Gretsch Guitars G9231 Bobtail Steel Square-Neck Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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With innovation at its core, the G9231 Bobtail Steel will impress your audience with its sweet quality of tone at cutting volumes. Incorporating a special combination of an all-steel body with renowne... Read More

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With innovation at its core, the G9231 Bobtail Steel will impress your audience with its sweet quality of tone at cutting volumes. Incorporating a special combination of an all-steel body with renowned Gretsch Ampli-Sonic "Spider" cone diaphragm of 99-percent pure aluminum, the Bobtail Steel offers a new tonal signature for your musical creations. Other features include a square mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, Grover Sta-Tite machine heads and Fishman Nashville pickup.

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Features Body
  • Body Shape: Resonator
  • Bracing: Neck Stick
  • F Holes Soundholes: "F" Holes
  • Neck Shape: Squareneck
  • Number of Frets: 19 (12 to Body)
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Aged Pearloid Dots
  • Fingerboard Radius: 15.75" (400 mm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Finish: Semi-Gloss Honey Mahogany Stain
  • Nut Width: 2.008" (51 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25" (635 mm)
  • Hardware Finish: Steel
  • Bridge: Spider - Fishman Nashville
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Sta-Tite Die-Cast
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Strings: D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze, Light (.012-.053 Gauges)
  • Unique Features: Fishman Nashville Resophonic Pickup; Gretsch Ampli-Sonic Spider Resonator Cone and Bridge; Nickel-Plated Poinsettia Design Cover-Plate; 1930's Gretsch Headstock with Aged Pearloid Face
  • Case sold separately
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        Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9231 Bobtail Steel Square-Neck Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I play blues, hawaiian, blue grass and just use this for acoustic and practice only. Looks like GC is having a blemished blow out however, when I received the instrument, not a blemish to be found. It's actually in perfect condition. Love the beautiful steel body. The strings included were somewhat dinky and light. So i changed with EJ42 DAddario. Much better now.
        The pickup is dull. Sounds like plastic when you plug straight in. So best to use it mic'd. Great tone. It's kind of a smaller (not so full) banjo sound. The mid is loud. It's about 7-8 pounds.

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