Music Gear News
NAMM 2014: Gretsch Launches 2014 Roots Collection
The new Roots Collection is a history lesson of an era just before rock'n'roll changed everything. New acoustic guitars comprise of the classic 1950s Gretsch New Yorker archtop guitar and the Jim Dandy Flat Top in new semi-gloss Coral Sunburst finish.
The New Yorker's distinctive design includes oversized f-holes, a solid spruce arched top and back, a vintage-style 'V'-shaped neck and compensated rosewood bridge with trapeze tailpiece.
Four Gretsch resonator models have also been announced, the Bobtail Steel Electro-Acoustics with either square or round neck and the Honey Dipper Special, also with square or round neck.
The Bobtail features a steel body with semi-gloss clear top finish, Gretsch Ampli-Sonic Spider resonator cone and bridge and a Fishman Nashville Resophonic pickup. The eye-catching weathered Delta Blue finish on the Honey Dipper's bell brass body is complemented by its rosewood fingerboard, and there's an Ampli-Sonic Biscuit resonator cone and bridge present.
Designed for playing traditional music, the Laydie Belle Irish Tenor Banjo is a short scale banjo with Whyte-Laydie tone ring, 17-fret rosewood fingerboard and 11" Remo High Crown Renaissance head, finished in maple gloss.
The Dixie Special is the middle child in the Dixie open-back banjo family, with features usually reserved for more expensive instruments. These include the rolled brass tone ring and 24 tension brackets, 11" Remo Renaissance head and a Vega-style armrest.
The Park Avenue Mandolin has a stunning body with oval soundhole, engraved tailpiece, arched top and back and a semi-glodd antique Vintage Sunburst finish. This f-style mandolin features a Fishman M-300 Nashville Mandolin pickup with piezo-ceramic pickup element embedded in the bridge base.
New Gretsch ukulele models include the G9126-ACE Acoustic-Cutaway-Electric Guitar-Ukulele, offering beautiful ukulele tones to guitar players everywhere. A 17 inch scale and convenient cutaway make it easy to play, and the six strings are tuned at standard guitar intervals , great for extended-range uke arrangements.
Four 4-string ukes complete the Roots Collection lineup for 2014. A solid Koa top model is available in both a Tenor and Concert model, both with Grover 9NB geared tuning machines, a one-piece mahogany neck, 19-fret rosewood fingerboard and an open pore semi-gloss finish.
The mahogany-topped Concert and Soprano Long-Necks both have a rosewood fingerboard and bridge. The electro-acoustic Concert model provides room for two more inches of string length and two more frets for more room in the upper registers.
By Alice Thomson
Posted on 23 Jan 2014 18:45 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
With an impressive number of capabilities under its belt, Quantum maximises your audio's potential and brings you premium grade quality in a heartbeat
Need to sort out your audio inconsistencies? iZotope launch an update across three of of their pieces audio editing software: Elements, Regular and Advanced.
A synth that boasts a range of interesting parameters, Novation's Peak brings next-level user operation to the fold, promising an immersive creative experience.
The next design from tech titans Novation, the Circuit Mono Station looks to follow on from Bass Station II, picking up where its older brother left off.
Building on previous sucssesses, QSC's K.2 range pave the way forward within the realm of speaker technology, throwing several innovative features into the mix
Setting a new standard for audio interfaces, the Goliath HD offers a range of exciting new features that enhance and refine your audio for optimum results
Recent Music News
Through a collaboration with Martin, Sheeran's latest signature model features artwork from his latest album '÷' and has been built to his exact specifications.
Designed in collaboration with celebrated musician Devin Townsend, Mooer's Ocean Machine blends gorgeous, transient tones with powerful expression and depth.
JHS Pedals give us the lowdown on their latest pedal launches and re-releases from NAMM 2017, with products Shipping to European dealers on April 24th.
Introducing a sleek aesthetic to an established favourite, Arturia's Step Range offer an extensive selection of creative options to the discerning musician.
News has emerged from Superbooth that Behringer will be introducing their brand new Deep Mind 6, a smaller more condensed version of its big brother DeepMind 12
Utilizing innovative features designed to complement the modern piano player, Yamaha's MX88 Synth offers a re purposed design and flawless functionality.