Summer NAMM 2019: Gretsch Unveils New Rich Robinson “Magpie” Signature Model

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Summer NAMM 2019: Gretsch has announced a new collaboration with Magpie Salute and former Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson, the G6136T-CSTRR Custom Shop Rich Robinson "Magpie" with Bigsby model.

The new guitar is a hollow body, Falcon-style design that features a three-ply maple body and a solid spruce top with oversized F-holes, 1959-style trestle bracing and a spruce block under the bridge. There’s also a maple neck and a 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium frets and mother of pearl Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.