Gretsch Chet Atkins G6120-CGP

Only ONE was ever made…UNTIL NOW!!! The original prototype Gretsch® STEREO guitar was created for Chet Atkins in 1956 with the help of musician and electronics repairman from Cairo, Illinois, Ray Butts. Ray’s ingenious split-dual-coil pickup was assembled on a prototype G6120 guitar with closed simulated “F-Hole” inlays on the body, Only ONE was ever produced. Chet used this special, one-of-a-kind instrument on his ground breaking 1957 album, “Finger-Style Guitar”. Wired with two output jacks, the signal from the bass strings would run through the echo input on his amplifier while the treble strings were fed dry through the normal channel. Though at the time the concept of a “stereo” guitar was a brilliant idea, it was deemed impractical as the cost to produce it put it out of reach of the general buying public. The project was shelved. With the help of legendary sideman & bandleader to Atkins, Paul Yandell, and renowned pickup designer/luthier, Tom “TV” Jones, Gretsch® is proud to introduce the G6120-CGP Chet Atkins STEREO guitar. With a flip of a switch the instrument operates in Mono or Stereo. In STEREO mode, the signal of the low E, A & D strings are isolated to a designated output jack while the high E, B & G strings are routed to their own output jack. Whether you use two amplifiers spread apart or record a performance with a wide left/right pan, the results are mind blowing! In MONO mode, the signal to all six strings route to one output.


Model Name: G6120-CGP Chet Atkins Stereo Guitar- Limited Production
Series: Professional Collection
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Body Shape: Nashville®
Body Back: Laminated Maple
Body Sides: Laminated Maple
Body Top: Arched Laminated Maple
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Bracing: Waffle Style
F Holes Sound Holes: Simulated F-Holes
Body Depth: 2.75″ (70 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout: 16″ (40.64 cm)
Body Binding: Multiple

Number of Frets: 22
Position Inlays: Pearloid Block
Fingerboard Radius: 12″ (305 mm)
Head Stock Binding: Bound
Fretboard: Rosewood
Neck Material: Maple
Nut Width: 1.75″ (44.45 mm)
Scale Length: 24.6″ (625 mm)
Neck Binding: Bound Fingerboard

Pickup Configuration: HH
Bridge Pickup: Special Design TV Jones® Dual-Coil Humbucking
Neck Pickup: Special Design TV Jones® Dual-Coil Humbucking
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Volume 1.(Neck Pickup), Volume 2.(Bridge Pickup), Master Volume.

Hardware Finish: Nickel/Gold-Plated
Bridge: Rosewood-Based “Rocking” Bar
Bridge Cover: Bigsby® B6GBVWST Vibrato Tailpiece
Tuning Machines: Grover® Sta-Tite™ Die-Cast
String Nut: Polished Aluminum
Tremolo Arm Handle: Bigsby® “Wire” Style Handle
Auxiliary Switching: 2-Position Mono/Stereo Toggle: Position 1. Stereo Mode-(Neck Pickup Only). Position 2. Mono

Unique Features: Dual Output Jacks for Mono and Stereo Operating Modes (Neck Pickup Only), Prototype Styled Mixture of Gold and Nickel-Plated Hardware, Inlaid Simulated F-Holes, Polished Aluminum Nut, Aged Vintage Wide-Block Pearloid Position Markers, “G” Brand on the Body, Fingerboard and Headstock Binding, Multiple Body Bindings, Pearloid Gretsch Logo on Headstock, Gold Plexi Pickguard with “Chet Atkins” Signature Signpost, Arrow Knobs, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod

Case Gig Bags: Deluxe Hardshell
Pickguard: Gold Plexi Pickguard with Artist Signature and Gretsch Logo
Included Accessories: Includes G6241 Deluxe Hardshell Case
Control Knobs: G-Arrow

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