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Watch Ambassadors Perform for Billboard

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Check out this Billboard clip featuring Ambassadors singer Sam Harris performing “Litost” during Lollapalooza.

Also, here’s a Billboard interview with the whole band.

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Lynda Kay to Appear on ‘Justified’

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Gretsch artist Lynda Kay will be appearing on the March 6 episode of Justified on FX. Kay will be performing her song “Jack and Coke.” For a look at what is in store, here’s Kay performing the same song acoustically (and exclusively) on one of our new Gretsch Rancher acoustics.

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Gretsch Introduces New Rancher Acoustic Models

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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.

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Dave Stewart Shares Gear With Vintage Guitar Magazine

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Acclaimed guitarist, songwriter and music producer Dave Stewart has a stunning guitar collection, and you can see it in the November edition of Vintage Guitar magazine.

Inside the issue, Stewart talks in-depth about a guitar that tugged him right at the heartstrings, a Gretsch Rancher that once belonged to a Texan cowboy called Red River Dave.

“It was one of those things… I said to the owner, ‘I want to look at that one,’” Stewart told Vintage Guitar. “And then he had to step over 10 guitars, then climb a ladder on the wall to get to it!”

Stewart added that the Gretsch Rancher (pictured above) was the inspiration behind his new solo album, The Blackbird Diaries.

But the Gretsch Rancher isn’t the only Gretsch that inspires him. Stewart told Vintage Guitar that he’s faithful to his Tennessean, and especially his Country Gent.

To read the full article, get your copy of Vintage Guitar at www.vintageguitar.com.

Visit Dave Stewart’s website here.

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