Gretsch G6137TCB Panther in Flagstaff Sunset
Gretsch expands finish options for the G6137TCB Panther with the limited edition Flagstaff Sunset finish version.
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This new limited run special shade of red finish will add to the standard black and white production model finish that is currently available.
Gretsch is well known when it comes to rockabilly and country music friendly full-hollow body guitars, but they do have solidbody and semi-hollow guitar offerings as well. The new limited edition G6137TCB Panther adds to their thinline guitar lineup.
The guitar starts with a three-ply maple double-cutaway body that is 3/4" deep and measures 16" at the lower bout. The top and back features arched maple, while two f holes give you a peek at the semi-hollow chamber inside the body. The sides of the body are all crafted from solid maple wood.
What separates this guitar from Gretsch hollow body guitars is use of a long spruce center block on the body. This center block runs the entire length of the guitar body, which the company hopes will help in improving the sound of the instrument.
The official description describes this center-block body design by saying, "The center block runs the entire length of the body and imparts several sonic advantages. First, it minimizes body-resonant feedback and creates a more "high gain-friendly" performance. Second, it's made of spruce, which produces a spirited, lively tone. Third, the center block itself is chambered at the lower bout to minimize weight. Fourth, the pinned wood bridge base extends over the sides of the center block about 5/8" on either side, transferring string vibration energy to the two f-hole-vented body chambers to produce a full-bodied tone.
The neck of the guitar is crafted from 3-piece maple, just like the top and back of the body. It has a rosewood fretboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, pearloid neo-classic thumbnail markers, 12" radius and 1.68" nutwidth. Other features include the scale length of 24.6", gloss urethane finish, and single-ply bound headstock with pearloid Gretsch logo.
Giving the guitar its amplified voice are two High Sensitive Filter'Tron pickups that are routed to a basic 3-position toggle, two volume controls for each pickup, one master volume knob and a master tone knob.
Other hardware include an Adjusto-Matic pinned Rosewod base, Bigsby B6C Vibrato Tailpiece with Gretsch Logo, Grover Sta-Tite Die-Cast tuners, and it uses bone material for the nut.
Pricing and availability will soon be available, for more information about the new G6137TCB Panther in Flagstaff Sunset, head over to Gretsch Guitars.
Tim Reede Apollo
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