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Gretsch Brian Setzer Hot Rod Model 6120

Postby (admin) » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:53 pm

Here is a photo of a couple Brian Setzer Hot Rod 6120 Gretsches in Tuxedo Black 2 tone (2016) and in Electric Blue (2010) finishes. These instruments sound quite different from one another due to the different pickups and body thicknesses. I would very much like to see some photos of your Gretsches. These are both nice players with a 9.5 inch radius fretboard. The TV Jones Classic pickups are in the Electric Blue and the Brian Setzer Signature pickups in the Tuxedo.
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Re: Gretsch Brian Setzer Hot Rod Model 6120

Postby (jps) » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:40 pm

Is that your Swart(and, gutars), Peter?

Normally, I have not been a fan of blue (or green) paint finishes on guitars and basses, but have always liked that blue Setzer Gretsch. :D

I used to have a Swart STR-Tremolo amp. Michael makes some reall great amplifiers.

The only Gretsch photos I have are of my former 1961 6117, that Jim Boyle now owns (assuming he still has it).

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Re: Gretsch Brian Setzer Hot Rod Model 6120

Postby (admin) » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:21 am

Jeffrey a nice classic looking Gretsch with Hilotrons. Thanks for sharing. Yes these are my guitars. With these Setzer models less is more. Also I love the Swart Amp and I no longer need a roadie to move it. :lol:
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Re: Gretsch Brian Setzer Hot Rod Model 6120

Postby (jps) » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:36 am

Not much of a photo of my STR-Tremolom but this is all I have. :mrgreen:

Disregard that red thing to the right of it, this image is all about the Swart. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Gretsch Brian Setzer Hot Rod Model 6120

Postby (admin) » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:42 am

Nice Ruby too, Jeffrey!
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Re: Gretsch Brian Setzer Hot Rod Model 6120

Postby (jps) » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:53 pm

That was the 2012 NAMM Show Ruby Laredo. The only thing I still have, musically speaking, in that photo is the Aguilar amp. I should make a new photograph of what that area looks like, these days. :!:
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Re: Gretsch Brian Setzer Hot Rod Model 6120

Postby (jch) » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:19 pm

Cool Gretsches sir!

I mostly play Gretsch guitars,i currently own 12.

Here's the Chet Atkins 6120 collection;L-R, 6120 DSW,1957 6120,59LTV ,1965/66 double cut 6120.Right click to see all the pic if cut off.

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Unfortunately the rest of my pics are too large ,sorry bout that.

The rest are;
6136DS White Falcon
6136 Filterton model
6136 Black Phoenix

1957/58 6122 Country Gentleman,first batch.
6122 -62 Country Gent

6128-57 Duo Jet TSP

5422 Electromatic

G4500 Americana Sundown Serenade acoustic .
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Re: Gretsch Brian Setzer Hot Rod Model 6120

Postby (admin) » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:38 pm

John: Wow! What a wonderful collection. Thanks for sharing these beauties. What put me off a bit from Gretsches in the beginning was the weight of the vintage Country Gentleman and the "industrial strength" hardware. I was always taken by the tone of the filtertrons and hilotrons. John, can you please comment on the differences in weight of your Gretsch guitars?
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Re: Gretsch Brian Setzer Hot Rod Model 6120

Postby (jch) » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:25 pm

Thanks Peter!

Well,most of them are not too heavy, the Falcons and Gents are a little heavier than the rest,my vintage 50's Gent has the heavier trestle bracing so is a little more robust .
The old 57 6120 feels more fragile than the newer stuff too.

I'd say most sit between roughly 6 to 8lbs,but i've never weighed them.
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