Gretsch G9230 Squareneck Bobtail

Acoustic-electric Squareneck Resonator Guitar with Mahogany Top, Sides, and Neck; Rosewood Fingerboard; Hand-spun Spider Cone; and Fishman Pickup
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Plug in This Squareneck Resonator and Wail!

The Gretsch G9230 Squareneck Bobtail Deluxe acoustic-electric resonator guitar puts authentic resonator tone in to your sonic bag of tricks! The G9230 features a mahogany top, body, and neck, and a rosewood fingerboard that makes barring a pleasure. 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 G9230 Squareneck Bobtail deluxe resonator guitar!

Gretsch G9230 Squareneck Bobtail Deluxe A/E Resonator Guitar at a Glance:
  • Classic resonator tone
  • Beautifully appointed
  • Gretsch's legacy in American music
Classic resonator tone

The Gretsch G9230 Squareneck Bobtail deluxe resonator guitar is fitted with the company's Ampli-Sonic Eastern European hand-spun cone and bridge. This spider cone delivers serious volume and classic resonator tone. Put this baby on your lap, grab your bar and start playing - you won't want to stop. And with the G9230's onboard Fishman pickup, you're gig-ready, right from the get-go. When you're looking for different sonic colors for your musical palette, the Gretsch G9230 is a great choice.

Beautifully appointed

Gretsch's G9230 Squareneck 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 G9230, 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 G9230 Squareneck 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 G9230 Squareneck 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 Stay-Tite tuning machines
  • Semi-gloss mahogany finish
Get resonator tone and easy playability with Gretsch's G9230 Squareneck 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 Square
Number of Frets 19
Scale Length 25"
Tuning Machines Grover Stay-Tite
Bridge Material Gretsch Ampli-Sonic spider cone/bridge
Electronics Fishman pickup
Strings D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Light, (.012-.053)
Manufacturer Part Number 2716020503

Customer Reviews

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5/5

First Dobro

Just picked this Dobro up three weeks ago. Been playing rhythm guitar for a few years now so this is a whole new deal. Beautiful guitar. Sounds great with plenty of volume unplugged. I got the Behringer AD21I to pluginto before going into my Roland Cube amp. What a sweet sounding set-up this make. WOW.. I'm lving it.
Music background: Done a few gigs.
5/5

Gretsch bobtail

I bought mine a little over a year ago, and I've gigged with it, taught lessons on it, recorded with it, and played the heck out of it. I'm an experienced player, and was looking for a decent playing and sounding squareneck that I could count on without spending a grand. I got that in spades! This has become my favorite resonator, and I play it more, and like it better thatn many that cost twice as much, No kidding. This is AWESOME value for your dollar, and I have even recomended them to a few students. You can't get a better resonator for under a grand, period.
Music background: pro musician, instructor
5/5

Great Guitar

For the price you can't beat this guitar. I bought this as a "bar guitar" to use for gigs where I need to be amplified and I don't want to take my expensive acoustics. I'm considering buying another one to use for a different tuning. This would also be a perfect starter guitar that you will still be able to use as you progress.
Music background: Weekend Gigger
5/5

Great deal!

I am thrilled with my new reso! Looks great and sounds great. Plus, it has a Fishman pickup that is smooth as silk. This is easily one of the best values ever on a resonator guitar. The Sweetwater reps went above and beyond to provide excellent customer service. I am now a loyal customer..
Music background: DADF#AD
4.5/5

Gretsch Squareneck Offers Lots of Bang for the Bucks!!!

I needed a dobro with amplification, as I was getting lost in the electric guitars and drums in the Christian Praise band I have joined. The mikes and clip on pickup I was using were not doing the job. The Fishman pickup is doing the job for me now. This Dobro looks great and sounds fantastic. I really love the look of the headstock and the price of the instrument was very reasonable. Best of all was the service at Sweetwater, the best I have ever had. Thanks to Stewart and the rest of the pros at your store. I highly recomend this dobro and Sweetwater.
Music background: Hobbyist, ancient hippie, over the hill rock n roller, music lover etc.
See also: Gretsch, Gretsch Resonators