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Guitarist Magazine Reviews Gretsch G9220 Roundneck Resonator

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Guitarist magazine recently tested a Gretsch G9220 Roundneck resonator and gave it four out of five stars for playability and affordability.

“A resonator has always been the easiest way to bag some classic Delta blues and bluegrass tones; the Bobtail just makes it more affordable,” said the magazine.

Check the G9220 reso in action below, and read the full review at Guitarist.com.

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Katy Perry Knocks Out VMA Crowd

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Katy Perry Road at the VMAs

Katy Perry decided to close out this year’s MTV Video Music Awards with fists of fury, as she sang and danced her was through new hit single “Roar” in the middle of a boxing ring.

Set up outdoors under the Brooklyn Bridge, Perry donned a tiger-striped top and flame-emblazoned boxing shorts.  The pop superstar shimmied and shadowboxed, and even showed off some superior skills with a jump rope.

If fans watched her act closely, they would have also seen an amazing Gold Penguin from the Gretsch Custom Shop in the background.

Click here to watch footage of Perry’s epic performance and visit her official website for more information.

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Chicago Music Exchange Demos a ’63 Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120

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The staff at Chicago Music Exchange recently got their hands on a 1963 Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120 and posted a video that got up close and personal to the classic guitar.

“We were lucky enough to purchase this from a pro player who owned, played and loved (ie. took meticulous care of) this guitar for a very long time. The original orange color is one of the most vibrant we’ve seen. The neck is smooth as silk and the thing practically plays itself and the Bigsby is extremely responsive and a joy to use. The filtertrons are chimey and thick sounding and even unplugged the guitar sings loud and clear,” the vendor wrote in the guitar’s description.

While Chicago Music Exchange’s website notes that the guitar was recently sold, you can still get a great look at the Gretsch beauty in the video below.

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Jamie N Commons Featured on Kimmel

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With his debut EP Rumble and Sway coming out earlier this year, British blues rocker Jamie N Commons was recently the featured musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

With the Cleos – the Kimmel house band – backing him up, Commons played the EP’s title track and the soulful ”Wash Me in the Water.”

Watch Commons in action below and check out his official website for more information.

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Watch a Full Tegan and Sara Concert From Sydney

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While on the road supporting their latest album Heartthrob, Tegan and Sara traveled through Australia, where they played a show at the Sydney Opera House.

The show was originally streamed live around the world in partnership with YouTube, and now that footage is available to watch in full.

The Canadian twin sisters played some of the more electro-tinged numbers off Heartthrob, including “I’m Not Your Hero” and “Closer,” but they also included a few of their classic hits, such as 2004′s “Walking With a Ghost.”

Watch the entire concert in the video after the jump and visit Tegan and Sara’s official Facebook page to find out where you can see them live. (more…)

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