September 19, 2019

By Sara Norton


From classic fan favorites to an ultra-exclusive limited edition relic model, here are six new Gretsch artist signature models.

G6120T-HR Brian Setzer Signature Hot Rod Hollow Body with Bigsby®

Dressed to the nines in vibrant finishes like Candy Blue Burst, Extreme Coolant Green Sparkle, Lime Gold and Candy Magenta and accented with nickel hardware, the new G6120T-HR Brian Setzer Signature Hot Rod Hollow Body with Bigsby® boasts as much style and sound as the rock ‘n’ roll cat who inspired them.

Dual TV Jones® Brian Setzer Signature Filter’Tron™ humbucking pickups replicate Setzer’s remarkably tight timbre with punchy lows and a slightly hotter output. A straightforward three-position pickup toggle switch and master volume control with treble bleed circuit keeps adjusting your tone a cinch, while the Bigsby® B6C vibrato tailpiece adds a bit of swagger to your playing.

G6120T-BSSMK Brian Setzer Signature Nashville® Hollow Body ’59 “Smoke” with Bigsby®

A recreation of Brian Setzer’s main stage guitar since retiring the famed “Stray Cat,” the G6120T-BSSMK Brian Setzer Signature Nashville® Hollow Body ’59 “Smoke” with Bigsby® is loaded with vintage swagger.

Draped in a rich Smoke Orange semi-gloss finish, this powerhouse gets its voice from TV Jones® Ray Butts Ful-Fidelity bridge and neck pickups for excellent bass response and shimmering dual-coil sparkle.

The hollow body with arched laminated maple top features 1959-style trestle bracing and oversized F-holes for increased tonal projection. Other period-correct appointments of this classic instrument include the ’59 headstock shape and logo, pickguard shape, size and bracket and the volume, tone and switch locations.

G6120T-BSNSH Brian Setzer Signature Nashville® Hollow Body with Bigsby®

The G6120T-BSNSH Brian Setzer Signature Nashville® Hollow Body with Bigsby® impresses in a classic Black Lacquer finish with nickel hardware and decorative dice knobs.

The hollow body has an arched maple top featuring 1959-style trestle bracing and oversized F-holes that enhance sonic presence, whether you’re playing through an amp or acoustically.

Dual TV Jones® Brian Setzer Signature Filter’Tron™ pickups nail Setzer’s signature tone of hotter output with distinguished punchy lows and mids. Adjust tone to your taste with the versatile control layout featuring master volume with treble bleed circuit, neck volume control, bridge volume control, three-position pickup toggle and three-position tone switch.

G6120T-SW Steve Wariner Signature Nashville® Gentleman with Bigsby®

Ornamented in a marvelous Magic Black finish with gold hardware, the G6120T-SW Steve Wariner Signature Nashville® Gentleman with Bigsby® is a stylish hollow body instrument designed to handle an array of musical genres.

A TV Jones® Classic Plus neck pickup and TV Jones Paul Yandell Duo-Tron bridge pickup handle whatever playing style you toss at them, from fingerpicking to articulate rhythm runs, with a punchy mid-range and well-rounded bass.

A Bigsby B6GP adds plenty of twang to your licks, while a Tru-Arc™ brass rocking bar bridge for improved tonal sustain.

 G6136T-CSTRR Custom Shop Rich Robinson “Magpie” with Bigsby®

Last but certainly not least, the G6136T-CSTRR Custom Shop Rich Robinson “Magpie” with Bigsby® stuns in a Relic Raven’s Breast Blue finish adorned by a silver pickguard with a Magpie logo. Silver sparkle binding accentuates the laminated maple body and maple neck of this dignified instrument. Robinson’s “Feather and Circle” Magpie Salute insignia is carved on the spruce top, while nickel hardware tops everything off.

Limited to 25 pieces worldwide, this custom model gets its voice from a TV Jones® Classic Plus humbucking bridge pickup and Broad’Tron™ BT65 neck pickup, combining for shining highs and defined lows with a robust mid-range.