“This is a dream – it’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a guitar”: Gretsch reveals its signature Broadkaster for Portugal. The Man’s John Gourley – and debuts a show-stopping black rainbow sparkle finish

Gretsch Broadkaster John Gourley Signature
(Image credit: Gretsch)

Gretsch has just dropped its latest signature guitar, a limited-edition Electromatic Broadkaster in collaboration with Portugal. The Man’s John Gourley. The Grammy-winning artist has called designing the guitar “a dream”, with a humble price point and a guitar that can “take abuse” key elements in its creation.

Each of the guitar’s hardware and aesthetic features were handpicked by Gourley, and collaborating artist Cleon Peterson, to prioritize the Gretsch sound that his music has become synonymous with.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.