Guitar Gallery

54: – 54 1101- 6120-style archtop (2002)


Prototype guitar based on the Gretsch 6120. Construction is perhaps more acoustic than arch top but a very satisfactory instrument. It is fitted with two De Armond USA pickups and licensed Bigsby and is painted Anniversary two-tone green. The guitar was sold but when the buyer couldn’t come up with the money, it became a demonstration model.

It was subsequently bought by Tony van Roevan several years later and has since become his favourite guitar.

It was again put up for sale in 2017 and it was purchased by former Ballarat man, Shane Dawson.

Shane had the guitar shipped to me for a service and to rectify anything that was needed, but I could find nothing to do on the guitar except to fit new strings and ship the guitar up to Shane…

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