Summer NAMM 2017: Two new Players Edition Guitars from Gretsch

Gretsch puts out the G6122TFM Players Edition Country Gentleman Hollow Body with String-Thru Bigsby and Flame Maple, and the G6118T Players Edition Anniversary with String-Thru Bigsby.

G6122TFM Players Edition Country Gentleman® Hollow Body with String-Thru Bigsby® and Flame Maple
Reinvigorated for modern players who demand the pinnacle of performance and tone from their guitar, the Gretsch® G6122TFM Players Edition Country Gentleman® Hollow Body with String-Thru Bigsby® and Flame Maple is packed with the sound and style that made the original a classic. With updated, performance-oriented features this instrument is destined to become an indispensible part of your guitar collection.

Premium features include a laminated flame maple body, dual High Sensitive Filter’TronTM humbucking pickups that provide pristine high end, glassy midrange, robust low end and balanced harmonics for tone that blends seamlessly with other instruments, and innovative Gretsch “ML” bracing that is specifically voiced for the thinner, 2.25″ body and produces distinct tone by synchronizing the top and back vibrations for harmonious tone without clashing overtones.

The control complement—separate bridge and neck volume controls, three-way pickup switching, no-load master tone and master volume—allows for near-infinite tonal variations. The all-new Gretsch Squeezebox paper-in-oil caps add smooth vintage tone while the treble bleed circuit lets your guitar retain all of its tasty clarity when rolling the volume control down.

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A 12″-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and striking pearloid Neo-ClassicTM thumbnail inlays tops a maple neck with a comfortably familiar standard “U”-shaped profile for fluidly easy playing. Highly expressive, the Bigsby B6GP vibrato tailpiece and pinned “rocking” bar bridge combine with the GraphTech® TUSQ XL nut for stable tuning. In a uniquely Gretsch touch, the Bigsby tailpiece is now string-through, making it quicker (and easier) to change strings as well as providing increased vibration transfer for enhanced sustain.

A treat for the eyes and ears, this guitar is a highly-tuned music machine—from the stately Amber Stain finish to the shining gold Gotoh® die-cast locking tuning machines, gold “G-Arrow” control knobs, F Holes, gloss urethane finish and gold vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo. Engineered for today’s player who requires the most from their instrument, the Players Edition Country Gentlemen with String-Thru Bigsby and Flame Maple updates authentic classic Gretsch style and sound with modern innovations.

Includes a deluxe hardshell case.

G6118T Players Edition AnniversaryTM with String-Thru Bigsby®
At the intersection of innovation and tribute you’ll find the G6118T Players Edition AnniversaryTM with String-Thru Bigsby®—a guitar that honors its inspirational past while remaining firmly rooted in the future of music. Engineered for optimum performance and responsiveness it reacts instantly to your every musical move, not just earning, but demanding a place in your sonic arsenal.

A pair of High Sensitive Filter’TronTM humbucking pickups responds to every note dynamically—snarling or purring according to how hard you strike the strings. The control complement—separate bridge and neck volume controls, three-way pickup switching, no-load master tone and also a master volume—allows for near-infinite tonal variations.

The all-new Gretsch® “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil caps add smooth vintage tone while the treble bleed circuit lets your guitar retain all of its tasty clarity when rolling the volume control down. The standard “U”-shaped maple neck bears a 12”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 durable medium jumbo frets for a memorable playing experience that works with any fret-hand style. A pinned “rocking” bar bridge reacts in concert with the Bigsby B6CP vibrato tailpiece for stable tuning while the teflon-coated GraphTech® TUSQ XL nut lets the strings slide freely, without binding in the slots.

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A thinner, 2.25” body provides maximum comfort during long sets while the innovative Gretsch “ML” bracing allows the guitar to retain that rich, full hollow body sound. In a uniquely Gretsch touch, the Bigsby tailpiece is now string- through, making it quicker (and easier) to change strings as well as providing increased vibration transfer for enhanced sustain.

A finely tuned modern music machine, this 2-tone guitar features a unique Iridium Silver finish on the body with an Azure Metallic finish on the back and sides, along with all of the appointments Gretsch fans desire—nickel “G-Arrow” control knobs, white binding with black purfling, gloss urethane finish, pearloid Neo-ClassicTM thumbnail inlays, vintage thick plexi pickguard in Azure with Gretsch logo and Gotoh® locking tuning machines.

Let loose the fury and power of rock with the G6118T Players Edition AnniversaryTM with String-Thru Bigsby®— big sound meets elegant style.

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