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Guitar Center Features the New Gretsch Rancher Falcon

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Guitar Center caught up with Adam Bowden-Smith in the Gretsch booth at NAMM to discuss the new Gretsch G5022CWFE-12 Rancher™ Falcon Jumbo 12-String Cutaway Electric.

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Gretsch Roots Uke Wins Best in Show

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During the 2014 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., a panel of six retail buying experts shopped NAMM and then presented their best of selections in four categories during a Sunday-morning breakfast panel.

The Gretsch G9100-L Soprano Long Neck Ukulele was named to the Best in Show list, while the Gretsch Roots Collection was listed in the “Gotta Stock It” category.

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Ten Years of the Gretsch Custom Shop

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It wouldn’t be all that surprising if you didn’t know that there even was such a thing as the Gretsch Custom Shop. After all, all Gretsch guitars look like custom instruments, really. They’re all dazzling. They all look like coolness incarnate.

And yet here we are at the tenth anniversary of the Gretsch Custom Shop. 2014 marks a decade of the finest guitars to ever bear the name so prized by guitarists everywhere for most of a century.

It’s certainly true that all Gretsch guitars are fabulous creations, but those that come from the Gretsch Custom Shop offer something quite a bit more. Few in number, they are the truly extraordinary work of truly talented craftsmen. And if you think production Gretsch guitars are as wonderful in and of themselves as they really are, just imagine being one of the lucky few to get their hands on a Gretsch Custom Shop guitar. Just imagine playing the very best of Gretsch’s best.

Back in 2003, that’s just what Mike Lewis had in mind.

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GAK Music Demos the Gretsch G9200 Boxcar Round-Neck Resonator

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In a recent product demo, GAK Music in the U.K.  called the Gretsch G9200 Boxcar Round-Neck Resonator a “miracle of volume.”

“With its mahogany ‘long-body’ design and comfortable soft-’V’ neck, this faithful reissue of the 1930s classic sounds and plays like a million bucks,” they noted.

Check out the demo of the Roots Collection instrument below.

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Guitarist Magazine Reviews a Gretsch G6139T-CBDC Falcon Center-Block Double Cutaway Guitar

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Guitarist magazine recently checked out a brand new Gretsch G6139T-CBDC Falcon Center-Block Double Cutaway and recorded a demo video.

Reviewer Chris Vinnicombe dispelled the belief that Gretsch guitars are only for “rockabilly outlaws and retro rock ‘n’ roll gunslingers,” and noted that the Gretsch G6139T-CBDC is a great example of rock-and-roll-meets-Chet Atkins.

“If you can bring yourself to back off the gain, there’s still plenty of Chet here, too, and for that Beatles For Sale/Help!-era Harrison sound simply flip the pickup selector to the middle setting and dial in a suitably bright amp tone,” said Vinnicombe.

Check out the full review here, and watch the video demo below:

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