Up for sale, a 2005 Gretsch G6120DSW Nashville in near mint, 100% original condition and perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Prior to re-acquiring the rights to use the Chet Atkins name, this model was known as the "Nashville" 6120 model. The DSW stands for DynaSonic and Western, the latter referring to the classic Western aesthetics, and the former referring to the DynaSonic single coil pickups, known for their glassy top end, note clarity, and fat but tight bass response. With a 16" wide fully hollow maple body with parallel tone bar bracing, this Gretsch has an immediate attack, and a clear, balanced acoustic tone that's enhanced by the great midrange character and treble articulation of the DynaSonic pickups. The guitar weighs 7lbs, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 11-49 strings and low action.
The two-piece maple neck has a medium C-shaped profile carve with nicely rounded shoulders, measuring .820" deep at the 1st fret and .925" at the 9th. The bound rosewood fretboard features red side dot position markers and pearloid western block "Cactus, Steer Heads, and Fences" inlay. The slender frets have their full factory height and well-rounded crowns, showing just a touch of wear beneath the plain strings on the crowns of frets 1-3. The guitar plays cleanly up the 24.6" scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The brass nut measures 43mm in width (just fractionally shy of a full 1 11/16"). The bound, stained maple headstock boasts a pearloid Gretsch logo and steer head inlay, and the orignal open gear gold tuning machines turn smoothly.
All of the electronics work as they should, with the stock DeArmond DynaSonic single coils wired to a three-way pickup selector, Master Volume and Tone knobs, and individual Volume knobs for each pickup. Hardware includes the rosewood bridge base and compensated aluminum saddle, paired with the B6 vibrato tailpiece and distinctive machined '50s-style aluminum Bigsby arm. Classic "Nashville" touches include the Gretsch "G" brand, bound oversized F holes, and gold plexi Nashville "signpost" pickguard. The Western Orange gloss finish is exceedingly well-kept, with just a few faint finish scratches in the clear coat central to the back.
The original hardshell case is included.