Gretsch Tom Petersson Signature Basses!

 

USA Custom Shop Tom Petersson Signature 12-String Falcon Bass

This is the douchiest, namedroppiest thing I’ve ever posted here but this one time I was hanging out with Duff McKagan outside the Fender booth at NAMM (an awesome publicist introduced us to each other to do an interview while we were both in town) and Duff introduced me to Tom Petersson, who proceeded to hilariously mock my Australian accent for a solid five minutes or so. I liked him before that but now I love that guy. Okay, namedrop over, here are Tom’s new Gretsch basses.

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Gretsch Upgrades Electromatic Collection

G5420T Electromatic® Hollow Body

You’ve probably noticed my rampant Gretsch love on this blog before. They were among the very first instruments to ever get me excited about guitar when I was a little kid – all that metal and the fancy f-holes just seemed really significant, y’know? – and there’s a certain magic inherent in the slightly gritty voice of a Gretsch ringing out in song. But they can be pretty darn expensive, which is the only reason I still don’t own one. The Electromatic collection is a more affordable take on classic Gretsch designs, and they’ve just been upgraded with some new premium features. Here’s the press release.

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My Five Favourite Semi-Hollowbody F-Hole Guitars

fholesWhen I was a kid I was obsessed with semi-hollowbody guitars. I blame The Beatles, The Cure and Ratcat. Basically if it had F-Holes or similarly-shaped soundholes, I wanted it. These days I tend to either play Les Pauls, Strats or Superstrats but I’ve always had a fondness for big boxy guitars with F-holes and Bigsby vibratos. I still don’t own one but if I did it’d be one of these… Read More …

Introducing The Dinah and Fred Gretsch Family Gallery

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PRESS RELEASE: The world of playing, recording, writing, composing and managing music is explained at the new Dinah and Fred Gretsch Family Gallery at Music City’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, located just two blocks away from the Summer NAMM show. The Gallery allows visitors to mix a band recording, cut a vocal track, understand the dynamics of guitar building and more, plus displays a variety of historic guitars and other instruments. Read More …

SPONSORED POST: YourInstrument.com

As you guys know, I’m a huge guitar geek and my tastes range from pointy, neon-coloured shred axes with Floyd Roses to classic semi-hollowbodies with Bigbsy vibratos. So when the fine folks at YourInstrument.com asked me to write a sponsored post, I thought the perfect thing to do would be to have a look around at the wide variety of instruments for sale. Because a) it’d be a great way to show the diversity of instruments that folks like you and I are using the site to buy/sell, and b) because nothing is more fun than looking at electric guitars for sale, except for playing them. So let’s see what’s there this week. And you can always keep up with what’s online at this very moment by checking out the site.

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PRS SE Mikael Akerfeldt
This is the signature model for the Opeth frontman. It’s one of the first SE models to include old-school bird inlays, and it rocks 24 jumbo frets, PRS designed tremolo bridge, SE HFS and SE Vintage Bass pickups, volume and tone control with a 3-way toggle switch. You can see Mikael playing these on the road. Read More …

New Gretsch Center-Block Series Guitars

G5622TCBElectromatic-1Every now and then a guitar comes along that’s so fist-bitingly gorgeous, so ‘everything I’m looking for in a guitar,’ that it kicks off that bittersweet ‘I’m never going to be able to afford that… why the hell do I do this to myself?’ feeling. And then you realise it’s from a company’s more affordable range and you start digging down between the sofa cushions looking for spare change to start squirrelling away so you can get one, and woohoo! I forgot there was ten bucks in my jacket pocket! I’m coming to get you, Gretsch G5622T-CB Electromatic Center-Block… It will be mine… oh yes, it will be mine… Here’s more info. Read More …

Gretsch Tim Armstrong Electromatic models

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GRETSCH® RELEASES ALL-NEW TIM ARMSTRONG ELECTROMATIC® SIGNATURE MODELS

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.

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