Acoustic-electric Roundneck Resonator Guitar with Mahogany Top, Sides, and Neck; Rosewood Fingerboard; Hand-spun Spider Cone; and Fishman Pickup
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Plug in This Roundneck Resonator and Wail!Gretsch's G9220 Roundneck Bobtail Deluxe acoustic-electric resonator guitar fortifies your sonic palette with tasty resonator tone. The G9220 features a mahogany top, body, and neck, while its smooth-fretting rosewood fingerboard makes the G9220 as easy to play as any regular guitar. Gretsch's Ampli-Sonic hand-spun spider cone puts out impressive volume, but there's also a Fishman Pickup onboard, so you can take your G9220 from home to studio to stage without a hitch! When it's time to juice your music with a tasty, unique voice - reach for the Gretsch G9220 Roundneck Bobtail Deluxe resonator guitar!
Gretsch G9220 Roundneck Bobtail Deluxe A/E Resonator Guitar at a Glance:
Plays just like a guitar
The Gretsch G9220 Roundneck Bobtail Deluxe resonator guitar is amazingly playable. If anyone knows guitarists, Gretsch does. Leave it to them to build an acoustic-electric resonator that plays just as easily as a standard acoustic guitar - but sounds like something else, entirely! As a guitarist, you're constantly looking for unique tones to spice up your music, right? Adding a resonator to a track is now as easy as arming your DAW and picking up your Gretsch G9220! And with the G9220's onboard Fishman pickup, you're gig-ready, right from the get-go.
Gretsch's G9220 Roundneck Bobtail Deluxe resonator guitar is seriously decked out with tasteful vintage appointments that would look right at home in the company's catalogs of yesteryear. With the G9220, you get a lovely mahogany top graced with a vintage-y semi-gloss natural finish that not only looks great - it enhances the instrument's tone. Another tasty vintage styling touch is the intricate design of the spider resonator itself. They just don't build 'em like this anymore. Oh, wait a minute - Gretsch does!
Gretsch's legacy in American music
The Gretsch G9220 Roundneck Bobtail Deluxe resonator guitar transports you back to Gretsch's roots in American music. Everyone knows Gretsch electric guitars and drums, but did you know that got their start in 1883 as a banjo company? It wasn't long before Gretsch was making mandolins, ukuleles, and eventually flat-top guitars, contributing to the very roots of American music. So when you pick up a Gretsch resonator, you're holding more than a great resonator, you're holding a piece of American music history.
Gretsch G9220 Roundneck Bobtail Deluxe A/E Resonator Guitar Features:
Get resonator tone and easy playability with Gretsch's G9220 Roundneck resonator!
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Chrystal, McMinnville, TN
Reviewsbased on 5 reviews
Love this guitar!
by Cliff Schuyler from Spring, TXI have 8 other guitars ranging in quality up to a Les Paul Custom, and am very pleased with this. I wanted to get a resonator for it's distinctive sound and absolutely love it. This guitar is very w... read more [+]ell made and looks and sounds fantastic. If you are looking for something above entry level but not too expensive you will not be disappointed. Great service and great price from Sweetwater. close [-]
December 30, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist
It's a keeper
by Brian from Ithaca, NY USAI knew within 5 minutes this guitar was a keeper. Had a perfect medium high action, right out of the box( I asked for the one with highest action/ this guitar is used predominately for slide ) . Beaut... read more [+]iful tone and projection, simple plug and play electronics, should you choose to amplify- no controls but your hands and the amp)
November 2, 2012
Music Background: Blues Player- 25 years
About a month later I am still having trouble putting it down!! It's addictive to play.
I'm more of an electric player, but have been wanting to try a solo a justice act to gig when my band isn't. I needed a second acoustic instrument to back up my flattop, and play slide on...have always wanted a resonator but they are either cheap entry level instruments or too expensive. This guitar is the perfect middle ground, IMO. I've been playing guitar for about 25 years now- not just dabbling as a hobbyist. I'm a very serious hobbyist! I know a good guitar when I play one and this guitar is just that. close [-]
The Only Thing Cheap is the Price!
by Peter Scobell from Bear DE USAGretsch! What a company! I hardly know where to start. I'm a song writer, I gig every weekend in my original and somewhat eclectic band and I own I licensed recording studio. I'm always looking for a ... read more [+]different sound and I got my mind set on a resonator guitar. I did a lot of research in the 1000 dollar category. Several guitars seemed appealing enough for this reason or that but when I stumbled on to this one I was intrigued. I've long since given up hope that I could ever afford a new instrument made in the USA so I like to check out the American company and try to size them up for integrity. I was pleased with Gretsch and since I have a fondness for retro situations this guitar was definitely my style. It could have been 1000 bucks and I would have gone for it...but hey, I'll take half price any day.I of course ordered from Sweetwater because they are extremely helpful and efficient. It arrived on a Friday a couple of hours before a gig and I planned on introducing it publicly at a later date after I would have a chance to grow accustom to it. Upon unpacking it I noticed it had been previously opened and resealed with tamper prof tape so I could rest assured that when Gretsch got it from over seas they opened it to inspect and set it up then repackage it with the inspectors identification. It would be sealed in the most protective packaging I've ever witnessed until I would receive it. It's even more beautiful in person and when I picked it up I knew right away that this was the most solidly built instrument I had ever held. The action was perfect for me whereas I play slide, finger pick and strum and it was pretty much in tune. I knew resonator guitars are cool for slide and lovely for finger picking but I had no idea how responsive and defined they are for all types of strumming. The way the harmonics linger and interact with so shiny a sustain is a sound to behold! So yeah, I did it. I took it to the gig and used it in every single song for which I play guitar. The pickup did a good job. I had the treble rolled back in the mains but my monitor send had no EQ so I did experience a piezo characteristic which isn't my cup of tea but the packed house gave me stellar reviews on my new sound. The only reason I mention the piezo is because, depending on your set up, you may wan't to invest in a little dedicated preamp but you can purchase a decent one for around a hundred dollars and, in my mind, you've still saved 400 bucks...5 Brightly Shining Stars! close [-]
October 20, 2012
Music Background: Professional performance artist and recording engineer
Very Very Sweet
by Gerald Girvan from NB CanadaIt's the sound I was looking for. I can't wait to get it on stage.
October 10, 2012
Music Background: Musician, Live Sound Engineer
Great value for a reasonable price
by Pete from Oak Ridge, NJVery good sounding resonator guitar right out of the box for a reasonable price.
April 5, 2013
Music Background: Guitar player
It's a very well made musical instrument...not a toy.
It's a bit smaller than I expected but it has a big... read more [+] sound and that distinctive resonator tone and sustain I was looking for.
Sounds great acoustically...and plugged in as well.
Only drawback is that it doesn't have a volume control on the guitar...so you need to control volume and tone from the amplifier.
That's easy enough to do and I'm very happy I purchased it.
As usual, Sweetwater and my sales engineer, Nick Schenkel were an absolute pleasure to deal with.
Thanks Sweetwater. close [-]
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