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MusicRadar Reviews Gretsch Electromatic G5448T Double Jet

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MusicRadar’s Ed Mitchell recently weighed in on the Gretsch Electromatic G5448T Double Jet.

“It’s gold, sparkly and still as cool as your granny’s mood when you wake her at 4am with AC/DC riffs,” writes Mitchell.

In a nutshell, Mitchell said the G5448T Double Jet offers “great build quality, playability and tone,” and that it’s “well worth the asking price.”

Read the full review at MusicRadar.com

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Gretsch Electromatic G5435T Pro Jet Gets Four-Star Rating From MusicRadar

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The crew at MusicRadar was quite impressed by the Gretsch Electromatic G5435T Pro Jet, giving it four out of five stars in a recent review.

“The Pro Jet and Double Jet are perfect for Gretsch virgins seeking out great build, playability, tone and good looks,” wrote the website.

MusicRadar also said the guitar is a good way to get your hands on an affordable Gretsch and that it’s “a whole lot of very cool guitar for the money.”

Read the full review here.

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Vintage Guitar Test-Drives Tim Armstrong’s Signature Gretsch

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Vintage Guitar recently checked out Tim Armstrong’s distinguishable signature Gretsch G5191BK, dubbing it “exceptional,” and “plain cool.”

Take it from the magazine itself.

“The G5191BK has classic Gretsch styling with some of Armstrong’s particular requests well-represented,” says Vintage Guitar. “Aesthetically, it’s just plain cool – oozing a rock vibe reminiscent of a hip old hot rod, it looks retro in its flat-/matte-black finish and gold hardware.”

But according to Vintage Guitar, the cool factor doesn’t stop there. Armstrong’s signature model sounds as great as it looks.

“Plugged in, the G5191BK does not disappoint,” says the magazine. “It has the classic jangle and resonance one would expect from a Gretsch, while all that projection is a godsend for styles not necessarily associated with the brand.”

Get the full story at Vintage Guitar.

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Paul Pigat Compares Vintage VS. New Guitars Via Guitar Aficionado

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Paul Pigat, the prolific and highly versatile rockabilly player, is also a self-proclaimed “guitaraholic.”

In an interview with Guitar Aficionado, the Gretsch artist admits to embarking on a never-ending journey in search of the “perfect” guitar.

“Vintage guitars are COOL!” Pigat tells Guitar Aficionado. “They have a look and a patina that screams experience. Who doesn’t want to think that their guitar has “been around,” so to speak, and has experience?”

Although the vintage-loving player loves his elderly guitars, he says his new models are more reliable.

“So now I’m traveling with a bunch of new instruments in my arsenal,” Pigat tells the magazine. “They may not have the ‘retro cool’ factor, but they are all based on traditional designs; so, from a distance, most folks can’t tell the difference and they sound great!”

Read the full interview here.

For more on Paul Pigat, visit www.paulpigat.com

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American Songwriter Reviews Gretsch George Harrison Signature Duo Jet

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The November issue of American Songwriter magazine fully vetted the Gretsch George Harrison Signature Duo Jet guitar, and included it as part of their Holiday Gear Guide.

The guide, which can be accessed online here, provides readers with an extensive background on the model, and also delves deep into its specs.

After an inside-out rundown, American Songwriter assures readers that the Gretsch George Harrison Signature Duo Jet is a safe bet.

“Whether you’re a Beatles nut or Gretsch nut (there are plenty of both, for sure), or just want a kickass old school rock and roll guitar, you can’t go wrong with the Duo Jet.”

Get your copy of American Songwriter magazine here.

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