Gretsch G5220 Electromatic Jet BT & G2622T Streamliner Center Block Score ‘Guitar World’ Gold Award

The Gretsch G5220 Electromatic Jet BT and G2622T Streamliner Center Block scored Guitar World’s coveted “Gold Award for Performance” in the publication’s holiday issue. As reviewer Chris Gill noted right off the bat, owning a Gretsch should be an essential for all guitar players. “To me, a Gretsch ranks as one of the top five

The G6131-MY Malcolm Young Signature Jet Scores Platinum Award of Excellence

In the June issue of Guitar World, the G6131-MY Malcolm Young Signature Jet scored the Platinum Award of Excellence, with reviewer Chris Gill marveling at the acute attention to tone and detail in recreating one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most iconic axes. “From the very first second I plugged the Malcolm Young Signature Jet into

Jerry Cantrell Dons Cover of Guitar World

. Alice in Chains guitarist-songwriter Jerry Cantrell graces the cover of Guitar World’s October issue, along with his G6131MY-CS Custom Shop Malcolm Young “Salute” Jet™. Inside the issue is a lengthy interview with Cantrell as he discusses the band’s approach to writing recently released sixth album Rainier Fog. “I throw a ton of shit up

The G5422TG Electromatic Earns Guitar World Gold

In the January issue of Guitar World, editor Chris Gill reviewed the G5422TG Electromatic and gave it the magazine's Gold Award. “The feel and playability of a great vintage Gretsch guitar is truly unique, and the G5422TG Electromatic delivers a playing experience that’s instantly familiar to the most devoted Gretsch fanatic,” wrote Gill. Gill praised

Guitar World Explores the New Roots Collection Acoustics at NAMM 2017

Guitar World magazine caught up with Gretsch Product Manager Adam Bowden-Smith during the 2017 NAMM Show to check out the all-new Roots Collection acoustic guitars, comprised by  the G9511 Style 1 Single-0 “Parlor,” the G9521 Style 2 Triple-0 “Auditorium” and the G9531 Style 3 “Grand Concert.” In the clip below, Bowden-Smith highlights the exquisite design,

Streamliner Center Block Jr. Wins ‘Guitar World’ Gold

The new Gretsch Streamliner Center Block Jr. Double Cutaway with Bigsby won Gold in Guitar World magazine's July issue. "I can't even begin to express how much fun the G2655T is to play," wrote reviewer Paul Riaro. "Out of the box the guitar is setup perfectly, with low action and strings that possess a springy

Guitar World Checks out the New Gretsch Collections

During last week's NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., Guitar World magazine paid a quick visit by the Gretsch booth to check out the Gretsch Streamliner, Golden Era and Players Edition guitars. Watch below as Gretsch's Joe Carducci gives GW a quick tour through the booth.

Guitar World Awards White Falcon with Platinum Award

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,

Gretsch Duo Jet Wins Guitar World‘s Platinum Award

Guitar World has bestowed its Platinum Award upon the Gretsch G6128t-1962 Duo Jet. "Its unique-sounding DeArmond Dynasonic pickups offered the raucous twang needed for rockabilly and just enough jangle for rock, making it the choice of guitarists like George Harrison and, in his early-90s rockabilly phase, Jeff Beck," writes GW's Paul Riario. "Over the years,

Guitar World Demos the G6128T-1962 Duo Jet

Paul Riario of Guitar World recently got his hands on a Gretsch G6128T-1962 Duo Jet and gave it a very positive review. "This is just a gorgeous and elegant guitar," he noted. Riario went through all of the features of the classic solid-body guitar, and also played it to showcase the tone. "With just a