Gretsch Introduces Tim Armstrong Electromatic Hollowbody

Looking for a totally murdered-out Hollowbody? Look no further –– Gretsch this month announced the availability of their latest signature model and it's a black beauty –– the G5191BK Tim Armstrong Electromatic, in honor of talented Rancid/Operation Ivy guitarist and songwriter Tim Armstrong. All done up in black and gold –– yep, that i…

Gretsch Pays Homage To Eddie Cochran With Custom Shop Tribute G6120

It never fails that as soon as I think it's safe to peruse Gretsch's website again they announce yet another gorgeous instrument designed to steal my hard earned money from me.. Argggh! Case in point: the company this week announced an incredibly limited run (just 50 instruments) of G6120 hollowbodies, in tribute to early guitar legend Eddie Cochr…

Gretsch Introduces Gorgeous Country Club Hollowbody

I'm sorry to say I missed any kind of "official" announcement from Gretsch, but the company has apparently released two new models of their gorgeous Country Club Hollowbody –– one in two-tone smoke gray/metallic violet finish (shown here,) and the other in bamboo yellow/copper mist. Both the G6196TSP-2G and G6196TSP-BY Country Club are decked …

Limited Edition: Gretsch Introduces JimmyC Custom Pin-Striped G5120

Yep -- leave it to Gretsch to get me blogging again... If there is one guitar manufacturer that manages to continually appeal to my tastes in both instrument design and function it is Gretsch. Case in point: the good folks at Gretsch have now teamed up with So Cal hot rod artist JimmyC to create a strictly limited run of custom G5120 Electromatic …

Gretsch Recreates '56 Stereo Chet Atkins G6120… With Faux F-Holes!

Nice... I swear, over the last twelve months or so Gretsch has put out more truly drool-inducing Limited Edition guitars than you can shake a stick at. Latest in this lineup is the just-announced G6120-CGP––a recreation of the prototype “Stereo” guitar that Gretsch built for Chet Atkins back in 1956. So early was the prototype given to At…

Gretsch Releases New Double Cutaway Electromatic Hollow Body

Nice... over the weekend Gretsch announced the latest addition to its popular low-cost Electromatic line of guitars––the Double Cutaway G5122DC Hollow Body. While I haven't a clue what actual sales figures have been like for this line, I can tell you that my posts covering earlier Electromatic releases continue to get more hits per day than ju…

New York's Music Zoo Gets Exclusive Gretsch “Axe”

They called it the Atkins Axe, in reference to the illustrious Chet Atkins––the man who literally put Gretsch on the map––but originals are nearly impossible to find these days since the instrument was only in production for a few short years during the mid-70s. While the Gretsch Axe was a bit of a failure in its day (the guitar was appare…

Gretsch Kicks Off 125th Year With Gorgeous Chet Atkins G6120-125

25 Pieces Worldwide Wow... talk about a Limited Edition. To celebrate their first 125 years in the guitar-making business, Gretsch today announced the upcoming release of the Chet Atkins G6120-125––an instrument built the way Gretsch used to build them: hand-crafted, and detailed down to the bone. The gorgeous 125th Anniversary Chet Atkins mo…

Guitar Player Reviews Gretsch's G400JV Jimmie Vaughan Synchromatic

When Gretsch first released the Jimmie Vaughan Synchromatic back at Summer NAMM 2006 I was immediately smitten––the thing was absolutely dripping with early Jazz mojo, and while looks may not be everything, in this case they went a long way towards telling me I really needed to get my hands on one of these for a test drive. But as luck would h…

Gretsch Resurrects Classic '59 Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose

Hell yes... Gretsch today released full specs on its new G6119-1959 Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose––a remake of the stunning red hollowbody that guitar legend Atkins can be seen playing on the cover of his 1961 LP "Chet Atkins' Workshop." Incredibly, the instrument is just one of more that twenty guitars to bear Atkins' name in Gretsch's …