Bill Evans, banjo instructor for Peghead Nation, recently tested out a Gretsch G9410 Broadkaster Special Banjo. In his video review, Evans discussed the finish, tone and playability of the Roots Collection instrument. “The geared fifth-string peg is a nice thing to have on a banjo at this price level,” noted Evans. “Cheaper banjos will sometimes
When Colorado folk band Elephant Revival stopped by Gretsch, they showcased their eclectic sound with a beautiful version of "Remembering a Beginning," a track off 2013's These Changing Skies. It's impossible not to get drawn in by the distinctive Gretsch Roots Collection resonator guitar, singer Bonnie Paine's washboard playing and the lush work on the fiddle
During the 2014 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., earlier this year, Andertons Music stopped by the Gretsch Showcase to check out some of the new products. Not only did they run through the offerings from the Gretsch's Roots Collection, but they also checked out an Electromatic Pro Jet with Bigsby in a stunning Silver Sparkle finish.
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.
In a recent product demo, GAK Music in the U.K. called the Gretsch G9200 Boxcar Round-Neck Resonator a "miracle of volume." "With its mahogany 'long-body' design and comfortable soft-'V' neck, this faithful reissue of the 1930s classic sounds and plays like a million bucks," they noted. Check out the demo of the Roots Collection instrument
When we caught up with Chicago folk rockers Rivals of the Peacemaker, they performed an excellent version of the track "Let It Rain," which comes off their recent self-titled album. The Gretsch Roots uke and resonator, played by frontwoman Alex Watson help add to the rootsy feel of the track. Watch the band in action
Sally Fitzgibbons is one of the top surfers in the world, but the Australian also has many other interests. One of them is playing the guitar, as she recently revealed in the Sunday Telegraph Magazine. In a feature titled "My Favourite Things," Fitzgibbons talked about her Gretsch Roots Collection resonator, noting that, "This is the most
Resonator master and 13-time Grammy Award winner Jerry Douglas has been out on the road in support of his latest album Traveler. Fan-shot footage has surfaced of Douglas performing Traveler's opening track, "On a Monday," over the weekend at Stage 1 in Fairfield, Conn. Enjoy the clip below of Douglas on his new G9230 Bobtail Square-Neck A.E.