New Gear: Check Out Gretsch's New Center-Block Models and More


From Top: The G5022CWFE Falcon Jumbo and the Rancher 5022CWFE

Gretsch Rancher acoustics are back and better than ever for 2014 with five new-and-improved models suitable for acoustic players of all tastes!

The G5022CWFE Rancher Falcon Jumbo gives players full-on Gretsch Falcon style, sparkling gilded appointments and onboard electronics for peerless amplified tone. Its jumbo cutaway body is finished in gloss white with dazzling gold-sparkle binding on the top, back, sound hole, fingerboard and headstock. Other premium features include a solid spruce top with scalloped “X” bracing and classic Rancher triangular sound hole, maple sides and arched back, mahogany neck, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with Neo-Classic™ “thumbnail” inlays, “V”-shaped headstock with vertical winged “Gretsch” sparkle logo, compensated bridge with rosewood base, deluxe tuners, gold-plated hardware, and Fishman® electronics. Also available with 12 strings as the G5022CWFE-12 Rancher Falcon Jumbo model.

The G5031FT Rancher dreadnought guitar is one of the more distinctive Rancher models, with a beautiful Sunburst gloss finish and a sweet iso-chamber mounted Fideli’Tron™ pickup for great amplified tone and performance. Other features include a bound solid spruce top with scalloped “X” bracing and the classic Rancher triangular sound hole (with binding), mahogany sides and bound arched back, mahogany neck, 16-fret rosewood fingerboard with Neo-Classic™ “thumbnail” inlays, volume control, compensated bridge saddle with rosewood base, deluxe tuners, and gold-plated hardware.

Gretsch’s G5024E Rancher dreadnought is an eminently affordable model with a beautiful Sunburst gloss finish, fine construction and appointments, and onboard electronics for peerless amplified tone. Premium features include a bound solid spruce top with scalloped “X” bracing and the classic Rancher triangular sound hole (with binding), mahogany sides and bound arched back, mahogany neck, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with Neo-Classic “thumbnail” inlays, compensated bridge with rosewood base, deluxe tuners, gold-plated hardware, and Fishman electronics.

The G5034TFT Rancher is perhaps one of the most distinctive Rancher models ever created, with a beautiful Savannah Sunset gloss finish, a sweet iso-chamber mounted Fideli’Tron pickup for great amplified tone and performance, and even a Bigsby B70G tailpiece with a “wire” trem arm. Other premium features include an arched maple top and back with binding, maple sides, classic Rancher triangular sound hole with binding, mahogany neck, 16-fret rosewood fingerboard with Neo-Classic “thumbnail” inlays, volume control, “rocking bar” bridge with rosewood base, deluxe tuners, and gold-plated hardware.

 

From Left: The G5620T-CB, G5622T-CB and the Double-Jet G5655T-CB

 

Moving on, the company has also announced three new additions to their popular Center-Block series, the Gretsch G5620T-CB Electromatic, G5655T-CB Electromatic, and G5622T-CB Electromatic guitars. The new models join three previously released guitars, launched in Jan. 2013, targeted at guitarists looking for an alternative instrument that combines the infamous Gretsch aesthetic, increased sustain and reduced feedback, even at high volumes.

Available in Black, Rosa Red, and Georgia Green gloss finishes, all models offer the “center-block advantage.” The interior solid spruce center block running the length of the guitar’s body makes for a lively “high gain-friendly” tone and delivers greater control over the kind of feedback players want. The three new dual coil Super HiLo’Tron™ pickups are voiced to produce a clean, high-end sparkle with robust low-end, low-noise performance, along with versatile pickup switching. Together with the “Black Top” Filter’Tron™ bridge pickup, it’s a potent tonal combination.

 

The single-cutaway G5620T-CB Electromatic Center-Block features a five-ply maple body construction with a bound arched top and back, bound “cat’s eye” sound holes and a bound maple neck. The G5620T-CB also has a 12.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and Neo-Classic™ “thumbnail” inlays, three-way pickup switching, single-ply black pickguard with Gretsch logo, five “G-arrow” control knobs (volume for each pickup, tone for each pickup, master volume), anchored Adjusto-Matic™ bridge and flat-handle Bigsby-licensed B70 vibrato, Grover® tuners and knurled strap retainer knobs.

The Double-Jet G5655T-CB Electromatic Center-Block offers afive-ply maple body construction with a bound arched top and back, a bound maple neck and a 12.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and Neo-Classic “thumbnail” inlays. The G5655TCB also has three-way pickup switching, single-ply black pickguard with Gretsch logo, four “G-arrow” control knobs (volume for each pickup, bridge-pickup-only tone, master volume), anchored Adjusto-Matic™ bridge and flat-handle Bigsby®-licensed B50 vibrato, Grover tuners and knurled strap retainer knobs.

The double-cutaway G5622T-CB Electromatic Center-Block includes a five-ply maple body construction with a bound arched top and back, bound “cat’s eye” sound holes and a bound maple neck, a 12.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and Neo-Classic™ “thumbnail” inlays, three-way neck/bridge pickup switching with two-way auxiliary switching (middle pickup on/off), single-ply black pickguard with Gretsch logo, five “G-arrow” control knobs (volume for each pickup, master tone for bridge and middle pickups, master volume), anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge and flat-handle Bigsby-licensed B70 vibrato, Grover tuners and knurled strap retainer knobs.

 

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