Gretsch 6120SSC USA Brian Setzer Tribute Nashville Relic Guitar Stephen Stern Custom Shop


    Gretsch 6120SSC USA Brian Setzer Tribute Nashville Relic Guitar - Stephen Stern Custom Shop

    Unplayed, still new in the original box.

    For some players, nothing says “hot rod” like a souped-up Gretsch, tweaked for looks and revving to full throttle, just like a hot-rodded ’57 Chevy.

    One of only 59 being made, it is a replica of the hot-rodded ’59 Gretsch 6120 that Setzer used on his early Stray Cats albums, and still uses on tour today. This cat is Trestle-braced and almost all maple (back, sides, top, neck) with an ebony fretboard (9.45” radius) and 22 frets. It has a 24.6” scale length, with a 1-11/16” width at the nut. It has Schaller machine heads, a “chop shop” pickguard and a bent output jack. Two TV Jones Classic Pickups are controlled by a 3-way pickup selector and three volume knobs (individuals and master).

    The Bigsby is a B6CB and the Space Control bridge is custom fortified with double-sticky carpet tape. The empty hole by the pickup selector is where a tone knob is supposed to be. In addition to exact replicas of the skull, black cat and “Lucky Lady” stickers on Setzer’s original, the guitar also features two dice for pickup volume knobs—not just any dice, but Monopoly dice. These guitars have been selling in the USA for around $25,000.

    • Finish: Vintage Western Maple Stain
    • Body style: Single cutaway
    • Top: Arched laminated maple
    • Bracing: 1959 trestle bracing
    • Back and sides: Laminated maple, 16″ wide, 2.75″ deep
    • Neck: Hard rock maple
    • Scale length: 24.6″
    • Fingerboard: Ebony, 9.45 radius
    • Width at nut: 1-11/16″
    • Number of frets: 22
    • Fingerboard inlays: MOP neo-classic thumbnail
    • Pickups: Two TV Jones Classic humbuckers
    • Controls: 3-position toggle, Volume 1, Volume 2, and Master Volume
    • Hardware: Distressed chrome/nickel/polished aluminum
    • Bridge: Space-Control, fixed with double-sided carpet tape
    • Tailpiece: Bigsby B6CB vibrato
    • Tuning machines: Schaller
    • Includes re-creations of classic Stray Cats backstage passes
    • Re-creation of Brian Setzer’s leather bejeweled guitar strap
    • Deluxe Gretsch Cowboy case
    • Decals associated with the original guitar

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