Gretsch Introduces New and Improved 2014 Roots Collection

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Gretsch is proud to release an all new and improved lineup of banjos, mandolins, resonators and guitars in the 2014 Roots Collection, the eclectic family of instruments that transports players to a bygone era. The most distinctive features of each individual model are listed below:

Gretsch G9550 New Yorker™ Archtop

 

G9550 New Yorker™ Archtop
•    Arched solid spruce top with laminated maple sides and arched back
•    Vintage-Style “V”-shaped mahogany neck profile
•    Rosewood fingerboard
•    25” scale
•    Compensated rosewood bridge with trapeze tailpiece
•    Sunburst Finish

 

 

Gretsch G9515 Jim Dandy Flat Top

 

 

G9515 Jim Dandy Flat Top
•    Agathis top and sides
•    “C”-shaped nato neck
•    Rosewood fingerboard
•    24” scale
•    Rosewood top-load bridge with compensated PPS saddle
•    Semi-gloss Coral Sunburst finish

 

 

 

Gretsch G9231 Bobtail™ Steel Square-Neck A.E.

 

 

G9231 Bobtail™ Steel Square-Neck A.E.
•    Steel body
•    Square-shaped mahogany neck
•    Rosewood fingerboard
•    25” scale
•    Gretsch Ampli-Sonic Spider resonator cone and bridge
•    Fishman® Nashville Resophonic pickup
•    Semi-gloss clear top coat finish

 

 

Gretsch G9221 Bobtail™ Steel Round-Neck A.E.

 

 

G9221 Bobtail™ Steel Round-Neck A.E.
•    Steel body
•    Medium “V”-shaped mahogany neck
•    Rosewood fingerboard
•    25” scale
•    Gretsch Ampli-Sonic™ Spider resonator cone and bridge
•    Fishman® Nashville Resophonic pickup
•    Semi-gloss clear top coat finish

 

 

Gretsch G9212 Honey Dipper™ Special, Square Neck

 

 

G9212 Honey Dipper™ Special, Square Neck
•    Bell brass body top, back and sides
•    Square-shaped mahogany neck
•    Rosewood fingerboard
•    25” scale
•    Gretsch Ampli-Sonic™ Biscuit resonator cone and bridge
•    Weathered “Delta Blue” body finish

 

 

 

 Gretsch G9202 Honey Dipper™ Special, Round Neck 

 

 

G9202 Honey Dipper™ Special, Round Neck
•    Bell brass body top, back and sides
•    Medium “V”-shaped mahogany neck
•    Rosewood fingerboard
•    25” scale
•    Gretsch Ampli-Sonic™ Biscuit resonator cone and bridge
•    Weathered “Delta Blue” body finish

 

 

 

Gretsch G9480 “Laydie Belle” Irish Tenor Banjo

 

 

G9480 “Laydie Belle” Irish Tenor Banjo
•    3-ply solid maple body
•    Whyte-Laydie tone ring
•    Vintage soft “U”-shaped 3-piece maple/walnut/maple neck
•    Rosewood fingerboard with 17 frets
•    Vintage-style “No Knot”-type tailpiece
•    Maple gloss finish

 

 

 

Gretsch G9455 “Dixie Special” 5-String Open Back Banjo

 

 

G9455 “Dixie Special” 5-String Open Back Banjo
•    Open-back banjo with maple plywood body
•    Rolled brass tone ring and 24 tension brackets
•    Vintage soft “U”-shaped 3-piece maple/walnut/maple neck
•    Rosewood fingerboard with 18 frets
•    Vintage-style “No Knot”-type tailpiece
•    Maple matte finish

 

 

 

 

Gretsch G9350 Park Avenue F-Mandolin A.E.

 

G9350 Park Avenue F-Mandolin A.E.
•    Arched solid spruce top
•    Solid maple sides and arched back
•    Maple neck with vintage-style “V” profile
•    Rosewood fingerboard with B&D snowflake inlays
•    Open-back geared tuning machines
•    Engraved tailpiece
•    Fishman® M300 Nashville piezo-ceramic pickup
•    Antique semi-gloss Vintage Sunburst finish

 

 

 

Gretsch G9126-ACE Guitar-Ukulele, Acoustic-Cutaway-Electric with Gig Bag

 

G9126-ACE Guitar-Ukulele, Acoustic-Cutaway-Electric with Gig Bag
•    Solid quartersawn mahogany top
•    Laminated mahogany back and sides
•    One-piece mahogany neck
•    Rosewood fingerboard with 19 frets
•    Bone nut and saddle
•    Rosewood bridge
•    Grover® Sta-Tite™ tuners
•    Fishman® Kula pickup/preamp system
•    Open pore semi-gloss finish
•    Deluxe fitted gig bag

 

 

 

Gretsch G9120-SK Tenor Koa Ukulele

 

 

G9120-SK Tenor Koa Ukulele
•    Solid koa top, back and sides
•    One-piece mahogany neck
•    Rosewood fingerboard with 19 frets
•    Rosewood bridge
•    Bone nut and saddle
•    Grover® 9NB geared tuning machines
•    Open pore semi-gloss finish
•    Deluxe fitted gig bag

 

 

Gretsch G9110-SK Concert Koa Ukulele

 

 

G9110-SK Concert Koa Ukulele
•    Solid koa top, back and sides
•    One-piece mahogany neck
•    Rosewood fingerboard with 16 frets
•    Rosewood bridge
•    Bone nut and saddle
•    Grover® 9NB geared tuning machines
•    Open pore semi-gloss finish
•    Deluxe fitted gig bag

 

 

 

 Gretsch G9110-L Concert Long-Neck Acoustic/Electric Ukulele with Gig Bag 

 

 

G9110-L Concert Long-Neck Acoustic/Electric Ukulele with Gig Bag
•    Long scale providing two more inches of string length and two more frets clear of the body for more room in upper registers
•    Mahogany top, back and sides
•    Tenor mahogany neck
•    Rosewood fingerboard with 19 frets
•    Rosewood bridge
•    Bone nut and saddle
•    Fishman® Kula pickup/preamp system
•    Open pore semi-gloss finish
•    Fitted gig bag

 

 

Gretsch G9100-L Soprano Long-Neck Ukulele with Gig Bag

 

 

G9100-L Soprano Long-Neck Ukulele with Gig Bag
•    Mahogany top, back and sides
•    Tenor mahogany neck
•    Rosewood fingerboard with 16 frets
•    Rosewood bridge
•    Bone nut and saddle
•    Open pore semi-gloss finish
•    Fitted gig bag

 

 

 

 

Visit www.gretschguitars.com further information on Gretsch and the new Roots Collection instruments.

Source:  Press Release

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