Friday, July 18, 2008

PREVIEW: New Gretsch models from Summer NAMM!

G6130 Knotty Pine Roundup Limited Release

As rare as they come! Back in the mid 1950's the folks at the Gretsch® factory thought it would be a great idea to utilize the unique visual characteristics of knotty pine wood on a guitar. And if that wasn’t enough, they fused an actual ‘western’ belt buckle to the tailpiece for additional cowboy mojo. These rare original 6130 Knotty Pine guitars built during the Gretsch Brooklyn, New York era fetch major dollars on today’s vintage market. Now offered for the first time in limited quantities in over 50 years is the G6130 Knotty Pine Roundup! You'll want to holler, "Yee-haa! Gitty-up!" when you gaze upon the arched book-matched knotty pine top with engraved 'G' brand western leather bound body, graced with the infamous western buckle tailpiece and steer head pickguard. You may even start wearing spurs when you see the detail of the cacti, fences and steer heads engraved on the block pearloid fretboard inlays and steer head on the headstock. Like the originals, "That Great Gretsch Sound" is produced by the combination of DynaSonic™ pickups and a Synchro-Sonic™ bridge floating on a one piece chambered mahogany body.

G6129BZ Billy Zoom Custom Shop Tribute Silver Jet

Nice Guy...Punk Legend! The image of Billy Zoom on stage with his wide legged stance, satisfied grin and vintage Gretsch® Silver Jet™ guitar is well documented in the annals of American punk rock lore. A co-founder of the band, "X" from Los Angeles, California in the late ‘70s during a time when pop culture was undergoing a radical change, what started as a small underground cult following quickly grew to international radio airplay and sold-out packed venues around the globe. The unmistakable playing style and tones generated from Billy's guitar rig has been a potent ingredient to the overall sound that has helped sustain the band’s career for more than thirty years. In honor of his longevity in the world music community and contribution to the legacy of Gretsch guitars, we are very proud to offer the G6129BZT Billy Zoom Tribute Silver Jet guitar.


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