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Gretsch recently posted a great story on their blog about the new G5422TDCG. This gorgeous guitar comes in Crest White, and a limited edition of 200 “Cherry Blossom” finish. The Cherry blossom is white with a very slight pink hue. As posted on their blog, the story goes that the painter in the factory used a line with some red paint residue… Once the paint cured on the guitars, the shop foreman questioned the painter on his method of creating the now-gorgeous high-gloss white finish containing just a slight hint of red; a color thatwasn’t scheduled for use. Embarrassed
By now you are probably one of the 22 million people to have seen this: OK GO used 300 Electromatic CVT III guitars, specially tuned to the right chords. As the band ripped by at 45 mph, music is made. Gretsch is offering the public a chance to own one of these dusty, slightly battered instruments. “They come in straight-off-the-set condition, which quite frankly means that they’re pretty dusty and a little worse for such unusual wear and tear. But they’re also utterly loaded with OK Go mojo, indie cred and Gretsch cool, and each guitar and amp
Walking through the Fender/Gretsch booth at NAMM this year, I noticed someone standing by wall full of beautiful Gretsch guitars. Wait- is that him? Would Fred Gretsch really be here? Hanging out at the booth? Yep. That was him. I asked Mr. Gretsch to show me the newest things Gretsch has been cooking up and he pointed me right to the new Roots Collection they were previewing at NAMM. Set to launch in May 2012, this lineup of instruments is being built to vintage specs. “We are making these guitars using the original recipes” Mr. Gretsch explained.
Brian Setzer is becoming synonymous with Christmas. Assuming you want your Christmas to rock, or course. Last night I stumbled upon his performance with Brad Paisley(?) on the CMA Christmas Special (??). When you look at the line up, Setzer stands out almost as much as Miss Piggy, but the venue and audience don’t matter much once Setzer starts to play. Paisley had no problem keeping up, though it was clear who owned the stage. Its worth enduring a few Hulu commercials for a great video. Also, be sure to check out Donald Trump rippin it up
There is something truly beautiful about a hollow body electric guitar, and Gretsch makes the finest around. Its fun to play, its fun to hear, and its fun to have sitting out so people go “Oh, wow.” I picked up a Gretsch G5120 a few years ago. I love the look, I love the bright orange finish, love the Bigsby, and I love how it plays. They are fairly affordable at approximately $750 or less. I was gigging with it regularly, the sun was shining, everything was fine. Then I met Jayson and found out how much