1957 GretschChet Atkins 6121 – Orange

This is a great example of a 1957 Gretsch 6121 Chet Atkins in Gretsch Orange! First released in 1955, this was the semi-hollow body version of the extremely popular 6120 Chet Atkins hollow body model. This guitar features “humptop” inlays, a Bigsby, a roller bridge, and a metal nut. The Gretsch Orange color makes this guitar a striking piece, with hardly any wear besides some love to the forearm area. These original frets are in good shape, with some wear to the cowboy chord area. These two DeArmond DynaSonic pickups give this guitar a fantastic voice. This guitar is a wonderful player, with a warm sound and amazing feel in the hand! 

Overall Condition:  8.5, some weather checking and wear


  • Finish Details: Gretsch Orange, Original, Great Condition, Light wear and patina throughout
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Neck Profile: Medium D
  • Weight: 7 lbs 8 oz
  • Scale Length: 24-1/2"
  • Pickup Readings: N: 9.18K B: 9.64K
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched
  • Hardware: Original, Great Condition, Light patina
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Includes: Original Gretsch Hardshell Case

Sku: GR002


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