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Premier Guitar Spotlights a Vintage Gretsch 1957 6120

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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.

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See Ellie Goulding Perform at the Live Lounge

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English songstress Ellie Goulding has been making the rounds to promote upcoming Nov. album Delirium, which included a recent stop by BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge.

Goulding performed new track “On My Mind” as well as an incredible cover of  Jack Garratt’s Weathered,” which you can watch below.  Be sure to check out guitarist Chris Ketley starting out the track on his Gretsch Center-Block Falcon.

And to hear Goulding’s new music, check out this BBC Radio 2 playlist.

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The Dead Weather Drop New Performance Video

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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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New Interpol Video for ‘My Desire’

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New York band Interpol recently released a new video for “My Desire,” which appears on fifth studio album El Pintor.

Directed by Markus Lundqvist, the band is seen playing in a dimly lit bar as a man drinks his sorrows away while flipping through photos of a woman.

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Young Guns Debut New Video

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U.K. rockers Young Guns have dropped a new music video for the upbeat and anthemic “I Want Out,” which is the lead single off their upcoming album expected in early 2015.

The song shot straight to No.1 on the iTunes Rock chart on the day of release and remains at the top of the iTunes Viral 50.

The clip below features the band performing in front of various psychedelic, rapidly changing backdrops. What’s more, both guitarists just happen to be rocking Gretsch guitars — the G6139CB Falcon™ Center-Block Single Cutaway and the 6139T-CBDC Falcon™ Center-Block Double Cutaway.

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