Gretsch 6120SSU Brian Setzer Nashville Orange 2002
Gretsch 6120SSU Brian Setzer Model, made in Japan 2002, transparent orange. What a delightfully gaudy beast we have here! Brian Setzer made his name with the Stray Cats and is arguably the most iconic rockabilly guitarist ever; there are very few names as intrinsically linked with Gretsh guitars as he. The differences from a standard 6120 are largely cosmetic: the dice knobs, chrome tailpiece with gold bridge, ebony board are all recognisable Brian touches. The tone is magnificent: bright, barky, growly snarl with a whole heap of body and attack; a big weighty bass response balancing four BBQ burners of sizzle and snap. The neck is moderately slim and very intuitive; paired with the super resonant body you really feel the notes you play. The flame on show on this particular example is really quite something; it's gorgeous. The combo gold/chrome hardware has a certain kooky charm and really makes the orange pop beautifully. We all owe Brian a debt for being the coolest cat around, so come good and square up by adding this to your collection.
Model: Gretsch 6120SSU Brian Setzer Nashville
Made: Japan, Terada plant, 2002 (serial 027120-2153)
Body: laminate maple, full depth, fully hollow
Neck: maple, rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 12" radius
Pickups: Gretsch Filtertron humbuckers
Case: good quality non original wood hard case, good condition
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back is pretty clean, just a couple of light scuffs in the middle of the body. The sides have a few dimples near the jack and in the elbow area, nothing noteworthy. The front is clean too, just a couple of light scuffs around the back edge and some play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have minor wear only, 8/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.