Tag Archives: gretsch
Posted: September 19, 2013
Fall Out Boy is back and better than ever in 2013, and so is singer/guitarist Patrick Stump’s signature Gretsch guitar model, the G5135CVT-PS Stump-O-Matic Patrick Vaughn Stump Signature Electromatic® CVT, as seen (and heard) below.
In this video clip, Stump himself gives you a guided tour of the guitar, which now features a white finish with gray “competition” stripes for a cleanly elegant look with a dash of attitude. In a variety of styles, he gets a variety of sounds from its tonally versatile three-pickup design with special electronics—going from crushing full-on distortion one minute to sharply clean funk-style rhythm tone the next, and even convincingly rich acoustic-like tone, too. And watch as he “plays” the kill switch …
Posted: August 27, 2013
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.
Posted: July 8, 2013
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.
Posted: June 19, 2013
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…)
Posted: June 17, 2013
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.