Filter’Tron pickups and other hardware includes an Adjusto-matic bridge with a rosewood base, 3-position pickup selector and a master tone switch which offers options for high end roll-off at medium or ‘slight’ levels and ‘pickup ‘wide-open’ position. The G6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body includes a deluxe hardshell case.