This is the cool flat top acoustic sibling of the revered Gretsch 6120 electric hollowbody made famous by Chet Atkins and many who followed. It is finished in the same classic Gretsch Vintage Orange colour so associated with the brand. And it features all the funky cowboy motifs and G branding of the “Western” version of these guitars.
This Gretsch Rancher has a jumbo body and features a spruce top, maple back and sides, rosewood fingerboard and bridge. With its triangle shaped sound hole, orange finish and unique inlays the Rancher is a guitar that stands out.
- Body Style: Single Cutaway Jumbo
- Scale Length: 25.5″ (648mm)
- Top: Solid Spruce
- Bracing: X-Bracing
- Back And Sides: Laminated Maple Body – 17″ Wide, 3.5″ to 4.5″ Deep
- Neck: 3-Piece Maple
- Pickups: Fishman Acoustic Matrix, Under The Saddle Pickup plus a miniature electret condenser microphone mounted on the underside of the preamp chassis.
- Controls: Fishman® Prefix Pro Blend System
- Notch Filter
- Volume Control
- Bass Boost/Cut
- Contour (Semi-Parametric Filter)
- Frequency (determines frequency that is boosted or cut by the contour control)
- Treble Control
- Phase Switch
- Blend Control
- Battery Level Led (change battery when light stays on)
- Width At Nut: 1-11/16″ (43mm)
- Fretboard: Ebony, 15.75″ Radius (400mm)
- Bridge: Ebony Pin Bridge with Compensated Saddle
- Hardware: Gold-Plated
- Finish: Gloss Urethane
- Frets: 21
- Machine Heads: Grover® Imperial, Gold-Plated Die-Cast Tuners
This Gretsch G6022C Rancher is from 2004, and like all top end Gretsches it was built in Tokyo’s famous Terada factory. It should not be confused with the more recent reissue model G5022CE Rancher which is cheaper, has different specs, and is built elsewhere.
This Rancher is in great shape. There is minimal evidence of player wear, with only a few small marks here and there. There is nothing significant, and certainly nothing structural. It has been well looked after by only a couple of owners, one of whom was legendary Aussie bassist Mark Evans from early era AC/DC.
The Fishman pickup system is a real bonus. Lots of scope to shape your sound when plugged in.
The neck is comfortable & frets have plenty of life left in them. It is a joy to play and amazing value for such a high quality build. You would easily pay double to get this level of quality and playability from an equivalent Gibson or Martin jumbo. And there’s not many of these around – they don’t come up for sale very often.
Comes in its original Gretsch hard shell case in excellent condition.