Experience Music Project Guitar Collection
1959 Fender Jazzmaster and 1955 Gretsch 6120
The Jazzmaster was an attempt by Fender to siphon off guitarists from Gibson’s hold over the jazz guitar market. In that goal it failed, however, it did find a home among players in the burgeoning surf rock scene in the 1960s and later with indie artists in the 1980s and ’90s. The Gretsch 6120 is a hollowbody electric guitar prized by both country and rock musicians alike and has been used by such renowned players as Chet Atkins and George Harrison.