6021 Town & Country Guitars

1954 Gretsch 6021 Town & Country

Color: Tobacco Sunburst, Rating: 9.00, $3,850.00 (ID# 01782)
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The Less Ornate But More  Affordable Option To The Gretsch Rancher


1954 Gretch 6021 Town & Country.


This early-to-mid 1954, 17-inch-wide, 4 1/3-inch deep, jumbo flat top weighs just 5.70 lbs. Two-piece, straight-grained spruce top with double-bound triangular sound hole, One-piece, lightly flamed laminated rock maple back and maple sides. Four-ply binding on the body top and bottom and single-ply binding on the neck. Two-piece rock maple neck with mahogany center-strip, a nut width of just over 1 3/4 inches, a wonderful medium-to-thick profile, and a scale length of 25 1/2 inches. Brown faced headstock with pearloid Gretsch "T-roof" logo. Two-layer black over white plastic dome-shaped truss-rod cover with three screws. Individual open-back Grover StaTite tuners with oval metal buttons.  Bound rosewood fretboard with 21 original thin frets and pearloid block position markers. Original four-layer black over white beveled plastic pickguard with four screws. Compensated, height-adjustable rosewood bridge on specific shaped rosewood base and slanted 'ridged' metal bar tailpiece. Inside the sound hole is the original Gretsch rectangular white label with the model number "6021" stamped in black, and the serial number "10689" stamped in red. There are a few very small and insignificant surface marks on the body but overall the guitar is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition. Housed in the original? Lifton, four-latch, shaped gray hardshell case with brown padded felt lining (9.00).

"The post-World war 2 Synchromatic 125F flattop gave rise to two interesting guitars one of which, the Model 6022 Rancher, would become the company's trademark flattop. Introduced in late 1953 or early -'54, the Rancher combined the 17-inch wide, triangular-soundhole concept of the 125F with the Western appointments which were being showcased on the Models 6120, 6121 and 6130. The second 125F derivative, the Model 6021 "Town and Country Jumbo Flattop" which debuted in 1954 lasted only until about 1957…

The Town and Country Jumbo flattop Model 6021 offered a less ornate but more affordable option to the Rancher. The 17-inch wide flattop utilizes exactly the same body and neck as the Model 6022."

""Town and Country" Jumbo Flat Top Guitar. Its extra large (17" body width) and extra deep body give it marvelous depth and power of tone. Wonderfully effective for rhythm 'push' and deep bass in country-style and cowboy bands as well as vocal accompaniment. Selected rock maple neck, sides and slightly arched back, finished in rich dark brown shaded to amber sunbursts. Flat top of resonant straight grained spruce in light natural color. Body edges and fingerboard full bound in black-and-ivory plastic. Individual tuning machines. Note particularly the unique, adjustable rosewood bridge which permits easy regulation of the playing action. X6021 ---Gretsch "Town and Country jumbo flat top professional guitar………Each $175.00" (Gretsch 1955 catalog).

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