Once Upon A Time

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Once Upon A Time

Post by R_T_Hermit » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:10 pm

First: Not good pics at all, but until I stumbled onto this old album, I had forgotten these 2 pics existed.

The date on the edge of the pic is 1971, and that would be about right. Bought it and an old Gibson tube amp for $150 in Montgomery, Alabama. Traded it a year later for a brand new Gretsch Nashville. Sometimes I think I should have kept it, but it didn’t have the sound that the people I was working for wanted. Anyway... here it is.

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Afterthought: I’m not sure that the neck on my 63 Jag isn’t as skinny as the Mosrite. It would take a side-by-side to convince me it isn’t.
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Re: Once Upon A Time

Post by mgeek » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:26 pm

nice!

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Re: Once Upon A Time

Post by Scout » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:32 pm

I bought one in about ‘80 and gave it to a friend when I backed my van into his car .
I remembered it played well but the details are a smoky daze.

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Re: Once Upon A Time

Post by Veitchy » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:42 pm

Beautiful Mosrite. I wouldn't kick a Nashville out of bed either.

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Post by R_T_Hermit » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:45 pm

The only true thing I recall as far as sound is that it oozed “bluesy” in the middle position. And... I still have that Nashville. ;D
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Re: Once Upon A Time

Post by sumlin » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:44 am

Here's my '66 a bit more recently...

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Post by R_T_Hermit » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:03 am

Awesome! :w00t: Wish my year-1971 pics were that quality. Thanks much for adding that beauty to the thread. I never did know what year my Mosrite was, but that’s a match. No exposed poles, unpainted neck and head, and straight mounted neck PU.
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Post by Unicorn Warrior » Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:02 pm

R_T_Hermit wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:45 pm
The only true thing I recall as far as sound is that it oozed “bluesy” in the middle position. And... I still have that Nashville. ;D
I know it’s OSG and all.. but I’d love to see a pic of that if you have one

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Re: Once Upon A Time

Post by CorporateDisguise » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:00 am

Mosrites always get me akk hot and bothered.

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Re: Once Upon A Time

Post by R_T_Hermit » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:37 pm

As requested... this what I traded the Mosrite for. One owner since 1971. I do have the pick guard, but those lil gold screws finally kept working loose so I retired the pick guard to keep from breaking, or scratching, something at an inconvenient time/place.
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It dawns on me that I’ve had these hang tags for 50 years.

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I forgot to include this pic last night. No 6120 is complete without the pad. The foam has completely collapsed, but not a cut or scratch on the pad.

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The management here seems pretty understanding. :)
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Re: Once Upon A Time

Post by Veitchy » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:32 pm

Holy crap that's a looker.

I had a massive yen for Gretsches, especially 6120s/Nashvilles/Chets before I got into offsets. I'll always have a soft spot for them and this one's a looker. You don't see quite so many double-cutaway Nashvilles either. Great guitar.

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Re: Once Upon A Time

Post by sumlin » Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:25 am

R_T_Hermit wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:03 am
Awesome! :w00t: Wish my year-1971 pics were that quality. Thanks much for adding that beauty to the thread. I never did know what year my Mosrite was, but that’s a match. No exposed poles, unpainted neck and head, and straight mounted neck PU.
It'll be 1966 as (as far as I can see) yours didn't have the trussrod adjustment at the headstock end so it makes it one of the earlier MkV models like mine. Later on you'll see a little black trussrod cover appear at the headstock. Though, having said that, Mosrite was pretty random in the way they ordered things and brought design changes in and out.

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Re: Once Upon A Time

Post by Jaguar018 » Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:42 am

CorporateDisguise wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:00 am
Mosrites always get me akk hot and bothered.
Me too!
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Re: Once Upon A Time

Post by R_T_Hermit » Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:05 pm

Veitchy wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:32 pm
Holy crap that's a looker.

I had a massive yen for Gretsches, especially 6120s/Nashvilles/Chets before I got into offsets. I'll always have a soft spot for them and this one's a looker. You don't see quite so many double-cutaway Nashvilles either. Great guitar.
You touched on every guitar owner’s quandary. Nothing is set in stone. :derp: Looking at the serial number alone, it’s actually a 65 by both Gretsch’s sequential system, and the date code they went to just before the Baldwin days. I hate to think it sat in that music store window from (circa) 65 to late 71–when I took possession of it. But it was brand new when I got my hands on it.

The other quandary is... is it a “Chet” or a “Nashville?” My pick guard says only Chet Atkins, so it’s a Chet. I’ve just always called it a Nashville because it instantly spurs a mental image of that faded orange finish.

And a theme I’ve picked up on here in OSG is that we’re merely conservators of these vintage (and future vintage) instruments. This one I can point to and say I gigged with it for over a decade before I couldn’t force myself to carry it into another beer joint. It only has 1 scratch in the finish, less than a half inch, just behind the standby switch, that doesn’t go to the bone.

I kinda wish I’d have known that the old Mosrite was a 66. But, in 1971, 66 was no big deal. :)
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Re: Once Upon A Time

Post by katlar » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:08 am

R_T_Hermit wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:10 pm
First: Not good pics at all, but until I stumbled onto this old album, I had forgotten these 2 pics existed.

The date on the edge of the pic is 1971, and that would be about right. Bought it and an old Gibson tube amp for $150 in Montgomery, Alabama. Traded it a year later for a brand new Gretsch Nashville. Sometimes I think I should have kept it, but it didn’t have the sound that the people I was working for wanted. Anyway... here it is.Find best casino bonus code bonuscode-casinos.com and win big money. Start to gamble right now.

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Afterthought: I’m not sure that the neck on my 63 Jag isn’t as skinny as the Mosrite. It would take a side-by-side to convince me it isn’t.
It looks sooo sexyyyy!

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