Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Keifer, Jan 26, 2015.
Can anyone shed some light on this guitar, 2003 build. Thank You!
They are out of production. 2003 is the first year of the Fender produced Gretsch guitar. They are very high quality guitars. Excellent build and finish.
Fender made improvements to the Gretsch Pro Lines which included changing from 5 ply to 3 ply laminate, alnico Filtertron pickups, and other "vintage" details.
JR's have a 14" lower bout width as opposed to a regular 6120 which is 16". They have the same 24.6 scale as the 6120. Radius can be either 9.5" or 12'
They sound just like a regular 6120; at least to me. "That great Gretsch sound"
I'm very happy to have found a pristine 6120 JR on Craig's list in Seattle for only $1,150 (motivated seller). It's my best guitar and I always use it when doing special shows with Bill Carter.
Two excellent forums with lots of knowledgeable Gretsch owners:
Thank you!!!! just in time for me to grab one, it's 2003 mint condition
You're welcome. You will love it. Be sure to post photos.
I have a 2004 model. It's the best gretsch I have ever played.
It is a little neck heavy with the Grover's. I installed Ivoroid tuner buttons and that helped a lot. You will love it.
It's being shipped tomorrow and I will certainly post some photos. I always have been a Gretsch fan but never owned one. My main guitars are a 335, strat and a tele. Excited about this guitar ! I hope the neck isn't too skinny, my only concern
Awesome I've been wanting to get my hands on a early 2000's 6120! Congrats!
If it turns out the neck is too small I'll drop you a line. I have a fairly wide range of what works for me but you never know
Not much light to shed.
Just one of the best hollow body guitars $$ can buy imo