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Premier Guitar Reviews the Gretsch G6128 T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet

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Premier Guitar‘s October issue features a two-page spread of the Gretsch G6128T George Harrison Signature Duo Jet guitar in all its splendor.

The model, based on George Harrison’s 1957 Duo Jet, receives praise by the magazine, which says it’s not only beautiful, but also comfortable to play.

“The finish is blemish free and beautiful,” said Premier Guitar. “The medium-thickness, slightly C-profiled neck is comfy, the frets are well dressed, and all the hardware twists, turns, and flicks with a solid, reassuring feel.”

They also made an online video review, which you can watch below.

Get your copy of Premier Guitar here.

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Watch Thousand Watt Stare’s Video for “Bad Ghost”

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Thousand Watt Stare’s Christian Martucci (above) sent us this recent video clip shot by his band’s drummer, Dylan Howard, on an iPhone. The band will have an official music video coming out soon, but in the meantime, enjoy this homemade clip for “Bad Ghost.”

You can also get their new album Silver Dimes here.

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Neon Trees Branden Campbell Discusses his Gretsch White Falcon Bass

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Watch as Neon Trees bassist Branden Campbell talks about his adoration for his Gretsch White Falcon Bass.

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Gretsch Visits Arlington Guitar Show

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By Joe Carducci, Gretsch Guitars

While the Texas Rangers were celebrating their American League Championship at Ranger Stadium in Arlington, Texas, next door at the Arlington Convention Center, folks from near and far gathered Oct. 15-16 to celebrate the likes of vintage, new and rare stringed musical instruments at the Arlington Guitar Show.

Gretsch Guitars, TV Jones, and the Bigsby Company were on hand with a glorious exhibit of guitars, pickups and tailpieces.

Check out this closer look at Gretsch Bo Diddly signature guitar straight from the show floor:

More videos from the 2011 AGS can be found on Gretsch’s official YouTube channel.

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Wariner to Perform on ‘A Prairie Home Companion’

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Gretsch player and country-music star Steve Wariner is slated to appear on the famed radio broadcast A Prairie Home Companion this weekend.

The program can be heard on local National Public Radio stations live from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 22.

Wariner, who has charted 14 No. 1 hits – such as “Some Fools Never Learn,” “Small Town Girl” and “I Should Be With You” – will be featured in the APH episode along with acoustic duo Storyhill and Academy Award-nominated actor John Lithgow.

Held at the St. Paul, Minn., Fitzgerald Theater, the radio show is the only live music and variety show that is currently aired nationwide.

Wariner won the Country Music Association’s Single and Song of the Year awards for his #1 hit, “Holes in the Floor of Heaven.”  As s songwriter, he penned the #1 songs “Longneck Bottle” by Garth Brooks and “Where The Blacktop Ends” by Clint Black.

He has four GRAMMY Awards including a Best Country Instrumental GRAMMY in 2010 for his tribute to Chet Atkins.

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