Author Archives: Chrissy Mauck
Posted: December 7, 2012
Brooklyn-based rockers Jukebox the Ghost toned things down when they performed “The Spiritual” off 2012′s Safe Travels. (more…)
Posted: October 18, 2012
Sometimes, even the best-laid plans can go haywire, but with glorious results. Case in point …
An experienced painter at the Gretsch factory began prepping topcoats on 200 of the new Electromatic® G5422TDCG double-cutaway guitars in beautiful Snow Crest White. What the painter didn’t realize was that he had connected the source of the paint supply with a contaminated feed line just used to do a run of guitars in Cherry Red.
Once the paint cured on the guitars, the shop foreman questioned the painter on his method of creating the now-gorgeous high-gloss white finish containing just a slight hint of red; a color that wasn’t scheduled for use. Embarrassed and unsure at the time how the mishap occurred, the painter, in an effort to save face, confidently responded, “What you see before you is not guitars painted the wrong color, but 200 instruments finished in the shade Cherry Blossom.”
And so, there now exists a limited worldwide quantity of 200 G5422TDCG guitars in what we consider a gorgeous Cherry Blossom finish.
The Electromatic G5422TDCG double-cutaway hollow-body features sound-post bracing and elegant body and f hole binding. It also features dynamic new “Black Top” Filter’Tron™ pickups based on a select set of Baldwin-era Filter’Trons, which provide knockout punch and phenomenal twang. Other features include a maple neck, bound rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and hump-block pearloid inlays, gold plexi pickguard, three-position pickup switch, classic “G”-arrow control knobs, rosewood-based Adjusto-Matic™ bridge and Bigsby®-licensed B60G vibrato tailpiece, vintage-style open-back tuners and gold-plated hardware.
Visit the product page here, and contact your local Gretsch dealer to get your hands on one of these beauties.
Posted: October 15, 2012
Watch as Tegan and Sara perform “I’m Not Your Hero” at Austin City Limits. The song will appear on January’s upcoming new album, Heartthrob.
Posted: September 18, 2012
Northern California folk-pop singer/songwriter Brett Dennen performs new song “You And I” on a Gretsch Roots Collection G9121 Tenor Cutaway Ukulele.
Posted: September 13, 2012
Gretsch artist and Sheffield, England native Richard Hawley has made the shortlist for the Barclaycard Mercury Album of the Year with Standing at the Sky’s Edge. The former member of Britpop band Pulp is considered a frontrunner to win the prestigious award.
The 12 finalists were announced on Wednesday by BBC TV and radio presenter Lauren Laverne at London’s The Hospital Club.
Watch below as Hawley talks about each track on the album.