Thursday, 28 February 2013

Gretsch Roots Collection G9500 flat top parlour-style acoustic guitar
Guitarz reader Alan writes:
You gotta see this. Gretsch has rolled out a new guitar for their "Roots" series, recreating guitar models from a much earlier era. This time out they put their mark on a guitar that echoes the stylings of old plywood Harmony "Stella" models from the '40s-60s. Right down to the "Steel Reinforced Neck" stencil on the headstock.
Or, as Gretsch themselves put it:
Crackerjack quality at a sober price! Faithfull to the Gretsch "Rex" parlor guitars of the 1930s, '40s and '50s, the all-new 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.
Indeed, it is a guitar that appeals. I've always had a soft spot for parlour-sized acoustics, and absolutely love those retro looks but with  the added bonus of modern quality materials and construction it should sound and play a whole lot better than its influences.

G L Wilson

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the heads up Alan, count me in on this one! Like GW, I've wanted one for years. But most you see advertised look like "another project on top of all the other projects you're trying to close out!" More decor than instrument.

    What appeals to me about a PG is all the women in your life will hopefully feel less, intimidated to pick these up! The family that strums together? The musical memories you create going forward will be your own.



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