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FDP Forum / The Gretsch Forum / VG Article on Brian Setzer's '59 6120

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Feb 13th, 2015 07:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There's an excellent article/interview in one of the newer issues of Vintage Guitar in which Brian explains all the work he did on his '59 6120 to make it playable and suitable for rockabilly.

By contrast, Setzer says that the new Gretsch 6120s are good to go right off the rack.

I sure as heck wouldn't want an original '59.

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Feb 13th, 2015 04:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The modern 6120 1959LTV is the best estimate of the old '59s.

I wouldn't pass on one of these if the price is right.


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Feb 13th, 2015 07:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Virtually all of the originals start to disassemble themselves. If you have one that has not needed a neck reset--it will need one eventually.

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Mar 24th, 2015 06:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I recently bought a new Gretsch 6120SSLVO Brian Setzer sig and love it! Mine is the lacquer version and it sounds as good as it looks.


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