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 Post subject: Gretsch 6120 templates?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:17 pm 
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Hi Guys,

I have been concentrating on building acoustic guitars, but I have always wanted a '59 Gretsch 6120. Has anyone built one before? or know of any plans, templates, pointers, etc?

Thanks!

Glenn


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:12 pm 
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I just finished a 17 inch hollow body (look down the list of posts to "Jazzy Blond". It is basically a 4 inch deep 17 inch jumbo, laminated spruce top and laminated maple b/s. While similar to the Gretsch, it is not a direct copy, but I do have the tracing of the ribs and quite a few pictures of the insides. I do have plans for an ES-175 which I used for some of the bracing and other tidbits. Let me know if any of this would help.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:45 pm 
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Never built one before, but I've had em apart. FWIW, the neck joint is not a dovetail. It's a mortise and tenon. Not sure where you can find a plan for one, but you could trace the body contours on an existing one, and take measurements for the neck, elevated fingerboard extension, etc.

Definitely a worthwhile project. Good luck, and post pics!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:38 am 
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Thanks Guys!

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