SOLD - Gretsch Roundup 6121W Reissue – Japan 2003
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From Gretsch –
With the western look of the original Chet Atkins models of the mid-1950s, the Gretsch G6121W Chet Atkins Solid Body features an arched laminated maple top with “G” brand, chambered mahogany body with a one-piece mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard with aged wide-block pearloid inlays (western motif - cactus, fences and steer heads), aged binding on body, fingerboard & headstock, dual Filter'Tron™ Double-coil pickups, gold plexi pickguard, gold-plated Grover® Sta-Tite™ tuners, gold hardware, polished aluminium compensated Bigsby® bridge and Bigsby® B3GBVN vibrato tailpiece.
Specs from Gretsch –
Body Back: Semi-Hollow Mahogany
Body Sides: Semi-Hollow Mahogany
Body Top: Arched Laminated Maple
Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
Body Marks: "G" Brand on Body
Body Depth: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout: 13.5" (343mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Position Inlays: Western Block Inlay Position Markers of Cactus, Steerheads & Fences
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
Head Stock Binding: Bound
Neck Material: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8 mm)
Scale Length: 24.6" (625 mm)
Neck Binding: Bound Fingerboard
Bridge Pickup: Gretsch Dynasonic
Neck Pickup: Gretsch Dynasonic
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, Master Tone
Hardware Finish: Gold-Plated
Bridge: Rosewood-Based Polished Aluminum Compensated Bigsby®
Bridge Cover: Bigsby B3GBVN Vibrato Tailpiece
Tuning Machines: Grover Sta-Tite Die-Cast
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Tremolo Arm Handle: Bigsby Flat Handle
This is a fabulous remake of the classic vintage ‘cowboy style’ Gretsch Roundup of the 1950s. These 6121W Reissues were made in Japan prior to Fender taking ownership of the Gretsch brand. And the workmanship & attention to detail is clearly apparent on this one.
The only change made is that the original Japanese made pickups have been replaced with a pair of fabulous sounding TV Jones T-Armond Dynasonic style pickups, which are a remake of the famous DeArmond single coil units found on very early Gretsch guitars.
These TV Jones pickups are a sonic delight. They are thick and punchy with a bright edge and plenty of whallop sometimes not found in single coil designs. They can be clean and jangly in that wonderful Gretsch way, or burn with best when you turn ‘em up. They sit comfortably in P-90 style territory but have a sonic character all of their own.
The two original pickups are in the case and included in the sale.
Excellent condition for its age, with barely anything in the way of marks or blemishes. Original frets have lots of life left in them, tuners are strong and accurate, neck is straight & truss rod works fine.
Weight is 7.87 lbs
This Roundup looks just fabulous and sounds fantastic. It plays beautifully with a clean, low action, and is a very versatile guitar – suitable for jazz, blues, country, rockabilly and just about anything that needs “that fabulous Gretsch sound”.
Comes in its original fitted hard shell case with plush lining, in excellent condition.
Video demo of same model - https://youtu.be/P5RRROY2wgI