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Guitar World Checks out the New Gretsch Collections


During last week’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., Guitar World magazine paid a quick visit by the Gretsch booth to check out the Gretsch Streamliner, Golden Era and Players Edition guitars.

Watch below as Gretsch’s Joe Carducci gives GW a quick tour through the booth.

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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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See Inside the 2016 Gretsch NAMM Booth


Below is a quick video of our 2016 Gretsch NAMM Booth in Anaheim, Calif. We hope you enjoy this glimpse at some of our new and amazing instruments!

If you are visiting the show, please be sure to tag Gretsch in photos or video you post to social! (Instagram: @officialgretsch, Facebook.com/GretschGuitars, Twitter: @GretschUSA.)

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8 Glorious Gretsch Guitars from the Custom Shop


Holy smokes! Once again, Gretsch Custom Shop Master Builder Stephen Stern has built some truly extravagant custom shop models for the 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif.

Here’s a quick look at 8 glorious Gretsch Custom Shop guitars, which all had a “car” theme …

G6136 Luxury Falcon “Spectre”

Inspired by an old Rolls Royce, this Black Falcon screams class, but with just a touch of flash thanks to the chrome pickguard, ruby red sparkle on the pickups bobbins and red sparkle binding around the bock, neck, headstock and even inside the F holes. The Spectre also features an ebony fingerboard that somehow just seems the perfect for this beauty.

G6134 Luxury Penguin “Roadster”

Luxurious is certainly the right word for this Penguin Roadster. The custom beauty features a chambered mahogany body finished in bright red with tan leather sides that mimic the interior upholstery of your favorite ride.  In a finishing touch, the pickups are also accented with tan coloring to match the sides, while the guitar body, neck and headstock are wrapped in a tortoiseshell binding. The walnut burl even matches what you’d expect to see on a luxury car steering wheel or console.

6120 Derby Racer Heavy Relics

The trio of G6120 Derby Racer Heavy Relic guitars below pay tribute to stock racing cars and was a collaboration between Stern and artist Sara Ray who treated each guitar with a unique custom paint job.

The G6120 Derby Racer Heavy Relic “Hammerhead seems like an ode to the high seas with its aqua blue finish featuring cartoon-ish looking hammerhead sharks, including one on the body and another on the see-through pickguard. The body, neck and headstock are capped off by red binding that blends well with a blood-red headstock featuring a pirate flag. Although based off a ’59 6120, this model features P-90 pickups instead of the common Filter’Tron pickups.

“That’s a little different for Gretsch,” noted Stern of the pickups.

G6120 Derby Racer Heavy Relic “Nashville Nelle”

Based off a ’55 6120, the Nashville Nelle pays homage to the American flag with its red, white and blue paint job, also featuring a pair of buxom blondes. Also has a custom belt-buckle tailpiece with a checkered flag racing theme.

G6120 Derby Racer Heavy Relic “Brooklyn Bruiser”

Based off a ’67 6120, Ray delivered on the bruiser theme with a menacing muscle man swinging his sledgehammer, against a cream backdrop.

All three models have a number painted on the back of the guitars, just like you’d expect to see on the door panels of racing cars.

G6199 Gretsch Custom Caddy-Bo

This trio of G6199 Gretsch Custom Caddy-Bo guitars is a play off the Bo Diddley Jupiter Thunderbird guitars, but in classic car finishes such as Limo Black, Cadillac Green and Shell Pink.

All feature chrome Cadillac tailpieces, silver glitter binding and chrome knobs.

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5 Gretsch Guitars to Drool Over


There is admittedly an endless amount of eye candy all across the 2015 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., this week, but let’s be real … Gretsch guitars are gorgeous!

Here are 5 Gretsch guitars to drool over …

Gretsch Custom Shop Bayou Roundup

Built by Master Builder Steve Stern, this Custom Shop axe is truly unreal, as it is covered in alligator hide and has several unique appointments, such as a swamp-themed belt buckle at the bridge, alligator inlays and a gator head on the headstock. Oh, and it comes with a belt buckle to wear and an alligator leather strap, too!

G6134 White Penguin

A veritable holy grail among classic electric guitar aficionados, the Gretsch White Penguin combines the gold and glitter of the Falcon with the sleek style of the Duo Jet.

G6120-1959LTV Chet Atkins Hollow Body Limited Edition Quilted Maple

The G6120-1959LTV Chet Atkins Hollow Body is now available in a special limited edition model with a beautiful quilt maple top. All the other special touches are still there, too.

Limited Edition G6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body Cadillac Green

The flagship Chet Atkins Hollow Body has never before been offered in alluring Cadillac Green. Until now. The limited edition G6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body LTD Cadillac Green is an elegantly verdant version of the quintessential modern 6120, with gold appointments that complete its refined look and style.

1955 Gretsch Custom Shop White Falcon with Red Sparkle Binding

What a beauty! Another Steve Stern custom-build, this White Falcon feature a red sparkle pickguard with matching binding. Numerous authorized Custom Shop dealers engaged in a bidding war during the 2015 NAMM Show for this one.  

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