Tag Archives: Guitar World
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.
Posted: October 11, 2011
Gretsch artist Joe Robinson was interviewed in the September issue of Guitar World magazine, where he appears sporting his beloved G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman.
The 21-year-old Aussie prodigy tells the magazine that music-making has been in his family, but that he really picked up his chops via YouTube by listening to a variety of artists.
“Anything that caught my ear – Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Mark Knopfler – I’d get on the computer and figure it out,” Robinson tells Guitar World. “I was voracious, and I still am.”
To read the entire article, get your copy of Guitar World here.
Visit Joe Robinson’s website here.
Posted: October 5, 2011
Guitar World’s September issue features an in-depth article on legendary blues guitarist Rory Gallagher and some of his favorite gear, including his 1963 Gretsch Corvette.
Gallagher’s nephew Daniel recalled how his uncle acquired the Gretsch Corvette.
“The band was in Texas on a day off,” he told Guitar World. “Rory was in a guitar shop; my dad was in a pawnshop around the corner, and up in the window was this Gretsch.”
Daniel Gallagher also told the magazine that the Corvette was priced very cheaply, so much so that his uncle had some sound advice for his dad.
“He said, ‘Let’s get the hell out of here before they realize what they’ve sold you.’”
Get your copy of Guitar World here to read the article in its entirety.
Posted: September 28, 2011
Guitar World recently posted part two of “10 female guitarists you should know.” Making this list is pioneering gospel singer, songwriter and recording artist Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Tharpe rose to great popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with her blend of gospel music and rock and roll.
As GW notes, ”No one can deny that Brian Setzer’s fancy fingerwork on his Gretsch hollowbodies is certainly a sight to behold, but it’s hard to match the sheer brilliance of the videos of Sister Rosetta Tharpe going to town on her Gibson SG and Gretsch hollowbodies.”
Watch below as she preaches the gospel at a performance in France in 1960 …