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Billy Duffy’s Yin Yang Video Teaser


Cult guitarist Billy Duffy lets the world know what’s up with this quick video teaser …

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Watch a Demo of the Limited Edition Gretsch G6129T Duo Jet in Red Sparkle


Brian from Chicago Music Exchange recently filmed a great demo video featuring the Limited Edition Gretsch G6129 Duo Jet in Red Sparkle.

“This is just gorgeous, big (sparkle flake), looks like a drum wrap,” he said. “I can’t say enough about how great this guitar looks in person. Very cool.”

After running through all of its specs and calling it a “joy to play,” he provides a quick demo of the guitar’s tonal qualities. Check it out below.

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


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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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Guitar-Bass.Net Reviews the Gretsch G9555 New Yorker Archtop with Pickup

Posted: has posted a review of the Gretsch G9555 New Yorker Archtop with Pickup, awarding it a 9 out of 10!

After a breakdown of its features, the reviewer offers an extensive download on its tonal qualities.

“Plugged into a small tweed combo, we’re again reminded how liberating a single-pickup guitar can be,” noted “Naturally, given the pickup position at the end of the fretboard, there’s no shortage of bass – the low end is huge and sonorous, and suited particularly to open D tuning – but thankfully that doesn’t mean the high end is woolly; in fact, it’s as sweet or as biting as your right hand dictates.

“There’s a wide frequency separation between thumb and fingers when fingerpicking, and the New Yorker would make an excellent choice for solo live performers. The rosewood bridge lends character to the sound; dig in with a pick down at the bridge, into lots of spring reverb, and you’ll be rewarded with a woody lead voice that’s ideal for early 1960s Brit R&B.

“Despite its primitive appearance, the New Yorker does more than retro sounds; it would be equally at home in the context of latter-day Radiohead. Hollowbody construction means volume and gain bring feedback, but working with the limitations produces inspiring results – try using a looper to lay down clean chords, then play overdriven single-note lines on top, using swelling feedback for an Ebow-like effect.”

Read the entire review here!

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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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