On a mission to break the rockabilly stereotype, Andertons Music Chappers and the Captain, aka Rob Chapman and Lee Anderton, kick off the Gretsch Streamliner demo below with a wicked jam session. As the Captain explained, it was driven by his goal of getting the “dirtiest, nastiest sound out of the guitar possible.” In addition
Cheap Trick bassist Tom Peterrson was a featured guest at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame during the Summer NAMM show, and for fans who couldn't make it, an archived stream of the event is available below. With 75 rare Gretsch guitars currently on display at the museum as part of the Bachman-Gretsch exhibit, Petersson
In its February 2016 issue, Guitarist magazine features an in-depth look at the new Streamliner collection, and also bestows their "Guitarist Choice" award upon the G2622 Streamliner Center Block Double Cutaway. "They look like Gretsch guitars and sound quite like them, too. But those prices? Gretsch opens its arms to the entry-level market and sets
In its January 2016 issue, Guitar World magazine bestowed its Platinum Award to the Gretsch G6136t-LTV White Falcon. Reviewer Chris Gill offered up a short write-up of the Falcon's history, noting that it was originally designed to appease jazz players and promoted as the "Cadillac of guitars." But despite constructing the Falcon to that audience,
Brian from Chicago Music Exchange recently filmed a great demo video featuring the Limited Edition Gretsch G6129 Duo Jet in Red Sparkle. "This is just gorgeous, big (sparkle flake), looks like a drum wrap," he said. "I can't say enough about how great this guitar looks in person. Very cool." After running through all of
Guitar-Bass.net has posted a review of the Gretsch G9555 New Yorker Archtop with Pickup, awarding it a 9 out of 10! After a breakdown of its features, the reviewer offers an extensive download on its tonal qualities. "Plugged into a small tweed combo, we’re again reminded how liberating a single-pickup guitar can be," noted Guitar-Bass.net.
In this video clip, the legendary Brian Setzer discusses "the Big Kahuna," aka the Gretsch G613SLBP Brian Setzer Black Phoenix. Watch as he walks through some of its key features, and then rocks out with this axe.
The Gretsch Roots Collection continues to reap positive press with the latest coming in the way of a review for the Gretsch G9101 Camp Uke by Peghead Nation. "The Camp Uke is incredibly lightweight, and with its small size, you could indeed stuff it into a typical daypack," notes reviewer Teja Gerken. "The instrument is
In this video clip, Doug Doppler demonstrates the Gretsch G5620T-CB Electromatic Center-Block. The interior solid spruce center block running the length of the guitar's 1 ¾"-deep thinline-style body makes for a lively “high gain-friendly” tone and delivers greater control over the kind of feedback players want.
GAK Music recently demoed a Gretsch G9500 Jim Dandy Flat Top, which is part of the Roots Collection. The acoustic guitar is faithful to the Gretsch "Rex" parlor guitars of the 1930s, '40s and '50s. Watch what it can do in the video below.