Product Ref: 101097
The G9240 Alligator Biscuit Roundneck Resonator comes from the Gretsch Roots Collection which aims to resurrect classic designs from past generations and bring their unique tones to the modern stage. The G9240 Round Neck is perfect for creating the loud and metallic tones of delta blues. If you need a unique tonal addition to your guitar collection, or simply want to explore the delta-blues sound both at home and on the stage, here is the ideal instrument to let you do so.
The G9240 Alligator Biscuit features the Gretsch Ampli-Sonic diaphragm (resonator cone) which is hand-spun in Eastern Europe and crafted from nearly 99 percent pure aluminium. This creates the resonator's distinct metallic overtones and delta-blues sound. It is mounted to a mahogany body; a wood chosen for its warmth and projection. The mahogany neck and katalox fingerboard provide additional sustain and dark resonance. The "Biscuit" is a hard maple disc topped with a maple/ebony bridge saddle and is designed to let the string vibrations transfer directly through to the cones underneath. This gives this guitar a particularly loud and resonant sound. If you're familiar with the delta-blues tone, this resonator guitar will allow you to recreate it in a powerful and authentic way.
The G9240 features a round-back neck with a vintage 'V' neck profile to fit comfortably in your left hand. The semi-gloss finish allows for smooth transitions along the neck. The body features traditional f-holes and is finished in a lovely 2-tone sunburst to let the beauty of the mahogany show through. With its traditional design features, the Gretsch Alligator Biscuit wouldn't look out-of-place from many decades ago in the Mississippi delta, and will give you authentic and powerful tones.
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