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Chicago Music Exchange Demos a ’63 Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120

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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.

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Richard Hawley Remembers His First Gretsch

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English singer, songwriter and producer Richard Hawley has a long history with Gretsch, from listening to Eddie Cochran as a kid to his days playing with the legendary Pulp to his current career as a solo artist.

Hawley recently sat down to talk about his Gretsch love affair in the interview below.

Visit Hawley’s official website for more information.

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Five Rockin’ Gretsch Movie Moments

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The Edge laying down guitar tracks in Rattle and Hum.

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The summer blockbuster movie season is upon us, and we’ve got movies on the mind after thinking about some of the best Gretsch moments that have graced the silver screen over the years.

From rock to country to rockabilly, bands both real and fictitious have reached for Gretsch instruments, whether electric or acoustic.

So with that in mind, here are five great Gretsch moments from feature films: (more…)

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Face to Face Release Video for ‘Right as Rain’

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SoCal punk stalwarts Face to Face have dropped a video for their latest single “Right as Rain,” which comes from their 2013 album Three Chords and a Half Truth.

The clip is simple – the quartet simply rocks out to the track inside a sparse warehouse. A real punk D.I.Y. vision.

Check out the video below and visit Face to Face’s official website for more information.

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Gretsch Featured in New Outlook.com Commercial

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Is your email inbox impossibly clogged due to  spam or a constant stream of email newsletters you never subscribed to?

Well, with the recent migration of the webmail service Hotmail to Outlook.com, it should be easier to manage your inbox with the new Sweep feature.

In a recent commercial for Outlook.com, the system was shown to be helpful to a musician who wanted to maximize his shredding time.  With a few clicks, he was able to delete a ton of unwanted emails and continue playing guitar.

Check out the spot below.

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