Posted: February 7, 2012
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.
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: January 19, 2012
A great Gretsch name is back with the return of Rancher acoustic guitars.
The richly resonant Rancher first appeared in the early 1950s with its highly distinctive triangular sound hole and sweepingly elegant pickguard, and Gretsch is now very proud to re-introduce the model with a great new five-instrument selection of body sizes, styles and features.
The G3500 Rancher Folk delivers full, well-articulated acoustic tone worthy of its larger Rancher brothers. Premium features include a vibrant laminated spruce top with scalloped X bracing and the traditional Gretsch Rancher triangular sound hole, laminated mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck with 20-fret rosewood fingerboard, 1940s-style pickguard with Gretsch logo, compensated bridge with rosewood base, nickel-plated hardware, deluxe die-cast tuners and an elegant gloss Natural finish. The G3800 Rancher Orchestra packs those same features into a classic medium-size 21-fret model with a rounded orchestra-style body that fills the hall with full Rancher sound, feel and vibe.
The G5013CE Rancher Jr. is a diminutive but powerful model with an elegant Venetian cutaway for easy access to the fingerboard’s upper reaches and onboard electronics that let it be heard loud and clear. It too has the same features listed above, with the additions of Neo-Classic™ thumbnail inlays on the 21-fret fingerboard and onboard Fishman® electronics that include a Sonicore under-saddle pickup, Isys+ preamp system with onboard tuner, battery life indicator and controls for volume, treble, bass and phase.
The biggest new Rancher is the G5022CE Rancher Jumbo Cutaway Electric, which produces great volume and broadly expansive tone complemented by its elegant Venetian cutaway for easy access to the fingerboard’s upper reaches and onboard electronics. Premium features include a solid spruce top with scalloped X bracing and the traditional Gretsch Rancher triangular sound hole, flame maple back and sides, mahogany neck, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with Neo-Classic™ thumbnail inlays, 1940s-style pickguard with Gretsch logo, compensated bridge with rosewood base, gold-plated hardware, deluxe die-cast tuners and a gloss Savannah Sunset finish. Onboard Fishman® electronics include a Sonicore under-saddle pickup and Isys+ preamp system with onboard tuner, battery life indicator and controls for volume, treble, bass and phase.
The G5034 Rancher Dreadnought delivers full-size, full-on Rancher sound, feel and vibe with classic Gretsch styling. Premium features include a solid spruce top with scalloped X bracing and the traditional Gretsch Rancher triangular sound hole, laminated mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with Neo-Classic™ thumbnail inlays, 1940s-style pickguard with Gretsch logo, compensated bridge with rosewood base, gold-plated hardware, deluxe die-cast tuners and an elegant gloss Natural finish.
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.
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