Belated NGD: Gretsch 6119 Tennessee Rose

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  1. mojocaster.com

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    It says Chet Atkins on it... so I had to have it!

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    Came with a case, too...

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    Does have a little surface scratch... but it doesn't alter the playing. So I am OK with that.

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  2. Blanket Jackson

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    The combination of those Filtertrons on the semihollow body is a sound that will become etched in your mind (and heart, and soul) for all time. Congratulations on this!
     
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    I do thoroughly love the tones out of that guitar. The size of it right now is making it a tad difficult for me due to four shoulder surgeries... but it does sound like a million bucks!
     
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    I had a 1962 6120 "Chet Atkins Nashville" that I had to sell in 2001 (saddest decision of my life). There are nights that I lay awake in bed remembering those tones.

    I hope that your shoulder heals so much that you can hold any guitar comfortably!
     
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    Nice one mate. Enjoy it.
     
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    The body shape and size has already made me include it in trade offers. Nothing wrong with the guitar, I dig it plenty. But my four-times surgically repaired shoulder is struggling with it :(
     
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    That sucks mate. What are you thinking of replacing it with?
     
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    Not sure, and not in any hurry. I have 25+ guitars, so it's not like I am really in need of anything. Then again, if I were to find the right trade, plus or minus cash, I think I'd make it happen.

    It's tough for me because I really love the tones out of that guitar. Those pickups are stellar. But if I can't play it a whole gig, is it really worth holding on to? I realize that it's more about my beat up shoulder than it is about the guitar. It's almost unfair to how cool that guitar is and sounds :)
     
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    I say keep it then! It sounds like you love that guitar, even though you already have so many others! Bring it to gigs and use it for a couple of songs or bring a stool if needed.
     
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    That is such a cool guitar, congrats! I always liked the idea of those multiple toggle-switches!
     
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    HEY! That's MY line! ;)
     
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    I know, right? I learn from the best :)
     
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    Had a 1973 that was great but eventually couldn't get along with the very low output HiLo-Trons at the time. I think your model with the 6119 body (vs 6120) and Filtertrons is the best idea period in the Gretsch line. It forever stays on my "If I suddenly had extra guitar money" wish list. If I won a lottery I'd have a 6119 and the Jet Model like Harrisons. One can dream...
     
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    Them are beautiful dreams indeed, my friend ;)
     
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    To the OP, sorry to hear about your shoulder issue. I don't find my 6120 all that comfortable either, but I am in the same boat with 20 guitars & don't play the 6120 all that much as I play all pretty much in my rotation. But when I do, I love it. It sits in my family room across from where I sit and I look at it all day long. The Gretsch hollowbodies are truly works of art.

    By the way that wine red color looks great!
     
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    Thanks! I am leaning toward keeping it... it is a fun guitar for sure, and if I were to let it go, I'd have to purchase something with those pickups that works better for my shoulder. Gotta love Gretsch guitars!
     
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    Or make it an "at home" guitar only. Does it bother you when you play sitting?
     
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    Yeah, it's just the angle at which my arm must be to wrap around the body... and I don't keep guitars for "at home" use only. If I can't gig them, they gotta go so I can get another one I can gig :)
     
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    That owns. D/w bout your shoulder.
     

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