Gretsch G9550 New Yorker Archtop
Gretsch Guitars expand their Roots Collection with the '50s era jazzbox inspired G9550 New Yorker Archtop.
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As part of the Roots Collection, this guitar brings you back to the roots of the instrument by resurrecting an old Gretsch model - an archtop called New Yorker. This reproduction comes with a grand-auditorium shape that combines vintage tone and looks with modern playability.
The big grand-auditorium body features an arched solid spruce top supported by laminated maple back and sides. The guitar comes in a semi-gloss vintage sunburst finish that looks much like the sought after vintage models. Two oversized F holes and a tortoiseshell pickguard complete the instrument's jazzbox look.
The neck of the guitar is made of mahogany, carved into a vintage "V" profile. It has 19 vintage tall frets and it joins the body at the 14th fret. It has a scale length of 25", nut width of 1.75" and fingerboard radius of 9.45", that gives it a more modern and comfortable playing feel. The rosewood fretboard also features pearloid dots as markers.
All the metal hardware used on the G9550 New Yorker Archtop follow a nickel theme, including the Grover Sta-Tite Die Cast tuning machines. The bridge is made of rosewood to match the fingerboard while the nut is made of synthetic bone.
Check out this demo video where the G9550 New Yorker is on comping duty:
Pricing information will soon be available but we can expect it to be quite affordable like other instruments from the Roots Collection. For more information on the G9550 New Yorker Archtop, visit Gretsch Guitars.
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