Gretsch’s time-honored “Broadkaster” name now adorns the flagship guitars of its center block lineup, crafted for full-spectrum sound at high volume with powerful new pickups and a chambered spruce center block that enhances body resonance for more organic tone and comfortably lighter weight. Gretsch also enlisted acclaimed pickup designer Tim Shaw to create new U.S. made Full’Tron pickups, a pair of which delivers full-spectrum sonic range with distinctive snarl, in addition to classic Gretsch chime, balance and brilliance with slightly more pronounced mid concentration that brings even more tonal muscle to full-volume playing with overdrive and distortion. Pro set up included!
Cosmetic Condition: Excellent condition overall - very clean with only some mild surface scratches.
Neck: Standard U shape maple neck with cream binding & black side-dots. 12" radius ebony fingerboard with mother of pearl "thumbnail" inlays. Frets are in great shape with no wear. Gotoh locking tuners in perfect working condition. 1.69" nut width; 24.6" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod works fine.
Body: Double-cutaway, semi-hollow maple body with bound F-holes. Bigsby B7CP String-Thru tremolo tailpiece with Adjustomatic bridge & gold hardware. Plexi tortoise pickguard with Gretsch logo. Multi-layer top & back binding. Guitar weighs 7 lbs 5.9 oz.
Electronics: Gretsch Full’Tron humbuckers with gold bezels. Master volume & tone controls; individual pickup volume controls all with "G" Arrow knobs; 3-way toggle switch. All electronics are in perfect working condition.
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.