SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Aug. 21, 2012) – Gretsch is proud to honor Rancid founder Tim Armstrong with the release of two new signature models, the G5191MS Tim Armstrong Electromatic Hollow Body, and the G5191TMS Tim Armstrong Electromatic Hollow Body with Bigsby® tremolo tailpiece. Both models bear the personal stamp of the punk godfather, as well as a new color inspired by Armstrong’s personal specifications, Man Salmon.
The G5191MS Tim Armstrong Electromatic Hollow Body guitar includes two dynamic new “Black Top” Filter’Tron™ pickups, which endow the latest generation of Electromatic hollow-body models with an electrifying new voice and identity. Further, it features parallel tone bar bracing with sound post and bound f holes for huge tones, a one-piece maple neck with graphite nut, bound rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and acrylic block inlays, gold-plated pickup bezels, three position pickup switch, Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with harp tailpiece, gold-plated hardware, Grover® tuners, and Armstrong’s signature on the truss rod cover.
Featuring almost exact specifications as the G5191MS Electromatic Hollow Body, the loud and ferocious G5191TMS Tim Armstrong Electromatic® Hollow Body guitar offers a convenient addition, a right-handed Bigsby®–licensed B60G tremolo tailpiece. Both guitars are available in left-handed models.
For more information, go to www.gretschguitars.com.
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