The Gretsch Keith Scott Artist Model 6120KS Nashville is one of the most visually alluring and elegant modern Gretsch guitars. This particular artist model was produced in very limited numbers and is no longer available from the manufacturer.
Acoustically, the guitar sings with a striking piano-like clarity and tonal balance, and the dynamic, touch sensitive response of the instrument translates well through the DynaSonic pickups. For sparkle, twang and detail, it’s hard to beat the DynaSonic pickups for authentic 1950’s Gretsch tones that instantly conjure up the best of Eddie Cochrane, Cliff Gallup (of Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps), and of course Chet Atkins.
The 16″ body of the Keith Scott model delivers a very full and focused bass response, and few 6120s are as expertly crafted as this particular version.
Keith Scott is known for his decades of guitar work with Bryan Adams. His Gretsch signature Keith Scott 6120KS Nashville is equally impressive, featuring a bound body with gold top, dark mahogany stained back and sides, and oversized f holes.
Other features include a 24.6″ scale rock maple neck with ebony fingerboard and hump block inlays, single coil DynaSonic pickups, Space Control bridge, 24-carat gold-plated hardware and Bigsby B6G vibrato tailpiece.
The neck has a C bordering on a soft V shape at the nut, with just a hair more depth as you travel up the bound ebony fretboard. The profile depth measures .870″ at the 1st fret and .936″ at the 12th, where the profile begins to gradually transition into the heel.
The stock medium jumbo frets have plenty of meat and height with little apparent wear. The nut is solid brass for a particularly articulate top end snap, and measures 1 11/16″ in width. The headstock features its original gold tuning machines with kidney bean buttons. The headstock face features an inlaid Gretsch logo and horseshoe.
All of the electronics work as they should, and this model is notable for having a Master Tone control and the omission of the typical three-way tone switch found on many Gretsch models. It cannot be overstated how the tone control opens up the range of sounds available on this model, and it makes the Keith Scott 6120 a significantly versatile instrument.
This 6120KS is finished in a subtle gold sparkle which looks fantastic in the daylight, and even better under lights.
The gold hardware shows no tarnishing, and it’s hard to see any evidence of player wear on this guitar. It presents pretty much as new.
Comes in its original hard shell Gretsch case in excellent condition.