The guitars conceived and produced by the Gretsch Company after WWII represent some of the more unique sounding and visually dynamic models available during the ''50s and into the mid-''60s.
'55 Chet Atkins Hollowbody model 6120
Upon its debut in 1955, the Chet Atkins 6120 model was outfitted with overtly western motifs, a flashy Amber Red (orange) finish, and a Chet Atkins specified Bigsby fixed arm vibrato tailpiece. Endorsed by Chet Atkins, this early iteration of the 6120 is also associated with rockabilly legend Eddie Cochran. (Guitar courtesy of Fred Stucky)