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NAMM 2013: Five new additions to Gretsch Roots collection

Ronnie Dungan
NAMM 2013: Five new additions to Gretsch Roots collection

Gretsch has added five new models to its Roots Collection, a collection of banjos, mandolins, resonator guitars, ukuleles and rancher acoustic guitars.

Faithful to the Gretsch "Rex" parlor guitars of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, the G9500 Jim Dandy Flat Top parlour-style model is built with select guitar woods and is fully lined and braced, with a 24" scale.

The all-mahogany G9240 Alligator Biscuit Roundneck resonator guitar boasts the new Gretsch "Ampli-Sonic" diaphragm (resonator cone), made in Eastern Europe from nearly 99-per cent pure aluminum.

The new G9101 NYC Camp Uke is a recreation of the circa 1925-1935 Gretsch "Camp" uke. Features include maple top, back and sides; nato neck with 14 frets clear of the body; wooden nut and saddle; 13.5" soprano scale length; friction tuning pegs; Aquila Nylgut strings; and vintage semi-gloss blue sunburst finish.

The G9112 Resonator-Ukulele features a rosewood biscuit bridge puck with maple saddle; mahogany top, back and sides; one-piece mahogany neck with bone nut; rosewood fingerboard with 16 frets (12 to body); 15" scale length; Grover 4B Sta-Tite deluxe tuning pegs; Aquila Nylgut strings and "open pore" semi-gloss finish. A deluxe fitted gig bag included.

The tenor-size Gretsch G9126 Guitar Ukulele has six strings tuned "A" to "A" in standard guitar intervals. Premium features include a solid quartersawn mahogany top, laminated mahogany back and sides, one-piece mahogany neck with bone nut, 19-fret rosewood fingerboard with "snowflake" position markers, 17" scale length, rosewood bridge with bone saddle, Grover State-Tite tuners, Aquila strings and "open pore" semi-gloss finish. A gig bag is included.

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Tags: gretsch , Roots Collection , G9101 NYC Camp Uke , G9240 Alligator Biscuit Roundneck , G9112 Resonator-Ukulele , Gretsch G9126 Guitar Ukulele

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