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6 New Gretsch Roots Instruments to Try

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Our Gretsch Roots Collection has developed quite a following over the last few years, and we are so pleased to have a few more new models to this popular line.

Here are 6 new Gretsch Roots instruments we recommend you try:

G9241 Alligator™ Biscuit Round-Neck Resonator Guitar with Fishman® Nashville Pickup (Chieftain Red or 2-Color Sunburst)

The all-mahogany G9241 Alligator Biscuit Roundneck Resonator is an adaptation on the successful Gretsch G9240 model. Now featuring the Fishman® Nashville™ Biscuit-Style pickup, this acoustic/electric resonator projects its distinctively swampy tone all the way to the back door of any dancehall. Like all fine Gretsch resonator guitars, the vital feature of the G9241 is the Gretsch “Ampli-Sonic™” diaphragm (resonator cone).

Hand-spun in Eastern Europe from nearly 99-percent pure aluminum, the Ampli-Sonic diaphragm yields an impressive quality and volume of tone.

G9500 Jim Dandy™ 24” Scale Barnwood Burst

Faithful to the Gretsch “Rex” parlor guitars of the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s, the G9500 Jim Dandy Flat Top parlor-style model embodies everything that was great about everyone’s first guitar. Everything and then some that is, because the G9500 is crafted with select guitar woods and is fully lined and braced for warm and pleasing tone, with a 24” scale for endless hours of playing comfort.

Released in late 2015, we are also offering the G9500 Jim Dandy™ Flat Top in a limited run Roundup Burst finish.


G9202 Honey Dipper™ Special Round-Neck Resonator Guitar Oxblood

A single strum of the Honey Dipper Round-Neck Resonator Guitar transports one back 80 years to a hobo jungle just off the tracks, where wandering workers congregate in camaraderie and the comforting and captivating strains of a real all-metal resonator guitar waft through the smoke of oil-drum fires and enchant the ears with a sound like raindrops beating on a rusty pump house roof.

Features a medium “V” mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard and 19 medium jumbo frets, Gretsch Ampli-Sonic Biscuit Resonator Cone and Bridge, and 1930s Gretsch Headstock with Aged Pearloid Face.

Also, in late 2015, Gretsch released a limited run of G9202 Honey Dipper™ Special Round-Neck in a Bell Bronze finish. This round-neck resonator guitar has all the same features as the wildly popular G9201 Honey Dipper, with the additions of aged white fingerboard binding, screened headstock graphic and a weathered “Bell Bronze” finish.

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Steve Hunter Plays the Blues in the Gretsch Booth at NAMM

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Guitarist Steve Hunter, aka the Deacon, brought the blues to the Gretsch booth during the 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim , Calif.

Steve Hunter in the Gretsch Booth

Check out this quick clip of guitarist Steve Hunter in the Gretsch booth … #falcon #NAMM

Posted by Gretsch Guitars on Sunday, January 24, 2016

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Master Builder Stephen Stern Discusses his Gretsch Caddy-Bo Guitars

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Gretsch Custom Shop Master Builder Stephen Stern unveiled several new custom pieces at the 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.

Among those fine instruments were three Gretscy Caddy-Bo guitars in Shell Pink, Limo Black and Cadillac Green.

Watch this quick clip as Stern gives the rundown on the Caddy-Bo …

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See Inside the 2016 Gretsch NAMM Booth

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Below is a quick video of our 2016 Gretsch NAMM Booth in Anaheim, Calif. We hope you enjoy this glimpse at some of our new and amazing instruments!

If you are visiting the show, please be sure to tag Gretsch in photos or video you post to social! (Instagram: @officialgretsch, Facebook.com/GretschGuitars, Twitter: @GretschUSA.)

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Hear the New Gretsch Streamliner Guitars

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The new Gretsch Streamliner Collection offers a brave new sound at an affordable price. Available in Center Block Jr., Center Block and Hollow Body models, the new Streamliner collection was designed for powerful sound and versatile playability with spectacular vintage Gretsch style.

The secret to the Streamliner’s bold sound is a new offering from Gretsch—the Broad’Tron humbucking pickup. Specifically designed for the Streamliner, this high-output pickup spawns robust lows, pristine highs and a throaty midrange for a unique tone that stays true to That Great Gretsch Sound!

Hear these new instruments in action with these terrific demos:

Streamliner Single Cutaway Hollow Body



Streamliner Center Block Double Cutaway


Streamliner Center Block Jr. Double Cutaway

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