July 2, 2020
By Sara Norton
Dr. Molly Miller was joined by her brother Sammy Miller for an Instagram quarantine sibling jam session for Guitar Center. In the session, Molly discussed how incorporating a Gretsch G5260T Electromatic® Jet™ Baritone into the mix expanded their tonal soundscape.
“While quarantine hasn’t not been the highlight of my life, I feel very fortunate I get to play music with my brother,” said Molly. “We’ve been trying to sort out ways to stay creative and create a big sound with just the two of us. One of the things we have been messing around with is a baritone guitar.”
Unlike the shorter scales of traditional guitars, the G5260T’s extended 29 ¾”-scale accommodates lower tunings without sacrificing string tension or creating fret buzz. Molly, who holds a doctorate in Musical Arts from University of Southern California and has performed with Jason Mraz and the Black Eyed Peas, discovered the G5260T also brought a deeper bass tone.
“I haven’t really spent a lot of time with baritones until I got this Gretsch guitar recently,” she shared. “It’s been fun because we get that bottom that you miss sometimes with just a standard guitar.”
Watch the Miller siblings in the full swing at the clip below.