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Summer NAMM 2017: Two new Player Edition guitars from Gretsch

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Laura  Barnes
Summer NAMM 2017: Two new Player Edition guitars from Gretsch

Getsch introduces the G6118T Players Edition Anniversary and the G6122TFM Players Edition Country Gentleman.

This year’s Summer NAMM kicks off today. And one of the first announcements from Fender is the new Gretsch models.

First up is the Gretsch G6118T Players Edition Anniversary model.

The G6118T comes with a pair of High Sensitive Filter’Tron humbucking pickups. 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 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.

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.

With a 2.25” body, the 2-tone guitar features a unique Iridium Silver finish on the body with an Azure Metallic finish on the back and sides, along with nickel “G-Arrow” control knobs, white binding with black purfling, gloss urethane finish, pearloid Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays, vintage thick plexi pickguard in Azure with Gretsch logo and Gotoh locking tuning machines.

The Gretsch G6118T Players Edition Anniversary has an MSRP £2,179.

Also from Gretsch the G6122TFM Players Edition Country Gentleman Hollow Body.

Premium features include a laminated flame maple body, dual High Sensitive Filter’Tron humbucking pickups and innovative Gretsch "ML" bracing that is specifically voiced for the thinner, 2.25" body.

A 12"-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and striking pearloid Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays tops a maple neck with a standard "U"-shaped profile.

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.

The guitar features a Amber Stain finish, 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.

The Players Edition Country Gentlemen comes with a deluxe hardshell case and an MSRP of £2,579.

Keep up to date with all the latest Summer NAMM 2017 news here.


Tags: Fender, gretsch, new gear, Summer NAMM 2017, Player Edition, G6118T Players Edition Anniversary, G6122TFM Players Edition Country Gentleman

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