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Gretsch Expands its Roots Collection of Guitars

(PRESS RELEASE): Gretsch announces new additions to its popular Roots Collection, including the G9241 Alligator Biscuit Round-Neck Resonator Guitar with Fishman Nashville Pickup.

Available in either an eye-catching Chieftain Red or 2-Color Sunburst finish, the all-mahogany G9241 Alligator Biscuit Roundneck Resonator is an adaptation on the successful Gretsch G9240 model. Now featuring the Fishman Nashville Biscuit-Style pickup, this acoustic/electric resonator projects its distinctively swampy tone all the way to the back door of any dancehall. Like all fine Gretsch resonator guitars, the vital feature of the G9241 is the Gretsch "Ampli-Sonic" diaphragm (resonator cone). Hand-spun in Eastern Europe from nearly 99-percent pure aluminum, the Ampli-Sonic diaphragm yields an impressive quality and volume of tone.

Gretsch is also offering two new limited edition color additions with the G9500 Jim Dandy 24” Scale Barnwood Burst and the G9202 Honey Dipper Special Round-Neck Resonator Guitar Oxblood.

Faithful to the Gretsch “Rex” parlor guitars of the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s, the G9500 Jim Dandy Flat Top parlor-style model embodies everything that was great about everyone’s first guitar. Everything and then some that is, because the G9500 is crafted with select guitar woods and is fully lined and braced for warm and pleasing tone, with a 24” scale for endless hours of playing comfort.

A single strum of the Honey Dipper Round-Neck Resonator Guitar transports one back 80 years to a hobo jungle just off the tracks, where wandering workers congregate in camaraderie and the comforting and captivating strains of a real all-metal resonator guitar waft through the smoke of oil-drum fires and enchant the ears with a sound like raindrops beating on a rusty pump house roof.

Features a medium “V” mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard and 19 medium jumbo frets, Gretsch Ampli-Sonic Biscuit Resonator Cone and Bridge, and 1930s Gretsch Headstock with Aged Pearloid Face.

For more information on Gretsch Guitars’ Roots Collection

Issue #50

John Petrucci

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