Gretsch / 6021 Town & Country / 1954 / Natural / Guitar For Sale
1954 is the first year of issue of the 6021 Town and Country model, which replaced the Synchromatic Model 125 introduced in 1947. The story goes that Gretsch saw the decline of the big jazz bodied archtops, and the rise of jumbo flat tops following the trend towards folk and country music. So a 17” jumbo flat top was their answer, and they released the Town and Country, together with the flashier 6022 Rancher. Interestingly the model was famously played by Gene Vincent, therefore associating the guitar with rock ’n’ roll. What makes the guitar so recognisable is the triangular soundhole, oversized pickguard, and piano bridge. Also a natural Spruce top coupled with a beautiful sunburst Maple back and sides is a very unusual feature. The 6021 is not a subtle guitar; it’s big and fairly heavily built, responding best to a vigorous strum! These were intended for rhythm instruments in combos, and work well in that role. Visually this certainly is a striking instrument, and sonically it offers a fairly powerful midrangey rhythm kick and would also record well in this role. The guitar is in very good, all original condition, and has two repaired side cracks. It comes in a later Gretsch hard case.
Glenns Guitars, UK
Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.
I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.
You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.
I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.
If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.
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