Gretsch unleashes Players Edition hollowbody electrics, Richard Fortus Signature Falcon

The brand also announced a new vintage-voiced FT-67 Filter’Tron humbucker

Gretsch has a wealth of electric guitars planned for 2021, including a spread of hollowbody models for the Players Edition series and a Signature Falcon for Richard Fortus. All these are slated for a November 2021 release.

Players Edition Hollow Body Electrics

The Players Edition instrument range has expanded to include six new hollowbody models, some equipped with a set of brand-new pickups: the FT-67 Filter’Tron humbuckers. The new pickup is said to be designed to offer “authentic vintage” Gretsch tones but also an overall more “well-rounded” sound to accommodate more playing styles.

“This powerful pair of pickups provide open and pristine top-end chime, glassy midrange, robust low end and balanced harmonics for tone that blends seamlessly with other instruments,” wrote Gretsch in a press release.

Gretsch G6136TG Players Edition Falcon Hollow Body

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Dripping with class and heavy on player features, this hollowbody model comes in an elegant White Gloss finish paired with all-gold hardware. The Gretsch G6136TG-LH Players Edition features an all-maple build from body to neck, Grover Imperial locking tuners and the aforementioned FT-67 Filter’Tron humbuckers. It also comes in a left-handed edition.

Gretsch Players Edition G6136

Priced at £3,630 / $3,900 / €4,030.

Gretsch G6122TG Players Edition Country Gentleman Hollow Body

Revisiting the Electrotone body design of the 60s, the Gretsch “Country Gent” is a sophisticated electric that comes in a Walnut Stain gloss urethane finish and attractive gold hardware. Its build involves a 2”-deep maple body with parallel bracing that promises a “resonant” sound. Meanwhile, its simulated f-holes and sealed top are said to better control feedback and cut unwanted low-end.

Gretsch Players Edition G6122
Image: Gretsch

Priced at £2,810 / $3,100 / €3,200.

Gretsch G6120TG Players Edition Nashville Hollow Body

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This striking electric pays homage to Music City and comes in an Azure Metallic or Orange Stain finish. It features the brand’s new Filter’Tron pickups and comes equipped with a String-Thru Bigsby, Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays and a gold plexi pickguard. It features an all-maple build from its body to its U-shaped neck. Great news for lefties: it comes in a left-handed edition as well.

Gretsch Players Edition G6120

Priced at £2,750 / $2,600 / €3,050.

Gretsch G6120TG-DS Players Edition Nashville Hollow Body DS

This variant of the Players Edition Nashville from above instead features a pair of DynaSonic pickups which are said to offer “bright, shimmering highs and a defined, rich bass for distinct tone that cuts through the mix.” It comes in a Roundup Orange finish.

Gretsch Players Edition G6120DS

Priced at £2,840 / $2,700 / €3,150.

Gretsch G6119T-ET Players Edition Tennessee Rose Electrotone Hollow Body

The second new instrument to revisit the brand’s Electrotone body of the 60s, the Tennessee Rose drips with Gretsch style and features a Deep Cherry Stain urethane finish paired with some nickel hardware. It comes loaded with Gotoh locking tuning machines, G-arrow knobs and a white-bound neck. Meanwhile its build is completely maple from body to neck.

Gretsch Players Edition G6119T

Priced at £2,380/ $2,700 / €2,640.

Gretsch G6118T Players Edition Anniversary Hollow Body

Arriving in a choice of either a Copper Metallic or Sahara Metallic finish – paired with either a silver or vintage white or tortoiseshell pickguard – this maple-bodied electric matches classic Gretsch style with modern appointments. Hardware includes a String-Thru Bigsby system, Gotoh locking tuners, G-arrow control knobs and Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays.

Gretsch Players Edition G6118

Priced at £2,380/$2,300/€2,640.

Gretsch G6636 Richard Fortus Signature Falcon with Bigsby or Stoptail bridge

Developed to the specifications of ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus, this double-cutaway model features a maple body and neck, as well as a light chambered spruce center block. Its electronics include a pair of Custom Wound Filter’Tron pickups in the bridge and neck positions for versatile output.

The Bigsby-equipped model is offered in a vintage white finish, while the one with the V-Stoptail edition comes in black. Both feature TonePros Tune-O-Matic bridges, the Bigsby-equipped model comes with roller saddles and pinned ebony base for greater playing stability.

Gretsch Richard Fortus Signature Falcon with Bigsby
The Bigsby Edition of the signature model / Image: Gretsch

The Bigsby edition of the G6636-RF is offered at £3,200 / $3,600 / €3,550, while the stoptail edition comes priced at £3,050 / $3,400 / €3,390.

Learn more at gretschguitars.com

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