Tag Archives: Premier Guitar

Premier Guitar Reviews the G2622T Streamliner in Quick Hits Feature

Posted:

In the August issue of Premier Guitar, Jason Shadrick reviews the G2622T Streamliner Center Block with Bigsby in the magazine’s “Quick Hits” feature.

The short and sweet spot offers a quick overview of the Streamliner’s feature set, and praises the guitar for aesthetics, value and versatility.

“Now, more than ever, this tried-and-true tonal recipe has migrated into the good graces of modern red-dirt country-radio jams and the next generation of Cult-inspired hard rockers,” writes Shadrick.

Shadrick also awarded the G2622T Streamliner with 4 out of 5 stars for Tones, Playability and Build/Design, and gave it a 4.5 star rating for Value.

Click here to read the full review and listen to two demos.

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted In: Product Updates & Reviews  |  Leave a comment

Premier Guitar Channels Scotty Moore for New Guitar Lesson

Posted:

Ever wonder how to achieve that classic sound Scotty Moore made famous? Premier Guitar’s John Bohlinger straps on a White Falcon, and breaks down the galloping techniques that will have you strumming like Elvis Presley’s legendary guitarist in no time.

Watch Bohlinger’s step-by-step instruction below to easily master the I-IV-V cascading progression, complete with picking patterns.

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted In: Product Plugs  |  Leave a comment

Premier Guitar Explores New Collections at NAMM

Posted:

PG Blog NAMMPremier Guitar stopped by the Gretsch booth at the 2016 NAMM Show to get a glimpse of the new Streamliner, Golden Era and Players Editions Collections.

Watch Gretsch’s Joe Carducci demo and discuss these new instruments below.

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted In: Product Plugs  |  Leave a comment

Premier Guitar Spotlights a Vintage Gretsch 1957 6120

Posted:

Vintage Gretsch '57 6120Premier Guitar’s John Bohlinger sat down recently with Lloyd Nicely of Gruhn Guitars to demo a vintage Gretsch 1957 6120 for an “Axes & Artifacts” segment.

In the video, Nicely explains the unique features that Gretsch built for Chet Atkins based on what they believed the musician would desire in an instrument. (Later, Gretsch would work directly with Atkins to design a guitar to his exact specifications, which led to the introduction of the G6122 model.)

The ’57 G120 features the “Cadillac” of bound bodies and is equipped with a three-way toggle, two DeArmond Dynasonic pickups and a black enamel Bigsby tailpiece. As pointed out in the clip, during the ‘50s-era the Bigsby was a luxury piece that cost a whopping $75 back in the day. To put that in perspective, the entire guitar could be purchased for roughly $295, so the Bigsby alone cost nearly one-third of the guitar!

Lloyd also describes the key features that peg this guitar as a product of 1957, which include hump top inlays and Brazilian rosewood. Also, this model pre-dates the zero fret feature that Atkins introduced in ’59 to bring more sustain to the guitar.

Watch the video below to learn all about this gorgeous guitar, and hear it ring while played through a 1961 Fender Bassman.

Tags: , ,
Posted In: Product Plugs  |  Leave a comment

Premier Guitar Features 1962 Gretsch 6196 in its Vintage Vault

Posted:

In the April 2015 issue, Premier Guitar put a spotlight on a 1962 Gretsch 6196 as part of its Vintage Vault series.

The instrument, on display at Dave’s Guitar Shop in La Cross, Wisc., has features often associated with Gretsch guitars from 1962, including a “cushioned for comfort” back pad that hid a hole designed to provide easy access to the interior wiring, a built-in string mute, and a standby switch. Additionally, the guitar includes gold Filter’Tron humbuckers, Space Control bridge, and ebony fretboard with Neo-Classic inlays (standard since 1958).  Instead of the stock “G” tailpiece, this vintage guitar is equipped with a non-original Bigsby vibrato.

Read more about this vintage ax here.

Tags: , , ,
Posted In: Product Plugs  |  Leave a comment