Author Archives: Pauline France
Posted: February 1, 2012
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.
Posted: December 9, 2011
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!”
For more on Paul Pigat, visit www.paulpigat.com
Posted: December 8, 2011
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.
Posted: December 7, 2011
Guitar World magazine reviews and praises the Gretsch G6136STL Silver Falcon in its Holiday 2011 issue.
The magazine describes the guitar’s cosmetic appointments, and says its tone “is as bright and bold as the sun.”
As online bonus content, Guitar World’s Paul Riario also demoed the Silver Falcon, calling it “fantastic,” “elegant,” and “premium.”
Watch the video demo below, and pick up Guitar World’s Holiday 2011 issue here to read the full review.
Posted: December 6, 2011
Former Pulp guitarist and solo musician Richard Hawley enjoyed an eight-page spread inside the November issue of Guitarist magazine, just in case you missed it.
The Gretsch aficionado welcomed the magazine to his studio, where he unveiled his guitar collection.
“Guitars for me are synonymous with love,” he told Guitarist. “They go hand in hand because I think of all the time that people spent with me when I was a kid, teaching me stuff they didn’t have to.”
Hawley’s love for guitars is nothing less than fervent — he’s amassed a collection of more than 100 instruments, some of which include his Gretsch Country Gentleman, Gretsch Silver Falcon, Gretsch Country Club and Gretsch G6120DC.
To see Hawley’s vast collection of guitars and read the full article, head here.