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GAK Music Demos the Gretsch G136T Falcon in Limited Crème de Marine


GAK Music Gretsch

Gretsch Product Education Specialist Damon Chivers recently sat down with a representative from GAK Music to run through a Gretsch G136T Falcon in a limited-edition Crème de Marine finish.

“It’s a unique-sounding thing. The Gretsch guitars, nothing sounds like them,” said Chivers. “The big hollow body, the Filter’trons and the Bigsby all affect the tone, and it’s something utterly unique. You cannot get these sounds out of any other guitar.”

The color of this guitar is also stunning, as the Crème de Marine comes across in a soft mint green that is both visually striking and elegant.

Learn more in the demo below.

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Watch the Gaslight Anthem Play ‘Rollin and Tumblin’ at Reading Fest


The Gaslight AnthemThe Gaslight Anthem recently brought their rollicking live show to the annual Reading Festival in Reading, England.

The New Jersey rockers got to man the Main Stage, unleashing a set that included hits from their entire catalog, one of which was “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” from 2014′s Get Hurt.

During that song, guitarist Ian Perkins was hard to miss with his bright Gretsch G6139T-CBDC Falcon Center-Block Double Cutaway, which added another rhythmic layer to the three-guitar attack.

Watch the Gaslight Anthem perform “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” from Reading Fest below.

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Musician’s Friend Demos the G6136I Bono Irish Falcon


Musician's Friend Irish Falcon

Brian Baggett of Musician’s Friend Private Reserve recently took a close look at a Gretsch G6136I Bono Irish Falcon, the U2 frontman’s signature guitar.

After switching between each of the pickups and playing a few tunes, Baggett came away with a positive review.

“It’s a great Gretsch guitar,” he said. “I can see how [Bono] would like it. It’s got a great tone for a lot of different styles of music.”

Learn more in the demo below.

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Port Mac Guitars Demos a Gretsch G6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody


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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