One strum of the Honey Dipper Round-Neck Resonator Guitar transports you back 80 years to a hobo jungle just off the tracks, where wandering workers congregate in camaraderie and the comforting and ca... Click To Read More About This Product
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One strum of the Honey Dipper Round-Neck Resonator Guitar transports you back 80 years to a hobo jungle just off the tracks, where wandering workers congregate in camaraderie and the comforting and captivating strains of a real all-metal resonator guitar waft through the smoke of oil-drum fires and enchant the ears with a sound like raindrops beating on a rusty pump house roof.
The very sound and look of this fine Gretsch creation will make you want to free yourself from the damning confines of your office, your cubicle or whatever it is that enslaves you and hop the next train to anywhere with a smile on your face as big as the sky and a song in your heart. Limited Edition - 300 pcs Worldwide. Case sold separately.
Body Top: Bell Brass
Back and Sides: Bell Brass, Bell Brass
Body Finish: Weathered “Pump House Roof”
Rosette: Not applicable
Neck: Mahogany, Medium “V”
Neck Finish: Vintage Semi-Gloss
Frets: 19 (12 to Body), Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: White Dot
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.75” (44.45 mm)
Truss Rod: Dual-Action Head Adjust
Tuning Machines: Grover® Sta-TiteTM Die-Cast
Scale Length: 25” (635 mm)
Bridge: Biscuit - Ebony-Tipped Maple
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Strings: D’Addario® EJ16 Phosphor Bronze, Light (.012-.053 Gauges)
Optional Gig Bag or Hardshell Case: Optional Gig Bag or Hardshell Case (GB:099-6481-000 / HC 099-6495-000)
Other Features: Bell Brass Body; Gretsch Ampli-SonicTM Biscuit Resonator Cone and Bridge; Poinsettia Design Cover-Plate; Weathered “Pump House Roof” Body Finish; 1930s Gretsch Headstock with Aged Pearloid Face.
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Comments about Gretsch Guitars Limited Edition Roots Series G9202 Honey Dipper Special Resonator Acoustic Guitar:
This is a beautiful looking resonator and sounds great. Guitar Center had several of these guitars from a rejected lot. The reduced price was impossible to resist. So, I took a chance and ordered one, sight-unseen. Yes, there were a few small blemishes. But nothing you would notice, unless someone pointed it out. CONS: 1) The guitar is heavy and wants to roll off your right leg. There is no strap button on the left side, and I was not going run a string through the head stock. So, I installed a strap button on the body near the 12th fret. This required removing the strings and aluminum center disk (cool looking). Then, drilling a hole through the metal body. I screwed the strap button into a small oak wood block on the inside (similar to how Gretsch did it on the right). Now, the guitar is perfectly balanced. 2) Although the finish is beautiful, it's easily scratched. You're going to have to get used to it.
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