After my musical equivalent of outing I have been musing on times past resulting in lots of googling of guitars I have owned and played. My default setting instrument was always a Les Paul custom but for style and sound I loved my Gretsch 6120. I picked my 1959 issue Gretsch for a couple of hundred quid and for several years it was never far from my side. Made famous by the likes of Eddie Cochran the Gretsch was perfect for the punkabilly I played for awhile but as my musical tastes led to a heavier and louder sound its semi acoustic nature caused problems.I love controlled feedback but the Gretsch when played through my mesa boogie running a Marshall stack was a continual sonic battle. Now older and not much wiser I have considered the sin of buying back my guitars as a fun investment as a good 6120 will fetch over £10000. The old me would hate that so perhaps in honour of times gone by I'll leave such guitars in the hands of those who would do them justice.