Gretsch G9221 Bobtail Round-neck Steel Body Spider Cone Nashville Resonator - 2 Color Sunburst

Acoustic-electric Resonator Guitar with Steel Top, Steel Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, Spider Resonator Cone, and Fishman Pickup - Steel
Gretsch G9221 Bobtail Round-neck Steel Body Spider Cone Nashville Resonator - 2 Color Sunburst image 1
Gretsch G9221 Bobtail Round-neck Steel Body Spider Cone Nashville Resonator - 2 Color Sunburst image 1
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Plug in This Roundneck Resonator and Wail!

Gretsch's G9221 Roundneck Bobtail acoustic-electric resonator guitar fortifies your sonic palette with tasty resonator tone. The G9221 features a steel top and body, while its smooth-fretting rosewood fingerboard makes the G9221 as easy to play as any regular guitar. Gretsch's Ampli-Sonic "Spider" cone puts out impressive volume, but there's also a Fishman Nashville pickup onboard, so you can take your G9221 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 G9221 Roundneck Bobtail resonator guitar! Got questions? Sweetwater Sales Engineers are bona fide guitar gurus. Give us a call, we'll be glad to help you out!

Gretsch G9221 Roundneck Bobtail A/E Resonator Guitar at a Glance:
  • Sounds like a resonator - plays like a guitar
  • Steel body offers a unique, distinctive sound
  • Gretsch instruments represent a legacy in American music
Sounds like a resonator - plays like a guitar

The Gretsch G9221 Roundneck Bobtail 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 G9221! And with the G9221's onboard Fishman pickup, you're gig-ready, right from the get-go.

Steel body offers a unique, distinctive sound

By utilizing a combination of an all-steel body and an Ampli-Sonic "Spider" cone diaphragm of 99 percent pure aluminum, the G9221 Roundneck Bobtail will provide you with a distinctive tonal signature that few will be able to emulate. Your audience will be completely wowed by your sweet, yet cutting tone when you play the G9221 Roundneck Bobtail - and that's before you plug it in! Plug into your favorite amp and get ready for some action!

Gretsch instruments represent a legacy in American music

The Gretsch G9221 Roundneck Bobtail 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 G9221 Roundneck Bobtail A/E Resonator Guitar Features:
  • Steel top, back, and sides and neck offer a unique, distinctive sound
  • Sounds like a resonator yet plays like a standard guitar
  • Gretsch Ampli-Sonic "Spider" diaphragm provides sweet tone at cutting volumes
  • Fishman Nashville pickup provides powerful amplification
  • Grover Stay-Tite tuning machines keep you in tune
Get resonator tone and easy playability with Gretsch's G9221 Roundneck resonator!

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Tech Specs

Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Resonator
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Steel
Top Wood Steel
Back & Sides Wood Steel
Body Bracing Neck Stick
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 15.75" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Aged Pearloid Dots
Neck Shape Medium V
Number of Frets 19, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 25"
Tuning Machines Grover Sta-Tite Die-Cast
Bridge Material Gretsch Ampli-Sonic Spider Resonator Cone and Bridge
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 1.75"
Body Length 18.87"
Body Depth 3.5"
Electronics Fishman Nashville Resophonic Pickup
Manufacturer Part Number 2716011000

Customer Reviews

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4/5

Versatile Affordability

Eminently playable -- great neck to my taste (more of a "V" than round), "recognizable" feel up and down the fretboard and nice meaty (but not clumsy) frets which also suit me when playing the acoustic/delta songs that this guitar caters to when unplugged. Good tuning pegs that hold their own against exaggerated plucking. I've only played it through a couple of Fender tube amps to date, but I can say that you can either replicate the nice resonator sound or conjure a number of straight acoustic/electric sounds if you're not switching guitars. Two drawbacks -- one somewhat expected and one that took me a bit by surprise. Expected -- it's heavy as all hell and very unbalanced when sitting (you almost want to lay it on the other thigh like a classical guitarist). Biggest problem -- unless I'm blind, there are ZERO controls on the guitar, volume included. It's the volume that I really miss. But all in all, a great load of fun for the money.
Music background: Part-time gigger/serious student
2/5

Its real sad

I wish I'd know if it was a good guitar but i'll have to wait till I get it set up. It came with EXTREME open string buzz on E and A and the B string has some issues up the neck. I've gotten guitars 1/3 the price that was better set up.
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