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Just Arrived: A rare Chet Atkins Custom Shop Gretsch surfaces in the Exchange

Only 25 of these models were made back in 2008 and we have one right here for sale in the Exchange. Grab a piece of Gretsch history built by custom shop supremo Stephen Stern…
But first, let’s have a bit of a throwback to 2008. 
13 years ago, almost to this very date, the NAMM Show is taking place in Anaheim, California (remember when we could get on a plane and be in the same room as one another…). But the date isn’t just special because it’s the NAMM Show, it’s special because in 2008 Gretsch were celebrating their 125th Anniversary.
In true celebratory fashion, Gretsch decided to launch an exquisite guitar to mark the occasion. And as it’s Gretsch, what better than a Chet Atkins Custom Shop 125th anniversary model built by master builder Stephen Stern?
And of course creating 125 of them would restrict the guitar’s exclusivity, so they decided to keep the run limited to only 25 worldwide. It’s goes without saying, then, that the fact we have one here in the Exchange is a pretty big deal!
Loosely based on the renowned 6120-1959LTV, the 125th Anniversary model features a transparent western orange lacquer over real gold leaf. Matched with its gold-plated hardware, this G6120 is a truly elegant instrument.

The TV Jones Classic pickups dish out the legendary rockabilly sound Gretsch is known for. When paired with its B6CG V-cut Bigsby trem, one is able to coax a plethora of timeless tones out of this instrument. For players and collectors alike, this Gretsch G6120 Chet Atkins 125th Anniversary is nothing short of spectacular. 
Check our TNAG demonstrator, Carl Miner, put it through its paces:

Gretsch Custom Shop G6120 Chet Atkins 125th Anniversary Electric Guitar in Transparent Orange Over Gold Leaf, $14,100

  • Construction: Hollow Body 
  • Top: Laminated Maple
  • Body: Laminated Maple 
  • Neck: Maple 
  • Neck Joint: Set 
  • Neck Profile: Soft V 
  • Fingerboard: Ebony 
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Thumbnail 
  • Fingerboard Binding: Cream 
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12”
  • Guitar Finish: Transparent Orange Over Real Gold Leaf 
  • Body Binding: Cream 
  • Peghead Profile: Gretsch 
  • Peghead Veneer: Curly Maple
  • Peghead Binding: Cream
  • Bridge: Adjustor-Matic w/ Pinned Base 
  • Tailpiece: B6CG V-Cut Bigsby  
  • Pickups: TV Jones Classic
  • Pickup Rings: Transparent Gold 
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16”
  • Nut Material: Bone 
  • Scale Length: 24.6" 
  • Frets: 22 w/ Zero Fret 
  • Tuners: Grover 102-18G Rotomatic Diecast
  • Pickguard: Gold w/ Chet Atkins Signature 
  • Knobs: Gretsch 
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable 
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black 
  • Year: 2008 
  • S/N: UC08100398
    To find out more about this guitar, please don't hesitate to reach out by calling our US team on (+1) 615-383-8947 or our UK team by calling +44 (0) 207 835 5597, alternatively you can email us here.


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