The gang over at Chicago Music Exchange (where I recently bought a Line 6 expression pedal for my M9) posted a demo video for a very rare 1955 Gretsch Duo Jet 6128 that was originally bought by Ben Harper.
Gretsch has introduced the latest addition to its Center-Block Series, the Gretsch Professional Collection G6112TCB-JR Center-Block LTD 2-Tone guitar. It's a Nashville Junior model with a thinline body, chambered spruce center-block and gorgeous two-tone finish with a limited production Jaguar Tan top and Copper Metallic back and sides.
Gretsch has introduced several new products for the summer including the limited-edition G6137TCB Panther in Flagstaff Sunset, the limited release G9515 Jim Dandy Flat Top, G9202 Honey Dipper Special Round Neck and G9212 Honey Dipper Special Square Neck.
Following last year’s successful Christmas tour with his 18-piece orchestra, iconic guitarist, songwriter and three-time Grammy winner Brian Setzer entered the studio to get back to his rockabilly roots — with incredible results.
Guitar fans — and Gretsch fans in particular — might be interested in a new book from Schiffer Publishing, Ltd,: Edward Ball's Ball’s Manual of Gretsch Guitars: 1950s. The book, which was published last month, is essential for collectors and just as entertaining and informative for the general enthusiast.
Gretsch has just announced the release of an all new and improved lineup of banjos, mandolins, resonators and guitars in the 2014 Roots Collection. This eclectic family of instruments transports players to a bygone era.
The infinite cool of Gretsch guitars operates on many levels. First there’s the look of the things: stylish, graceful, a little bit over the top in the ornamentation department but generally more proud than pimped. Bristling with gleaming, chunky control knobs and mysterious switches, a well-appointed Gretsch is a grown-up guitar.
In January 1951, Gretsch let the music world know it was a serious contender in the quickly evolving electric guitar business when it introduced the Electromatic and Electro II models at a three-day promotional show at New York’s Park Sheraton Hotel.