Gretsch G6120JR Nashville Jr
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Gretsch G6120JR Nashville Jr

G6120JR Nashville Jr, Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar from Gretsch in the Nashville series.

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Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 3 reviews )
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moosers01/09/2010

moosers's review

Gretsch G6120JR Nashville Jr
The Gretsch G6120Jr Nashville Jr. is a hollow body electric guitar that has 22 frets and two humbucker pick ups.  I believe that the guitar was made in the Japan.  The Nashville Jr. has two F-holes as well as a bigsby whammy bar.  The guitar has a standard pick up switch along with volume and tone knobs for each of them.

UTILIZATION

Playing the Gretsch G6120Jr Nashville Jr. is a real pleasure, as the rosewood fretboard has a great feel.  The guitar is extremely easy to play for both rhythm and lead guitar parts.  The Nashville Jr. is a bit heavy for a hollow body, but doesn't make it hard to hold or anything like that.  The shape and style of the guitar is one of the nicest that I have seen, as it really catches the eye.  Getting a good sound isn't hard, and there are a good amount of different tones that you're able to get between the different pick ups...


SOUNDS

For a hollow body guitar, the Gretsch G6120Jr Nashville Jr. certainly has a lot of growl to it.  When I first plugged it in, I wasn't expecting it to have as fat of a tone as it does, as I was really expecting a more traditional hollow body sound.  I first used the guitar for a session, as I recorded the guitar through a Big Muff and '65 Fender Deluxe Reverb amp, and the tone that I got was outstanding.  It cut right through the mix and really took me by surprised.  I did find that I was also able to get a more traditional hollow body tone for a clean sound, but I was amazed at the difference between the two that I was able to get... 


OVERALL OPINION

As far as hollow body guitars go, the Gretsch G6120Jr Nashville Jr. is up their with my favorites.  This guitar rips for a guitar of this type, and is a tone that I was not expecting at all from it.  The price of the Nashville Jr. is pretty reasonable for a guitar of this high quality, and is definitely guitar that I would recommend for anyone looking for a hollow body guitar or any electric guitar in general.  This is really an impressive electric guitar that not only has a beautiful look, but the sound to match.
mooseherman08/03/2009

mooseherman's review

Gretsch G6120JR Nashville Jr
This American-made guitar has a gold bridge with a Bigsby Tremolo arm, a maple neck, a 22-fret rosewood fretboard, 2 Filtertron Pickups, and 2 volume knobs and a tone control, plus a master volume control. 

UTILIZATION

This guitar's not too difficult to play; although the last frets generally aren't too easy to reach, they aren't too hard either, and if anything, getting adjusted to the guitar is the only thing necessary to make this irrelevant. The sounds produced by this guitar are great, too. The guitar has quite a vast range, able to get warm, clean tones when plugged straight in, as well as dangerously heavy tones when plugged through the right distortion box. It's a bit heavier than I would like, but I got used to that, too. And as far as I know, the drivers are perfectly stable. In fact, I think one of the most fun guitars to play that I've tried. 

SOUNDS

I've really enjoyed using this with my favorite amp, the Fender '65 Deluxe Reissue. I got a great warm, slightly twangy tone out of it. I was really impressed when I plugged it into a Big Muff; it had a devastatingly heavy sound that added a TON of low end chunk to the record I was working on! While it was heavy, it wasn't Metallica-esque. A good reference point might be Queens of the Stone Age (who's guitar player, Josh Homme, has a preference for hollow bodied guitars.) The range of tones depends somewhat on your range of gear, but I was really impressed with the tones that I could get out of just the guitar and the amp. It isn't perfect for my style of music (my favorite guitar is a '67 strat reissue, so that suits my music better) but I definitely get my money's worth from it, and use it enough in the studio. 

OVERALL OPINION

I like the unexpected versatility and the warmth of this guitar the best. I think that though the guitar is expensive, it is worth it for anyone who wants to get a hollow body and doesn't know where to start. The sound is pristine and versatile. I tried a few other hollow bodies that I didn't really prefer, mostly other Gretsches, but I don't recall the names of the other models. I don't regret this choice of purchase at all and would recommend it to anyone with a wide range of styles to cover.
Phil_Guitar07/16/2007

Phil_Guitar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gretsch G6120JR Nashville Jr
ALL ARE MADE IN ASIA GRETSCH .......
Did you know??
This is not a criterion that affects the quality, far from it!
For technical specifications see more at the official website of GRETSCH .....

UTILIZATION

As with her older sister, is pleased to appointment. Easy guitar to play, with "almost" the same stamp as the "standard" model. Be careful not to ropes with elastics (weak ties), because this requires the guitar to sound full HEFTY (from 10-52 and up), this is not a real problem because the instrument is to an extreme comfort when "tuned" properly (check the adjustment of the neck-bridge, and adapt to his style of play).
The guitar delivers everything timbre of the sounds clear, it becomes a real Rolls-Roice when going to sound more "crunchy" (light saturation).
This instrument therefore incorporates features of its big sister, but it is much more comfortable thanks to a smaller box.

SOUNDS

This instrument is perfect for styles ranging from Country-Rock Country Blues, to the Rock'a'Billy (of course!).
It is also perfect for jazz.
Attention spent a certain amount of amplification and saturation, this guitar is a real "FACTORY Larsen" we must learn to tame.

OVERALL OPINION

A gem. But too expensive, unfortunately, most of us.
PS: make a little squabble with your resellers, by dint of TANNER trade policies tend to become more attractive to the "clients" that we are !!!!!!