In the August issue of Premier Guitar, Jason Shadrick reviews the G2622T Streamliner Center Block with Bigsby in the magazine’s “Quick Hits” feature. The short and sweet spot offers a quick overview of the Streamliner’s feature set, and praises the guitar for aesthetics, value and versatility. “Now, more than ever, this tried-and-true tonal recipe has
Ever wonder how to achieve that classic sound Scotty Moore made famous? Premier Guitar's John Bohlinger straps on a White Falcon, and breaks down the galloping techniques that will have you strumming like Elvis Presley's legendary guitarist in no time. Watch Bohlinger's step-by-step instruction below to easily master the I-IV-V cascading progression, complete with picking
Premier Guitar stopped by the Gretsch booth at the 2016 NAMM Show to get a glimpse of the new Streamliner, Golden Era and Players Editions Collections. Watch Gretsch’s Joe Carducci demo and discuss these new instruments below.
Premier Guitar’s John Bohlinger sat down recently with Lloyd Nicely of Gruhn Guitars to demo a vintage Gretsch 1957 6120 for an "Axes & Artifacts" segment. In the video, Nicely explains the unique features that Gretsch built for Chet Atkins based on what they believed the musician would desire in an instrument. (Later, Gretsch would
In the April 2015 issue, Premier Guitar put a spotlight on a 1962 Gretsch 6196 as part of its Vintage Vault series. The instrument, on display at Dave's Guitar Shop in La Cross, Wisc., has features often associated with Gretsch guitars from 1962, including a "cushioned for comfort" back pad that hid a hole designed
The Gretsch Center-Blocks continue to get love from the various music mags, including a great review recently from Premier Guitar. "The 24.6"-scale 5620 is a shining example of how Gretsch’s Electromatic line has evolved over the last few years," wrote reviewer Shawn Hammond. "What once seemed a dipping of the toes into entry-level waters has,
Premier Guitar recently caught up with the guys in Fall Out Boy during a tour stop just outside of Nashville, and frontman Patrick Stump walked them through all his gear, including his signature Stump-O-Matic guitar. "When I had this designed, I really was going for something that was a Swiss Army knife," Stump said. "I
During a tour stop with the Cult in Nashville, guitarist Billy Duffy took some time to run through his live rig with Premier Guitar. Not only does he discuss his amps and pedals, but Duffy also pulls out his signature White Falcon model that he plays on the road. Duffy noted that he has several prototypes of the guitar at home, but he plays a production model while on stage. Check out Duffy’s gear after the jump and visit his’s official website for more information.
The Cult's Billy Duffy is featured in the June issue of Premier Guitar, where he gave an extensive interview about his band, his sound and his gear. Midway through the QxA, the longtime White Falcon player talked about where he got his original Gretsch G7593. "It’s a mid-’70s White Falcon. I ordered it in 1982
The latest issue of Premier Guitar takes a look inside the Chet Atkins exhibit that is currently open at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. While the Grammy Awards, photos and instruments are all impressive, the magazine calls Atkins' legendary workbench a highlight. "It’s full of vacuum tubes, pickups, homemade effects boxes, snapshots,