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1956 Gretsch Chet Atkins Model 6120 Hollowbody
Jimmy Page, ca. 1975
General Specs
Body: Single cutaway 16" x 2.75" maple body with f-holes with black and white binding
Finish: Gretsch Orange
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Ebony with block pearl inlays
Frets: 22
Bridge: Nickel-plated 'V'-shaped Bigsby B-6 tailpiece with pivoting arm vibrola and compensated aluminum Bigsby bridge
Headstock: 'Gretsch' inlay
Tuners: Kluson
Hardware: Gold-plated
Pickguard: Signpost and signature gold pickguard
Pickups: (2) DeArmond single coil
Controls: (2) Volume, (1) Tone, (1) Master Volume on cutaway, pickup selector switch
Years in use: Unknown

The 1956 Gretsch Chet Atkins Model 6120 Hollowbody was Jimmy Page's fourth guitar that he owned, after the Spanish guitar that this parents bought him at age 13, the 1957 Resonet Grazioso and a Fender Stratocaster. It is rumored that he played the Gretsch on stage in the early 1960s and in his earliest of studio sessions.In a July 1977 interview with Steve Rosen, Jimmy said that he traded the Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120 Hollowbody in for the 1960 Gibson Les Paul Custom 'Black Beauty'.

Page acquired another Gretsch Chet Atkins model in the early 1970s and was photographed with it in the mid-1970s. He also used a Gretsch on the rhythm tracks for the Page & Plant song Walking Into Clarksdale.


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