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Port Mac Guitars Demos a Gretsch G6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody

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Port Mac GuitarsChris Haigh of Australian retailer Port Mac Guitars recently picked up a Gretsch G6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody to showcase some of the classic tones this beautiful guitar can achieve.

For the demo, Haigh plugged into a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Combo, and you can check it out in full below.

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GAK Music Demos a Gretsch G6128T Duo Jet

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Gretsch/Fender Product Education Specialist Damon Chivers recently hooked up with a representative from GAK Music in the U.K. to run through a G6128T Duo Jet with Bigsby and a G6128T-GH George Harrison signature Duo Jet.

The demo was truly informative, as each guitar has its share of sonic differences, namely in the Filter’Tron pickups in the G6128T Duo Jet as compared to the single-coil DynaSonic pickups in the Harrison model.

“We always say, ‘That great Gretsch sound,’ but it’s absolutely true,” said Chivers. “There is nothing else that sounds like them. Whether it’s the classic rockabilly, the Chet [Atkins] thing, or the Beatles, or whatever, it’s an all-around great-sounding guitar.”

Learn more in the video below.

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Watch Dan Auerbach Examine a Vintage Chet Atkins Guitar on American Pickers

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Dan Auerbach American PickersIn case you missed Dan Auerbach on the season premiere of American Pickers earlier this year – which we seemed to have done – video has surfaced of the Black Keys guitarist’s appearance.

Why blog it in this space? Well, the object of Auerbach’s interest during the episode happens to be a special Gretsch guitar.

Auerbach met up with Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz of Antique Archaeology in Nashville, who came bearing a vintage Chet Atkins model that once belonged to someone named “Rudy,” according to stickers on the weathered body.

“The Chet Atkins model is probably the most desirable Gretsch, I’d say,” Auerbach noted. “I’ve never even played one.”

It seemed that Auerbach was dead set on making this find the first of its kind in his collection.

“There’s a difference between guitars that collectors collect and ones that players use,” he said with a smile. “This one is a player’s guitar.”

Watch Auerbach’s reaction in the clip below.

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Fall Out Boy Gets Late Night Crowd Moving with ‘Uma Thurman’

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Fall Out BoyFall Out Boy recently stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to perform the hit “Uma Thurman,” a single off latest album American Beauty/American Psycho.

With guitarist Joe Trohman delivering the familiar sample from the classic television show The Munsters, the appearance definitely got the crowd moving thanks to the song’s funky tempo.

Watch Fall Out Boy in the clip below and don’t miss frontman Patrick Stump playing a black version of his signature Gretsch Stump-O-Matic.

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Watch the Courteeners Perform ‘Not Nineteen Forever’ at Glastonbury

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Footage from the Courteneers’ recent set the annual Glastonbury Festival has since been posted online, and you can watch the English indie rockers burn through their track “Not Nineteen Forever” in the clip below.

The song comes off 2008 album St. Jude and was actually used in an episode of 90210 and in the video game Pro Evolution Soccer 2010.

Watch the Courteeners in action in this video and don’t miss frontman Liam Fray’s stunning Gretsch White Falcon!

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