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.
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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.