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Peach Guitars | Gretsch G6120T-BK Vintage Select '56 Chet Atkins
26 Feb 2023

Peach Guitars | Gretsch G6120T-BK Vintage Select '56 Chet Atkins

26 Feb 2023

We could sit here and preach about the mesmerising and pioneering talents of Chet Atkins, and believe me, we’d love to do that, but as much as we love Chet, what we really want to bring your attention to is the Gretsch G6120T-BK Vintage Select ‘56 Chet Atkins “Dark Eyes”. A stunning repro of the famed ‘50s prototype used by the man himself in the mid ‘50s.

We all know about Chet’s affinity for Gretsch models, they were the catalyst for his incredible and insanely precise chordal and picking work, and he has a plethora of Gretsch signature models and tributes already, but do any look or sound as great as this “Dark Eyes”? Probably not!

Tuxedo Black and as slick as Chet’s playing, the Vintage Select ‘56 features sealed top Gold Sparkle F-Holes. In case you’re unsure of what that means, this guitar has a solid top and the F-Holes are aesthetic and not actually cut in. This really helps reduce the risk of unwanted feedback and hum at higher volumes, and man do they look great in that thick Gold Sparkle, the perfect compliment to the flawless Black.

Style is important but really, as guitarists, we just want a guitar that feels and sounds great, right? Well, this Gretsch has a neck to die for. Crafted from Maple, and with a Rosewood board, it boasts a Standard “U” profile with 22 frets, a 12” radius and super rad Aged Pearloid wide-block inlays! 

Peach Guitars | Gretsch G6120T-BK Vintage Select '56 Chet Atkins

Want that iconic Chet tone, of course you do! While we can’t guarantee that you’ll develop his superhuman abilities with this guitar, we can be sure that no pickups will get you closer to his tone than the duel TV Jones T-Armond's that are on display here! With impeccable note definition, the T-Armond is vintage flavoured and has a great dynamic range, touch response and clarity.

The spirit of Chet lives on in guitars like this and we absolutely adore it, but don’t be fooled into thinking that it’s nothing more than just another signature model, oh no, this is a guitar for everyone. It wants to be played and with such incredible response and playability, this guitar sounds amazing regardless of its application. 

Did I mention that there are only 6 in Europe? 

And there is only 1 store that you can get your hands on one from?

Well it’s true, and luckily for you the only place you can get this mega spec delight from is the best guitar store in Europe, you guessed it, Peach Guitars!

As always, you can buy with confidence from Peach Guitars. From meticulously inspecting each piece of equipment, professionally setting up each guitar, tracking every package, and delivering the best after-sales customer service, our team will do our best to make you feel welcome and offer genuine, professional advice.