The Gretsch Custom Shop is where the time-honored legacy reaches its creative apex. No instruments epitomize the extraordinary expertise and attention to detail of Gretsch’s most trusted hands like Custom Shop instruments. From modern versions of legendary Gretsch instruments to artist tribute models and specially requested one-off guitars, the Gretsch Custom Shop takes “That Great Gretsch Sound” to an entirely new plane, but also preserves and perfects it.
Truetone Music is proud to have a long and close relationship with Gretsch, especially with the Custom Shop. Every year, we make a pilgrimage there to sit down with Masterbuilder Stephen Stern and his team to cook up a batch of Custom Shop guitars. Sometimes we go for vintage-styled recreations, sometimes we go for modernized tweaks. Sometimes it's a classic color, sometimes it's a totally new color or even reclaimed wood. Either way, they always knock it out of the park!
This G6120CS 1960 Curly Maple 6120 Single Cut is a result of this partnership. It's a reimagining of a classic model, with hand-selected wood that we picked out with Masterbuilder Stephen Stern. We were highly selective in doing so, and the end result is stunning. This makes it a true one of a kind guitar that you won't find elsewhere.
The "C" shaped neck with ebony fingerboard is a pleasure to play, and the TV Jones Classic pickups (Stern's suggestion) give it the classic Gretsch sound. Most impressive is the curly maple top and and Gretsch Bigsby. It's the sort of thing you'll only find on a Gretsch - and no one nails it like Masterbuilder Stephen Stern does!
Don't forget to check out the beautiful custom case. It also comes with an El Dorado strap, hand-made here in California, and the certificate of authenticity.
This is a unique take a on a highly sought-after guitar, and a rare find. Come to Truetone Music to experience it in person, or make it yours right here.
BASE MODEL: Nashville 1960 Style
BODY STYLE: Single Cutaway, Hollow Archtop, Two F-Holes
COLOR: Western Orange
AGING TYPE: NOS
PICKUPS: TV Jones Classic
NECK SHAPE: Standard
BODY & NECK BINDING: Whit White/Black
SIDE DOTS: Red
FRETBOARD WOOD: Ebony
FRETBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: Mother of Pearl
FRETBOARD INLAY STYLE: Neo Classical Thumbnail
NECK WOOD: Quartersawn Maple
KNOBS: G Arrow
BRIDGE: Rocking Bar
TAILPIECE: Gretsch Bigsby B3G "V" Cutout
TOP: Curly Maple
BACK: Laminated Maple
SIDES: Laminated Maple
HEADSTOCK LOGO: Horseshoe