The Gretsch G9200 Boxcar Resonator marks the return of resonators to the Gretsch family. It has the round neck that's preferable for blues-based music such as Mississippi Delta blues, country blues or... Read More
The Gretsch G9200 Boxcar Resonator marks the return of resonators to the Gretsch family. It has the round neck that's preferable for blues-based music such as Mississippi Delta blues, country blues or even ragtime blues. A square neck version, which is used for bluegrass, is also available (please see model G9210, our sku# H80549). The G9200 features a beautiful mahogany body with traditional-style F holes. The heart of this richly resounding guitar is the Gretsch Ampli-Sonic resonator cone, hand-spun in Eastern Europe from nearly 99-percent pure aluminum for fantastic volume and sonic projection.
Gretsch is proud to take players on a musical journey through nearly a century of great Gretsch history by introducing its Roots Collection of acoustic instruments. This exciting family of banjos, mandolins, resonator guitars, ukuleles and Rancher acoustic guitars feature classically authentic Gretsch designs that transport players to a bygone era well before the company made its acclaimed 1950s entry into the electric guitar world.
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I'm a lifelong National Reso player so was a bit skeptical when I first saw the Boxcar, especially because of the low price. However, this is a great, great little reso with lots of warm tone and excellent playability. It doubles up well for both finger picking and slide playing and at the price I may even get a second one so I don't have to re-tune :). Since buying it I added a Lace bridge pickup so I could gig with it and I am in process of getting an EQ pedal to smooth out the rather dominant bass tones when plugged in. I'd say this is certainly worth considering if budget is tight and flexibility is important. I love it.
I have been wanting a resonator guitar for about one year. have read and reviewed customer ratings, guitar groups input and with what I wanted in sound and material with price in consideration the gretsch G9200 root series was my choice. After receiving it I am totally in love with it, the looks the sound and the construction is way beyond the price I paid. You owe it to your self to at least play this one before buying any resonator guitar on the market.
As a long time Dobro/National/Regal owner and player I am always a bit skeptical about any resophonic guitar until I have played it. This new Gretsch resophonic is the bomb! bright,crisp and clear. The round neck is ultra playable and the guitar is well made. I own over 20 resophonic guitars ,square neck,round neck, brass body,steel body and some you would not belive,but this Gretsch has been played 3 -4 hours a day because I like the sound soooo much! It approches my Beard resophonic in style and sound and is almost 99% the same in sound. I call it the Great Gretsch
I'm a long time National reso player and had been looking for a more affordable alternative to the Estralita and have tried pretty much all the major wood body reso's on the market - and this is it. The workmanship is solid, the tone and resonance is strong and overall, it's an eminently playable guitar that is just as easy when finger picking or playing slide.
Well made no frills instrument, but don't let that fool you it sounds and plays great. Action is a little high as it should be but this thing will take a strumming with no buzz and clear tones. 25" scale and small size, but the spider cone makes this baby sing. Great little pick me up and play me guitar that sports a bone nut and Grover open back tuners. Give it a try, you may take one home...
This resonator is a great value. It's based on an actual resonator sold by Gretsch in the 1930s. As far as I can tell, the original had a body by Regal and a resonator cone by Dobro. The original was far from a high-end instrument. The body was made of plywood with a painted finish and binding, for example. Gretsch made some improvements when they put together this reissue. It has a lighter, mahogany ply body, for example. The sound-well has parallelogram shaped openings (this last detail sounds trivial, but it tells me that the designers did some research into the collectors' lore surrounding vintage resonators). The look of the guitar is what first drew me in - the pearloid headstock, vintage Gretsch logo, and mahogany finish. I also prefer the f-holes over the round screen vents found on a lot of wooden resonators (a.k.a. dobros). Aside from all of that, I think the instrument sounds great. I wanted something for playing slide and finger-style in open tuning. I don't use any finger picks. I've played several round-neck resonators in stores, some of them in a much higher price range. I played a few metal-body models that had a sweet slide sound with a pick, but didn't sound as good with my fingers, and didn't sound warm enough for my tastes. The Gretsch has some of the warmth of a wooden guitar along with the volume and projection of a resonator. The vintage v-neck is comfortable and the action was just right for me - high enough to get a clean slide sound and low enough to comfortably fret chords. I know there are better instruments out there, but I doubt you'll find one anywhere close to this price. Bottom line: it's a great value; if you see one, give it a try.
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