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Steve Hunter Plays the Blues in the Gretsch Booth at NAMM


Guitarist Steve Hunter, aka the Deacon, brought the blues to the Gretsch booth during the 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim , Calif.

Steve Hunter in the Gretsch Booth

Check out this quick clip of guitarist Steve Hunter in the Gretsch booth … #falcon #NAMM

Posted by Gretsch Guitars on Sunday, January 24, 2016

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10 New Amazing Features on the Gretsch Players Edition


The new Gretsch Players Edition is designed to provide ultimate stability, maximum comfort and powerful sound, resulting in a line of workhorse guitars meant to be played throughout the entire set—every song, every night.

Here are 10 new features behind these professional-grade instruments:

Thinner bodies – 2.25”
Thinner bodies provide greater comfort during long sets, and allow the player to freely “dig in.”

String-Thruy Bigsby Tailpieces
Allows for quick, painless string changes.

Pinned Rocking Bar Bridges
Maximum string glide over the bridge allows greater tuning stability while using Bigsby.

Minimizes friction between string and nut.

Locking Tuning Keys
Locking Keys provide easy string changes and excellent tuning stability.

Squeezebox PIO Capacitors
PIO Caps give that silky vintage sound and taper. Treble Bleed Circuit allows the player to back off the volume for greater tonal control.

No-Load Tone Pots
When the tone switch is maxed, Filter’Trons are “wide open.” Rolling back the tone knob engages a smooth rolloff and great tonal flexibility .

ML Bracing
Reducing body size can also reduce big body fullness. ML bracing promotes greater air movement and restores the big body sound within a thinner body.

Reinforced Input Jacks
Jack is supported by a wood block that minimizes the danger of the jack pulling through the body.

Strap Locks
Guitar remains secure onstage, regardless of player’s movement or activity.

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The Dead Weather Drop New Performance Video


The Dead Weather dropped a new video for “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” featuring an explosive live performance from the supergroup made up of Jack White, Alison Mosshart, Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence.

The black-and-white clip was shot at Third Man Records and edited by Brad Holland and Jack White.

“I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” is the lead single from Sept. 25′s upcoming third album Dodge and Burn, marking the Dead Weather’s first full-length release in five years.

Fans can also look forward to additional live performance and instrument technique discussion videos in the coming weeks.

Check out the clip below.

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Gary Allan Pulls Out Classics, New Single at Country Summer


With a new single out called “Hangover Tonight” burning up the airwaves, it was exciting to see Gary Allan take the main stage at the Country Summer music festival in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Friday evening.

And while he did play that new Motown-influenced gem, Allan also delivered a slew of hits, entrancing a fiery crowd that stood singing along every word before him.

Backed by an ace band that included Ryan Warner and stalwart sidemen Jaime Hanna, who was conspicuously wearing his trademark kilt, Allan’s “It Ain’t the Whiskey” and “It Would Be You,” which is the title track off his hit 1998 album, continued the dive into his back catalog.

Donning a Gretsch Falcon from the Custom Shop, Allan also pulled out “Right Where I Need to Be” from the 1999 offering, Smoke Rings in the Dark.

And while all the classics caused a frenzy in the capacity crowd, “Hangover Tonight” also was a highlight, as Allan’s unmistakable voice paired well with the funky jam.

“Hell with being sober, I want to hang over tonight,” Allan sang, causing many watching to swoon.

For a guy who has a ton of chart-busting hits already under his belt, it’s exciting to wonder what Allan next has in store for his fans.

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Brian Setzer Discusses his Relationship with Gretsch


In the video clip below, rockabilly hero and Gretsch guitar icon Brian Setzer describes his love affair with the legendary brand, and how Gretsch just had the sound he was looking for.

“It was just that sound in between a Gibson and a Fender,” said Setzer. “The Gretsch was kind of right in the middle there. It had the twang and it could growl.”

View the all-new Gretsch Brian Setzer signature models here.

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