Gretsch Introduces New Gear For 2013 Including Anniversary Axes and Spiffy Snares

Check out the new axes from Gretsch Guitars including Custom Shop Anniversary, Professional and Center Block models!

 

To commemorate Gretsch’s 130th anniversary, the Gretsch Custom Shop is introducing the new U.S. Custom Shop 130th Anniversary Hollow Body guitar. Its 2 1/2-inch-deep single-cutaway three-ply maple body has a 15 1/2-inch lower bout, arched top and back and trestle bracing. The guitar is a beauty with its two-tone gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish in Metallic Gold on the top and Black on the back and sides, with multiple silver-sparkle bindings.

 The three-piece maple neck has a 12-inch-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium vintage frets, mother-of-pearl Neo-Classic “thumbnail” inlays and polished aluminum nut; and a mother-of-pearl Gretsch 130th Anniversary headstock logo. Other features include dual TV Jones Filter’Tron Classic pickups, a black pickguard with 130th Anniversary logo, “G” Arrow control knobs and chrome hardware, an Adjusto-Matic bridge with pinned ebony base and Bigsby B6C tailpiece and Gotoh open-back tuners.

 The guitar comes in a deluxe black faux-alligator skin TKL hard-shell case with a Gretsch 130th Anniversary leather strap, embroidered utility bag and certificate of authenticity signed by Gretsch Custom Shop Senior Master Builder Stephen Stern.

 

 

Gretsch also is introducing a new Professional Collection guitar, the G6118T-LTV 130th Anniversary Jr. model. Its 2 1/4-inch-deep single-cutaway three-ply maple body has a 14-inch lower bout, arched top and back, and spruce “ML” bracing.

Especially striking is the nitrocellulose lacquer finish, which is Black on the top and Metallic Gold on the back and sides, with single-ply binding. Other premium features include a three-piece maple neck; 12-inch-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, pearloid Neo-Classic “thumbnail” inlays and bone nut; Anniversary model plaque and pearloid Gretsch logo on headstock; and dual TV Jones Power’Tron pickups. The guitar also has a metallic gold pickguard, “G” Arrow” control knobs and chrome hardware, an Adjusto-Matic bridge with pinned ebony base and Bigsby B3CB tailpiece, and Sperzel locking tuners. Available in right- and left-handed models, and deluxe hard-shell case included.

 

 

The Gretsch Professional Collection now also includes the new G6128T-DCM Duo Jet, which features a double-cutaway chambered mahogany body finished in black and a three-ply arched maple top finished in Dark Cherry Metallic with single-ply binding.

The one-piece mahogany neck has a single-ply bound headstock with pearloid Gretsch logo, 12-inch-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and pearloid Neo-Classic “thumbnail” inlays, a bone nut and a zero fret. Other features include dual High Sensitive Filter’Tron pickups, “G” Arrow control knobs and chrome hardware, Adjusto-Matic bridge with pinned ebony base and Bigsby B3C tailpiece, Grover Sta-Tite tuners and Schaller strap locks. Deluxe hard-shell case included.

 Gretsch is also introducing Center Block series, with guitars that feature a long spruce center block. The center block runs the entire length of the body and imparts several sonic advantages. First, it minimizes body-resonant feedback and creates a more “high gain-friendly” performance. Second, it’s made of spruce, which produces a spirited, lively tone. Third, the center block itself is chambered at the lower bout to minimize weight. Fourth, the pinned wood bridge base extends over the sides of the center block about 5/8” on either side, transferring string-vibration energy to the two f-hole-vented body chambers to produce a full-bodied tone.

 

 

The new Professional Collection Center Block model, the G6137TCB Panther Center-Block, features a 1 3/4-inch-deep double-cutaway three-ply maple body with a 16” lower bout, arched top and back and elegant f holes. Other premium features include a three-piece maple neck, 12”-radius bound rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and pearloid Neo-Classic “thumbnail” inlays, single-ply bound headstock with pearloid Gretsch logo, and dual High Sensitive Filter’Tron pickups.

 The guitar also has a top-mounted output jack, “G” arrow control knobs and chrome hardware, an Adjusto-Matic bridge with pinned rosewood base and Bigsby B6C tailpiece, Grover Sta-Tite tuners and Schaller strap locks. Available in Black and White. Deluxe hard-shell case included.

 

 

The Gretsch Professional Collection introduces an innovative new version of the venerable Falcon design with the arrival of the G6139CB Falcon Center-Block Single Cutaway guitar. It features a beautiful 1 3/4”- deep single-cutaway three-ply maple body with a 16”- lower bout, arched top and back, multi-ply sparkle appointments and oversized f holes. Other premium features include a three-piece maple neck; 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, pearloid Neo-Classic “thumbnail” inlays and multi-ply sparkle appointments; Gretsch “winged/ vertical” sparkle logo; and dual High Sensitive Filter’Tron pickups.

 The guitar also has jeweled- arrow knobs and gold hardware, an Adjusto-Matic bridge with pinned ebony base and Cadillac “G” tailpiece, Grover Imperial tuners and Schaller strap locks. Available in White with Gold Sparkle appointments and Black with Silver Sparkle appointments. Deluxe hard-shell case included.

 

 

The Gretsch Professional Collection introduces another new Falcon, the G6139T-CBDC Falcon Center-Block Double Cutaway guitar. It features a beautiful 1 3/4”-deep double-cutaway three-ply maple body with a 16” lower bout, arched top and back, multi-ply sparkle appointments and oversized f holes. 

Other premium features include a three-piece maple neck; 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, pearloid Neo-Classic “thumbnail” inlays and multi-ply sparkle appointments; Gretsch “winged/vertical” sparkle logo; and dual High Sensitive Filter’Tron pickups. The guitar also has jeweled-arrow knobs and gold hardware, an Adjusto- Matic bridge with pinned ebony base and Bigsby B6G tailpiece, Grover Imperial tuners and Schaller strap locks. Available in White with Gold Sparkle appointments and Black with Silver Sparkle appointments. Deluxe hard-shell case included.



Gretsch is looking to bolster their drum line with brand new spiffy snare models! Check out the three new additions.


From Top: The Bell Brass, Stave and
Walnut Gretsch snares. 

Bell Brass Snare

Gretsch Drums is proud to introduce the Bell Brass 6 ½"x 14" 10-lug snare drum. The brushed-finish solid Bell Brass snare drum provides a distinct, cutting tone and is an excellent choice for a variety of studio and live applications.

"Bell Brass gives this snare drum great projection and presence. With Bell Brass, rimshots really crack and the side-stick timbre is clean and distinct," said Joe Mazza, Product Manager for Gretsch Snare Drums.

The Gretsch Bell Brass snare drum is fitted with 20-strand snare wire and die-cast hoops.

 

Walnut Snares

Boutique look from this beautiful maple-inlay walnut snare drum.

Each Gretsch walnut snare drum has a distinct chocolate brown wood-grain finish with two bands of maple inlays around the center of the shell. Available in 6 ½"x 14" 10-lug or 7"x13" 8-lug models, both Gretsch walnut snares feature 8-ply shells, 2.3mm triple-flange hoops and 20-strand snare wires.

"These Gretsch walnut snare drums produce a snappy attack with a punchy low-end," said Joe Mazza, Product Manager for Gretsch Snare Drums. "Due to the construction process and organic properties of walnut, no two drums will look alike."

The new Gretsch walnut snare drums feature a gloss lacquer finish with 30-degree shell bearing edges.

 

Stave Snare Drums in Oak and Cheery

Full, distinct sound from innovative stave snare drum shells.

Made with thirty vertical interlocking staves, as opposed to the traditional method of shell ply lamination, the new Gretsch Stave snare drums feature a thick 7/8" shell available in oak and cherry. Each snare drum is supplied with 3mm chrome triple-flange hoops and a Remo® Coated Ambassador® batter head.

Gretsch Stave snare drums feature a Satin Natural finish to enhance the visual characteristics of the wood, and a 45-degree bearing edge on the 6 ½"x 14" shell.

"Oak and cherry stave shells each produce a unique sound," said Joe Mazza, Product Manager for Gretsch Snare Drums. "Oak has a dry sound with less overtones while cherry has a full-bodied sound that resonates."



 

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