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Gretsch Bobtail G9221 Roundneck Steel Resonator Guitar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Gretsch Bobtail Steel-Body Roundneck Resonator Guitar

Metal-bodied resonator guitars are loud by their nature. But when you need more volume, the Gretsch Bobtail features a Fishman Nashville pickup to give you all the signal you need. Whether you play blues, bluegrass or anything else, this acoustic-electric "reso" gives that edgy, swampy slide sound to any style music, at any volume. 

The Bobtail roundneck features a nickel-plated all-steel body with a weathered, brushed-nickel finish. The brushed finish helps hold down fingerprints (compared to typical brass or nickel finishes). The tone is big, cutting, loud and bluesy—just like you expect from a metal-body resonator instrument.

 

The neck is single-piece mahogany with 2” rosewood fingerboard and medium jumbo frets. Tuners are vintage-style open back with black buttons. The resonator is the new Gretsch “Ampli-Sonic” diaphragm made from hand-spun, aluminum, with a 1930s-style ‘poinsettia-pattern’ brushed-metal cover plate. The turn-of-the-century pearloid faceplate on the headstock gives the guitar a nice throwback look. An optional gig bag is available.

 

Why We Like Gretsch Resonator Guitars

 

Creative guitarists—especially studio-denizen tone junkies—are always after a broad array of sounds. And nothing stands out in a mix like a resonator-style guitar, whether played traditionally (roundneck) or with a slide (squareneck). Since vintage instruments can get a little pricey, we’re happy to offer a selection of low-to-mid-priced reso guitars that offer traditional tone and performance without the big investment. 

 

These guitars from the Gretsch Roots Collection do exactly that. Available in both wood and metal bodies, roundneck and squareneck, Gretsch guitars get the authentic sound without the authentic price, and look great doing it.

 

Features

 

Top:                          Steel

Back/Sides:             Steel

Neck:                        Mahogany

Fingerboard:           Padauk

Resonator:               “Ampli-Sonic” diaphragm cone (spun aluminum) 

Bridge:                     Spider-style; Maple bridge; Ebony-tipped saddle

Finish:                      Weathered satin nickel

Fingerboard Inlay:  Dots

Headstock:              1930s Gretsch inlay over Pearloid facing

Neck Binding:          Aged white

Body Binding:         -

Nut  & saddle:         Bone nut; 1.75"

Tuners:                   Vintage-style open back

Tailpiece:               Trapeze

Frets:                     19 (12 to body)

Pickup:                    Fishman Nashville

Scale:                     25"

Depth:                     3.5”

Body Length:         18.9”

Body Width:           Lower Bout: 14.125”; Upper Bout: 9.875”

Case Options:        Optional gigbag

 

 

 

Features

Top:                           Steel

Back/Sides:              Steel

Neck:                         Mahogany open-pore

Fingerboard:            Padauk

Resonator:               “Ampli-Sonic” diaphragm cone (spun aluminum) 

Bridge:                      Spider-style; Maple bridge; Ebony-tipped saddle

Finish:                       Weathered satin nickel

Fingerboard Inlay:   Dots

Headstock:               1930s Gretsch inlay over Pearloid facing

Neck Binding:           Aged white

Body Binding:          -

Nut  & saddle:         Bone nut; 1.75”

Tuners:                    Vintage-style open back

Tailpiece:                Trapeze

Frets:                      19 (12 to body)

Pickup:                    Fishman Nashville

Scale:                      25"

Depth:                     3.5”

Body Length:         18.9”

Body Width:           Lower Bout: 14.125”; Upper Bout: 9.875”

Case Options:        Optional gigbag