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2004 Gretsch Brian Setzer Hot Rod 6120-SHBTV Regal Blue Trestle Braced w/ Ebony Board, TV Jones


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Up for sale, a 2004 Gretsch Brian Setzer Hot Rod model 6120-SHBTV in exceptional, 100% original condition and perfect working order, complete with the hardshell case. A premium iteration of the 6120, this guitar features a gloss Regal Blue finish, trestle-braced body, and USA-made TV Jones Filter'Tron pickups

Some of the finer points of this Gretsch include the archtop body with bound oversized F holes, two-piece maple neck, bound ebony fingerboard with Neo-Classic "thumbnail" inlays, three-position pickup switch and singular Master Volume knob, silver plexi pickguard with “Hot Rod” text and flames, Adjusto-Matic bridge, Sperzel USA locking tuners, and a Bigsby B6G vibrato tailpiece.

Tonally, this guitar has plenty of classic Filter'Tron power and twang on tap via the TV Jones humbuckers, with a rich and defined sound that is uniquely Gretsch. The all maple construction with trestle bracing offers a full, percussive, articulate voice when strummed acoustically that translates well through the pickups. Plugged in, the guitar delivers an incredible amount of clarity in all pickup positions, reproducing complex chords and voicings with stunning ease. The 2 1/2" deep hollow body softens the note attack slightly, yet the pickups have plenty of bite and snarl to keep the top end plenty lively. This guitar is featherweight at only 7lbs 4oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with low action, 10-46 strings, and accurate intonation.

The two-piece maple neck has a soft V shaped profile with slight shoulders and a fast feel, measuring .820” deep at the 1st fret and .920” at the 9th. The bound ebony fretboard features neo-classic thumbnail pearloid inlays and slender vintage-style fretwire. The frets are extremely clean, with well-rounded crowns, showing only a touch of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3. The guitar plays cleanly up the 24.6" scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The nut measures 1 11/16“ in width. The headstock boasts a set of Sperzel USA locking tuners, and the face features an inlaid Gretsch logo and Hot Rod plaque.

The simple electronics function flawlessly with a single Volume knob and three-way pickup selector switch. The nickel Adjusto-matic bridge works in tandem with the Bigsby tailpiece for quick warbles and deep dives, jumping back to the original pitch with ease and offering optimal intonation and stability. The body sports a striking Regal Blue gloss finish, framed by white top and back binding, Cosmetic wear is limited to just a few faint finish scratches and minor marks on the body as a whole, and the neck profile is flawless, save for one small finish chip on the treble-side shoulder behind fret 3.

The original Gretsch black tolex hardshell case is included.