Tag Archives: Premier Guitar
Posted: October 31, 2011
Premier Guitar‘s October issue features a two-page spread of the Gretsch G6128T George Harrison Signature Duo Jet guitar in all its splendor.
The model, based on George Harrison’s 1957 Duo Jet, receives praise by the magazine, which says it’s not only beautiful, but also comfortable to play.
“The finish is blemish free and beautiful,” said Premier Guitar. “The medium-thickness, slightly C-profiled neck is comfy, the frets are well dressed, and all the hardware twists, turns, and flicks with a solid, reassuring feel.”
They also made an online video review, which you can watch below.
Get your copy of Premier Guitar here.
Posted: August 26, 2011
The August edition of Premier Guitar magazine features the 1956 Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollow Body Model 6120, an iconic vintage beauty.
Read the article here.
Posted: June 3, 2011
After recently gracing the cover of Guitar Player, Gretsch signature artist Brian Setzer got some more coverage from Premier Guitar in their May issue. The feature story covered his bluegrass and rockabilly roots, his new album Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL! and his love/hate relationship with vintage Gretsch guitars.
For instance, he dives into specifics about his longtime companion — a 50-plus-year-old Gretsch ’59 6120.
“I bought it a long time ago from a guy on Long Island when I lived there, and incidentally it’s a really good one,” Setzer tells PG. “Guitarists tend to romanticize vintage instruments, but the old ones are really so hit-and-miss. I rate them ‘Monday through Friday,’ Monday being the worst. With a Monday guitar, it’s like the guy working at the factory started the week with a hangover and a fight with his wife, which translated to a crummy instrument. With a Friday guitar, the guy was in a great mood and was pumped up for the weekend, so he makes a beautiful instrument. That ’59 is definitely a Friday guitar—when it’s in perfect working order, it plays and sounds incredible.”
Posted: May 24, 2011
Premier Guitar catches up with Gretsch signature artist G. Love of Philadelphia’s alt-rock/blues/hip-hop trio G. Love & Special Sauce for a rig rundown. Fast forward to the 7:28 mark to hear him simply gush over his Gretsch axes.
Posted: May 17, 2011
Premier Guitar recently took a look back at two great decades of Gretsch guitars — Jets, Electromatics, Ranchers and Chet Atkins’ models from the 1950s and ‘60s.
Check out their online photo gallery here.