Gretsch has added five models to its Roots Collection, a series of banjos, mandolins, resonator guitars, ukuleles and Rancher acoustic guitars that evoke the time before the company made its entry into the electric guitar world in the 1950s.
Reverend Horton Heat has been named the headliner at this year's Revival Festival, an annual rockabilly and Americana festival in Austin, Texas. This year's event, the fifth annual show, takes place May 26 at 7th Street and Trinity Avenue in downtown Austin.
Lollar has released its new LollarTron humbucking pickups. The retro-styled humbuckers channels the sound of vintage Filter’Tron pickups, the sort of thing you'd expect to find on an mid-1960s Gretsch.
Gretsch has just unveiled a beautiful new line of Rancher acoustics, including Rancher Folk, Orchestra, Jr., Dreadnought and Jumbo Cutaway Electric. Of course, the Rancher should be familiar to most of you Gretsch fans out there, as the models first rose to prominence in the early 1950s.
As an example of Brooklyn Cowboy Kitsch and flat-out guitar coolness this first-year Gretsch Model 6130 Roundup is sure hard to beat! Perhaps it was overcompensation for being up north in the big city, or maybe just an example of '50s exuberance, but when Gretsch decided to create a solidbody guitar for the country/western market, they really went all in with this one.