Posted: September 11, 2013
MusicRadar recently noted the Gretsch G9500 Jim Dandy Flat Top on their list of top 25 budget acoustic guitars.
“The well-built Jim Dandy injects some much-needed fun and character into the typically bland entry-level acoustic market,” said the reviewer. “It also reminds us that beyond our shed loads of expensive gear, we should be able to get a tune out of anything. You just know that Mark Knopfler or Joe Bonamassa could pick up a Jim Dandy and make it sing. Well, you can, too – this guitar isn’t just for beginners.”
You can view the entire list here and watch a demo of the Jim Dandy Flat Top below.
Posted: August 27, 2013
The staff at Chicago Music Exchange recently got their hands on a 1963 Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120 and posted a video that got up close and personal to the classic guitar.
“We were lucky enough to purchase this from a pro player who owned, played and loved (ie. took meticulous care of) this guitar for a very long time. The original orange color is one of the most vibrant we’ve seen. The neck is smooth as silk and the thing practically plays itself and the Bigsby is extremely responsive and a joy to use. The filtertrons are chimey and thick sounding and even unplugged the guitar sings loud and clear,” the vendor wrote in the guitar’s description.
While Chicago Music Exchange’s website notes that the guitar was recently sold, you can still get a great look at the Gretsch beauty in the video below.
Posted: February 8, 2013
The Cult’s legendary guitarist Billy Duffy sat down with Gretsch Guitars to talk about how he got into playing guitar with one of the world’s biggest rock bands, and why Gretsch has been such an important part of that ride.
Posted: November 5, 2012
Today, Gretsch makes several highly acclaimed bass guitar models prized by players worldwide for their elegant style and seismic sound. When you see a Gretsch bass, it’s usually in the hands of a bassist who truly prizes a fine instrument and who truly appreciates the Gretsch name and tradition.
Well before its fine modern-era basses, however, Gretsch made some very, shall we say, interesting forays into the bass guitar world. From its first, shall we say, unusual model in the early 1960s to another, shall we say, distinctive model at the dawn of the 1980s, Gretsch indeed truly went its own, shall we say, unconventional way when it came to anchoring the low end.
Submitted for your approval here are six remarkable—and quite extinct—examples of Gretsch bass guitar history, starting at the very beginning. (more…)
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Posted: July 16, 2012
A 1957 Gretsch Duo Jet recently appeared on PBS’ popular appraisal program Antiques Roadshow.
The guitar is a family heirloom that was played on stage and on the radio by the owners’ father and grandfather.
How much did Richard Johnston of Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto, Calif., appraise it for?
Watch the video below to find out.
For more information, visit the Antiques Roadshow website.
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