Gretsch G9220 Bobtail Round-neck Mahogany Body Spider Cone Resonator - 2 Color Sunburst

Acoustic-electric Roundneck Resonator Guitar with Mahogany Top, Sides, and Neck; Rosewood Fingerboard; Hand-spun Spider Cone; and Fishman Pickup
Gretsch G9220 Bobtail Round-neck Mahogany Body Spider Cone Resonator - 2 Color Sunburst image 1
Gretsch G9220 Bobtail Round-neck Mahogany Body Spider Cone Resonator - 2 Color Sunburst image 1
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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
  • Beautifully appointed
  • Gretsch's legacy in American music
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.

Beautifully appointed

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:
  • Bound mahogany top; mahogany back, sides and neck
  • Bound rosewood fingerboard with 19 frets (12 to body)
  • 25" scale length
  • Gretsch Ampli-Sonic Eastern European hand-spun spider cone and bridge
  • Fishman Nashville pickup
  • Grover Sta-Tite tuning machines
  • Semi-gloss mahogany finish
Get resonator tone and easy playability with Gretsch's G9220 Roundneck resonator!

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Tech Specs

Resonator Type Spider
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Resonator
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Semi-gloss
Top Wood Mahogany
Back & Sides Wood Mahogany
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay White dot
Binding White
Neck Shape Round
Number of Frets 19
Scale Length 25"
Tuning Machines Grover Sta-Tite
Bridge Material Gretsch Ampli-Sonic spider cone/bridge
Electronics Fishman pickup
Strings D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Light, (.012-.053)
Manufacturer Part Number 2716010503

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
Based on 22 reviews
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5/5

Great Resonator Sound With Versatility

Right out of the box and ready to play! When used acoustically, it provides authentic delta sound with or without slide! Fishman electronics let you get unbelievable sound through what ever processor you use. Another great instrument from Sweetwater!
5/5

Perfect!

Simply perfect. If you play guitar but want that distinct "Dobro" sound and fun... well you found it. Plays GREAT. Sounds Amazing. I couldn't be happier
Music background: Recording Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Pro Musician
5/5

Fabulous Experience

This guitar sounds incredible! Play-ability is excellent for a guitar that is set up for slide or fingering. Fit and finish is outstanding too. I was always afraid to mail order a guitar. I always had to feel one before purchase. But I decide to take a chance. Sweetwater was awesome! Before they ship, guitar techs do a 55-point check on your guitar. They email pics of your guitar before shipping it to you. Packaging was outstanding. Mine arrived polished, shined, and in even in tune! I will not hesitate to order another guitar from Sweetwater. Very happy with the Gretsch G9220 and Sweetwater.
Music background: Hobbyist
5/5

great guitar at any price

Great tone, playability and looks. Quality build and finish. This is not a "budget guitar, but at $500 and 24 months to pay, it fits any budget. If it were American made it would be perfect. But, hey, its an American guitar company and I purchased from an American dealer. This guitar has inspired me to write 5 songs in the first week. Sounds great plugged in and I can't wait to use it on a gig
Music background: pro player for 35 years
5/5

Want clear, crisp tone with sustain?

This is the resonator you've been looking for. I still can't believe the sustain this guitar has, the cone sings forever! It is a very well crafted guitar and worth your money.
Music background: Old hobbyist
See also: Gretsch, Gretsch Resonators