Gretsch Masterbuilt G6131CS 1955 Firebird Jet
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This is, hands-down, one of the gnarliest Gretsches I've ever had the privilege of playing at Wildwood. I firmly believe that some guitars have innate personalities and proclivities, and this serial wants to rock, and rock hard! It can do other things, certainly, but it begs for riffs on riffs on riffs. Part of what makes it so inspirational is its articulate, percussive attack and its incredible touch-sensitivity. This guitar captures every detail of your right-hand technique, which makes rhythm playing an absolute joy. It certainly nails the Malcolm Young-style Gretsch sound to a T! I think I sat and played power chord riffs in G with the bridge pickup for a good ten minutes, because it sounded so right and so iconic.
In fact, it responds so much to your dynamics, you may find yourself pondering whether or not you even need a pedalboard! The midrange is particularly expressive. It's quite subdued when you play softly except for a vocal resonance in the upper mids, but when you strum hard, it fills out with overtones and gives you the sort of crunchy sparkle that rock guitarists dream of! Nevertheless, this Gretsch is quite versatile. It can do all the jangly, chiming, or twangy tones Gretsches are known for one moment, and it can flex its rock muscles the next. Anyone searching for a spectacular Gretsch will find endless inspiration in this serial!
|Model||Masterbuilt G6131CS 1955 Firebird Jet Relic|
|Finish Color||Firebird Red|
|Master Builder||Stephen Stern|
|Top Wood||Arched Maple|
|Body Wood||Chambered Mahogany Body|
|Neck Dimensions||.870 1st - .950 9th|
|Fingerboard Inlays||Mother-of-Pearl Block|
|Pickups||2 Duncan DynaSonic DeArmond|
|Controls||Master Volume, Bridge Volume, Neck Volume, Master Tone, 3-way Selector Switch|
|Tuners||Gotoh Vintage Style|
|Tailpiece||Gretsch "G" Tailpiece|
|Case||Tweed Hardshell Case|
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