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Luxurious appointments abound in the Gretsch Custom Shop's new 2022 Masterbuilt collection

Gretsch's 2022 Custom Shop Masterbuilt Collection guitars
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Today, Fender and the brands under its umbrella all released their impressive-looking 2022 Custom Shop Masterbuilt electric guitar collections. We've already seen Charvel, Jackson, and Fender's own 2022 Masterbuilt offerings, and now, we've been given a first look at those from Gretsch. 

Though smaller in sheer quantity than the same lines from its sister brands, the '22 Gretsch Masterbuilt collection still boasts some incredible dream builds.

We'll take you through what we know about all three guitars in today's drop below.

G6136 Flame Maple Falcon, Natural – Gonzalo Madrigal ($11,599)

Gretsch Custom Shop G6136 Flame Maple Falcon, NOS, Natural

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Built by Master Builder Gonzalo Madrigal, this G6136 sports Curly Maple back and sides, and tortoise shell binding on the neck, headstock and body for a decidedly elegant look.

Sonically, the guitar is outfitted with TV Jones classic bridge and middle pickups, and a TV Jones T-Armond neck pickup. Hardware-wise, there's an Adjusto-Matic bridge with a Bigsby B6G tailpiece, and Grover Imperial tuning machines. All hardware is finished nicely in gold. 

The Gonzalo Madrigal-built Gretsch Custom Shop G6136 Flame Maple Falcon comes with a deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

G6128 Baritone Duo Jet, Closet Classic Relic, Silver Sparkle – Chad Henrichsen ($6,899)

Gretsch Custom Shop G6128 Baritone Duo Jet, Closet Classic Relic, Silver Sparkle

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Built by Master Builder Chad Henrichsen, this baritone guitar features a mahogany center block-braced body with a maple laminate top sporting an eye-catching Silver Sparkle finish.

Elsewhere, there's a V-stop tailpiece, a direct mounted Adjust-o-Matic bridge, and Grover Rotomatic tuners. All hardware is finished in nickel.

G6122 '58 Country Gentleman, Light Relic, Aged White – Stephen Stern ($11,999)

Gretsch G6122 '58 Country Gentleman, Light Relic, Aged White

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Constructed by Senior Master Builder Stephen Stern, this '58 Country Gentleman model was inspired by a photo Stern saw in Ed Ball’s Manual of Gretsch Guitars.

The guitar features a body with no “F” holes and a solid maple neck boasting a 25.5” ebony fingerboard with thumbnail inlays, and TV Jones Full Fidelity pickups. The guitar also comes with Grover Imperial tuners, a rocking bar bridge with a Bigsby tailpiece, and a gold pickguard.

For more info on these and other Gretsch custom builds, visit the Gretsch Custom Shop's website (opens in new tab).

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.