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Gretsch Celebrates 130th Anniversary

Published 8 years ago on January 16, 2013

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Gretsch Celebrates 130th Anniversary -

In celebration of Gretsch's 130th anniversary, the iconic guitarcompany is releasing two limited anniversary models, a new additionto the Professional Collection, as well as the new Center Blockseries.

To commemorate Gretsch's 130th anniversary, the Gretsch CustomShop introduces the beautiful new U.S. Custom Shop 130thAnniversary Hollow Body guitar. Its 2 1/2"-deep single- cutawaythree-ply maple body has a 15 1/2" lower bout, arched top and back,and trestle bracing. The guitar is a striking beauty with itstwo-tone gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish in Metallic Gold onthe top and Black on the back and sides, with multiple silver-sparkle bindings. The three-piece maple neck has a 12"-radius ebonyfingerboard with 22 medium vintage frets, mother-of-pearlNeo-Classic™ "thumbnail" inlays and polished aluminum nut; and amother-of-pearl Gretsch 130th Anniversary headstock logo. Otherpremium features include dual TV Jones® Filter'Tron™ Classicpickups, a black pickguard with 130th Anniversary logo, "G" Arrowcontrol knobs and chrome hardware, an Adjusto-Matic™ bridge withpinned ebony base and Bigsby® B6C tailpiece, and Gotoh® open-backtuners. The guitar comes in a deluxe black faux-alligator skin TKLhard-shell case with a Gretsch 130th Anniversary leather strap,embroidered utility bag and certificate of authenticity signed byGretsch Custom Shop Senior Master Builder Stephen Stern.

Gretsch is proud to introduce a beautiful new ProfessionalCollection guitar-the G6118T-LTV 130th Anniversary Jr. model-aspart of its anniversary celebration. Its 2 1/4"-deep single-cutawaythree-ply maple body has a 14" lower bout, arched top and back, andspruce "ML" bracing. Especially striking is the nitrocelluloselacquer finish, which is Black on the top and Metallic Gold on theback and sides, with single-ply binding. Other premium featuresinclude a three-piece maple neck; 12"-radius ebony fingerboard with22 medium jumbo frets, pearloid Neo-Classic "thumbnail" inlays andbone nut; Anniversary model plaque and pearloid Gretsch logo onheadstock; and dual TV Jones® Power'Tron™ pickups. The guitar alsohas a metallic gold pickguard, "G" Arrow" control knobs and chromehardware, an Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with pinned ebony base andBigsby® B3CB tailpiece, and Sperzel® locking tuners. Available inright- and left- handed models, and deluxe hard-shell caseincluded.

The Gretsch Professional Collection now also includes thestriking new G6128T-DCM Duo Jet™, which features a double-cutawaychambered mahogany body finished in black and a three-ply archedmaple top finished in Dark Cherry Metallic with single-ply binding.The one-piece mahogany neck has a single-ply bound headstock withpearloid Gretsch logo, 12"-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 mediumjumbo frets and pearloid Neo-Classic "thumbnail" inlays, a bone nutand a zero fret. Other features include dual High SensitiveFilter'Tron pickups, "G" Arrow control knobs and chrome hardware,Adjusto-Matic bridge with pinned ebony base and Bigsby B3Ctailpiece, Grover® Sta-Tite™ tuners and Schaller® strap locks.Deluxe hard-shell case included.

Gretsch is extremely proud to introduce the Center Block series,which feature a long spruce center block. The center block runs theentire length of the body and imparts several sonic advantages.First, it minimizes body-resonant feedback and creates a more "highgain-friendly" performance. Second, it's made of spruce, whichproduces a spirited, lively tone. Third, the center block itself ischambered at the lower bout to minimize weight. Fourth, the pinnedwood bridge base extends over the sides of the center block about5/8" on either side, transferring string-vibration energy to thetwo f-hole-vented body chambers to produce a full-bodied tone.

The brand-new Professional Collection Center Block model, theG6137TCB Panther Center-Block, features a beautiful 1 3⁄4"- deepdouble-cutaway three-ply maple body with a 16" lower bout, archedtop and back and elegant f holes. Other premium features include athree-piece maple neck, 12"-radius bound rosewood fingerboard with22 medium jumbo frets and pearloid Neo-Classic "thumbnail" inlays,single-ply bound headstock with pearloid Gretsch logo, and dualHigh Sensitive Filter'Tron pickups. The guitar also has a top-mounted output jack, "G" arrow control knobs and chrome hardware,an Adjusto-Matic bridge with pinned rosewood base and Bigsby B6Ctailpiece, Grover Sta-Tite tuners and Schaller strap locks.Available in Black and White. Deluxe hard-shell case included.

The Gretsch Professional Collection introduces an innovative newversion of the venerable Falcon design with the arrival of theG6139CB Falcon Center-Block Single Cutaway guitar. It features abeautiful 1 3⁄4"- deep single-cutaway three-ply maple body with a16"- lower bout, arched top and back, multi-ply sparkleappointments and oversized f holes. Other premium features includea three-piece maple neck; 12"-radius ebony fingerboard with 22medium jumbo frets, pearloid Neo-Classic "thumbnail" inlays andmulti-ply sparkle appointments; Gretsch "winged/ vertical" sparklelogo; and dual High Sensitive Filter'Tron pickups. The guitar alsohas jeweled- arrow knobs and gold hardware, an Adjusto-Matic bridgewith pinned ebony base and Cadillac® "G" tailpiece, GroverImperial™ tuners and Schaller strap locks. Available in White withGold Sparkle appointments and Black with Silver Sparkleappointments. Deluxe hard-shell case included.

The Gretsch Professional Collection introduces another newFalcon, the G6139T-CBDC Falcon Center-Block Double Cutaway guitar.It features a beautiful 1 3⁄4"-deep double-cutaway three-ply maplebody with a 16" lower bout, arched top and back, multi-ply sparkleappointments and oversized f holes. Other premium features includea three-piece maple neck; 12"-radius ebony fingerboard with 22medium jumbo frets, pearloid Neo-Classic "thumbnail" inlays andmulti-ply sparkle appointments; Gretsch "winged/vertical" sparklelogo; and dual High Sensitive Filter'Tron pickups. The guitar alsohas jeweled-arrow knobs and gold hardware, an Adjusto- Matic bridgewith pinned ebony base and Bigsby B6G tailpiece, Grover Imperialtuners and Schaller strap locks. Available in White with GoldSparkle appointments and Black with Silver Sparkle appointments.Deluxe hard-shell case included.

 

 

Gretsch G6128T-DCM Duo Jet

 

Gretsch G6137TCB Center Block Panther Double Cutaway

 

Gretsch G6139CB Center -Block Falcon

 

Gretsch G6139T-CBDC Center -Block Falcon Double Cutaway

 

Gretsch U.S. Custom Shop 130th Anniversary Hollow Body

 

For more information, go to www.gretschguitars.com.


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