What makes this guitar special: This guitar features a very cool two tone finish with Iridium Silver on top and Azure Metallic on the back and sides. This is a limited edition finish from Gretsch and is as unique as it is classy. An unbound rosewood fretboard and F Holes, chrome hardware and diamond anniversary head plate plaque round out the clean and classic Gretsch Anniversary model style.The goal of the Players Edition design was to create the ultimate working guitarists Gretsch that delivers classic tone and style while at the same time offering modern features to increase convenience and ergonomics. All Players Edition models feature the tried and true High Sensitive Filter'Tron pickups in the neck & bridge position. These pickups are true the original Filter’Tron design offering a huge variety of tones from clean and jazzy, to punchy twang. They handle high gain settings with style and work well with all varieties of distortion and overdrive pedals. H.S. Filter’Trons are known for their highly dynamic sound with robust and punchy lows, smooth and subdued midrange and articulated shimmering high frequencies. The Players Edition guitars also feature the modern “ML” bracing concept from Gretsch. The “ML” Bracing is a bit like the classic ’59 Trestle bracing but with a lower mass and more minimal design. The result of this is a guitar that has the sustain and feedback rejection characteristics of Trestle bracing, but with a livelier resonance lighter weight overall. The Players Edition represents a new era for Gretsch and they have once again set the bar for archtop electric guitar building! You won't want to miss out on this used one - it's an incredibly rare, cool finish and the guitar itself is in excellent shape.
Cosmetic Condition: Excellent overall condition. The guitar has some small surface scratches that only show in direct light. These are barely noticeable and do not affect the overall look or feel of the guitar.
Neck: Maple neck with Standard "U" shape with white binding, 24.6" scale length, 22-fret ebony fingerboard, medium jumbo frets, 12" radius, and Pearloid Neo-Classic Thumbnail inlays.
Body: Laminated Maple Hollow Body in Anniversary shape, finished in two-tone Casino Gold & Dark Cherry Metallic.
Electronics: 2x Filter'Tron humbucking pickups with 3-position toggle switching. 2x Volume, 2x Tone controls.
Weight: 7 lbs. 13 oz.
Case: Original hardshell case included.
Why We Love Gretsch
Gretsch has been handcrafting guitars for over 135 years. The unique sound of the Gretsch semi-hollow body guitar has become synonymous with rockabilly music, one of the first styles of rock ‘n roll. Gretsch guitars are a favorite among musicians like Chet Atkins, Brian Setzer and George Harrison. At Cream City Music, we love Gretsch too, which is why we always have a huge selection of new, used and vintage Gretsch guitars in stock.