Gretsch G9201 Honey Dipper Metal

Acoustic Roundneck Resonator Guitar with Nickel-plated Brass Body, Mahogany Neck; Rosewood Fingerboard; and Eastern European Hand-spun Biscuit Cone
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Stoke Your Arsenal with Metal Resonator Tone

Gretsch's G9201 Honey Dipper metal resonator guitar juices your sonic palette with authentic resonator vibe. The G9201 sports a nickel-plated brass body, wearing a cool weathered pump house roof finish. A comfy v-shape mahogany neck and smooth-fretting rosewood fingerboard make the G9201 as easy to play as a standard acoustic guitar. Gretsch's Ampli-Sonic hand-spun biscuit cone cranks out impressive volume, and there's also a pair of "F" soundholes along for the ride. When it's time to sweeten your tracks with a totally unique voice - reach for the Gretsch G9201 Honey Dipper metal resonator guitar!

Gretsch G9201 Honey Dipper Metal Resonator Guitar at a Glance:
  • Plays just like a guitar
  • Beautifully appointed
  • Gretsch's legacy in American music
Plays just like a guitar

The Gretsch G9201 Honey Dipper metal resonator guitar is amazingly playable. If anyone knows guitarists, Gretsch does. Leave it to them to build a resonator that plays just as easily as a regular 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 G9201!

Beautifully appointed

Gretsch's G9201 Honey Dipper metal 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 G9201, you get a nickel-plated brass body with a seriously-cool weathered pump house roof finish. Another tasty vintage styling touch is the intricate design of the biscuit resonator cone itself. They just don't build 'em like this anymore. Oh, wait a minute - Gretsch does!

Gretsch's legacy in American music

The Gretsch G9201 Honey Dipper metal 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 G9201 Honey Dipper Metal Resonator Guitar Features:
  • Nickel-plated brass body; v-shaped mahogany neck
  • Weathered Pump House Roof finish
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 19 frets (12 to body)
  • 25" scale length
  • Gretsch Ampli-Sonic Eastern European hand-spun biscuit cone and bridge
  • Grover Sta-Tite tuning machines
  • Semi-gloss mahogany finish
Get resonator tone and easy playability with Gretsch's G9201 Honey Dipper resonator!

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Tech Specs

Resonator Type Biscuit
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Resonator
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Weathered Pump House Roof
Top Wood Nickel-plated Brass
Back & Sides Wood Nickel-plated Brass
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay White dot
Neck Shape Round
Number of Frets 19
Scale Length 25"
Tuning Machines Grover Sta-Tite
Bridge Material Gretsch Ampli-Sonic spider cone/bridge
Strings D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Light, (.012-.053)
Manufacturer Part Number 2717010000

Customer Reviews

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Honey Dipper

This the first resonator guitar I have purchased. Couldn't find any at local music stores. So I looked at some on line. Youtube reviews and other. Decided on this one and decided to give Sweetwater a shot. Glad I did. The guitar is nice and the delivery and service from sweetwater is thumbs up too. I would recomend this guitar and sweetwater to anybody. Thanks again sweetwater.

Best resonator for the money.

Got it today. Haven't put it down, & it's now 3AM. It's a small guitar, but has HUGE volume, and great tone. Finger picked, it's a bit like a banjo on steroids. I got this to maybe figure out some slide licks, but I may never bother. This thing has a very unique sound that sets it apart, & the string to string definition is far better than some other more pricey ones that I've played. It came well packed & double-boxed. The fit & finish are perfect. It looks "vintaged" but not "beat-up." Came w/a great set up, was in tune right out of the box. I used to fear buying a guitar over the internet. But that was before Sweetwater. My rep, Derek, will convince you that drummers can indeed be trusted with other matters. I recommend the HoneyDripper, and Sweetwater.
Music background: Once upon a time....

Outstanding!!! (Stop looking and buy this one!)

This is the first resonator that I've owned, personally. Though I have played some belonging to other people. Most of my collection are of upper end guitars. I'm 50 & not stranger to tone, performance or build quality, This Honey Dipper keeps impressing me more and more when compared to others out there. I've looked all around to buy another for additional tuning and an opportunity to explore a little - to play another type or brand and see what's out there. Let me start by saying I researched the ***** out of resonators before originally buying my Gretsch Honey Dipper. I made myself miserable night after night, hours and hours trying to make a decent decision. This has to be the best money I've spent in a looong time. I went through it all over again researching to buy a second resonator. I've un-surprisingly come to the conclusion that this is such a great guitar in it's range that I'm going to buy another one of these instead of trying something different. JUst going to get another color,..can't decide between the brass or green though. The neck is solid and a very gentle V,- barely there - it'll feel great no matter your hand size (mine are med.average sized) The body is so well done I just cant find any issues or flaws at all. Holds tune incredibly well. Frets are perfect and finished - nothing to do. It's finish is simple and beautiful with a satin shimmer. It's got some weight to it for a smaller guitar, built like a tank and I think this plays into its awesome tone. I love it for that. It has character to its sound, not thuddy or harsh - very well balanced and RICH. Not some stamped out tin can like most. It's tone is a wonderful balance, very 'bell' like. Not harsh, jangly or tin like at all. It has a clarity and warmth to the tone I did NOT expect. The demo videos do not do it justice at all! It will respond to how you play it. It will easily compete with others twice this price and more. I bought mine originally thinking I would upgrade the cone later. I still haven't 1.5 yr later. I'm a G. tech and I haven't even given it a proper set up yet as it played perfectly right out of the box. It was set at a height that was perfect for finger style and slide combo's. I have heard a couple of people since upgrading the cones on theirs with spectacular results. I personally love it just as it is. Gretsch absolutely nailed it with this one! If you're the guy I used to be, looking hard and stressed out about making a good pick. Buy this one, sit down with it one night by yourself and play it uninterupted. This guitar is HIGH QUALITY and worth it's price times over. Seriously! Do it!

Honey Dipper

Very nice quality. Set up was good out of the box. The only problem is I have to clean up my playing because this thing is very, very loud and amplifies very mistake. If you are looking for something to play delta blues this is it.

Great Resonator

Really good action, love the sound it puts ou. Has that old southern blues feel to it. Both slide and picking.
Music background: Been playing since I was 5. 61 now.
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