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Gretsch G6120T-55 Vintage Select Edition ‘55 Chet Atkins

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SKU: G6120T55


Gretsch G6120T-55 Vintage Select Edition '55 Chet Atkins  -  Vintage Orange Stain Lacquer

To most guitarists here in Nashville, Chet Atkins was (and probably always will be) the King Daddy of pickers. A superlative musician, successful producer and label executive, he was—first and foremost—an amazing, innovative guitarist. The G6120T-’55 Select Edition pays homage to one of Chet’s earliest signature Gretsch models.

The unmistakable Western Orange stain sets off the laminated maple top, along with the “G” brand, Chet Atkins signature pickguard and western-inspired fingerboard inlays. But the resonant, full-range tone comes from the 2.75” hollow body, while a pair of TV Jones T-Armond single-coil pickups give it a balance of warmth and clarity.

While this classic version of the legendary 6120 won’t make you play like Chet, it might get you a little closer (and sure make you look better while you work on it). Hardshell case included.


  • Body                       Hollowbody (2.75”), Laminated Maple Top, Sides and Back
  • Bracing                  Parallel tone bars
  • Finish                     Western Orange Stain Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Neck                       2-Piece Maple, Standard “U” Profile
  • Scale Length         24.6"
  • Fingerboard          Rosewood, bound / 12” radius
  • Inlay                        Western-Themed Pearloid
  • Frets                       22
  • Nut                         1.6875" polished aluminum
  • Hardware               Gold
  • Tailpiece/Bridge   Gold Bigsby B6GBVF Vibrato, pinned compensated aluminum bridge
  • Tuners                    Grover V98 Sta-Tite Open-Back Tuners
  • Pickups                  2 x TV Jones T-Armond single-coils
  • Controls                 2 x pickup Volume, 1 x Master Volume, 1x Master Tone, 3-way Pickup Selector
  • Knobs                     G-Arrow
  • Pickguard              Gold plexi with Gretsch Logo, Chet Atkins signpost
  • Case                      Deluxe Hardshell

Why We Like Gretsch Guitars

When you think of Gretsch, it’s hard not to think of Mr. Guitar himself—Chet Atkins. Whether you associate the Gretsch brand with the country gentleman’s impeccable style, rockabilly’s swagger, the Beatles’ early records or music’s newest hitmakers, no guitar offers more distinctive looks and tone than a classic Gretsch.