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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

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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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Features
  • Round neck
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • 25" scale length
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Ampli-Sonic cone
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Gretsch® Instrument Limited Lifetime Warranty FMIC warrants your Gretsch brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Gretsch Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. FMIC has established a network of independent Authorized Service Centers for warranty service. The Gretsch Dealer from whom you purchased your instrument may also be authorized for warranty service and should be the first point of contact when service of any kind is required for your Gretsch instrument. To receive warranty service, return the complete instrument to an Authorized Service Center, with your sales receipt as proof of purchase, during the applicable warranty period. Defective components that qualify for coverage under this warranty will be repaired or replaced (at FMIC's discretion) without charge. Remedies beyond normal service repair of any Gretsch instrument require both an evaluation and confirmation of the defect and a direct recommendation to FMIC from an Authorized Service Center for alternative considerations. All transportation, insurance and freight charges associated with warranty service and repairs on Gretsch instruments are the responsibility of the purchaser, as is any service initiated for the purpose of customizing setups or adjustments beyond factory specifications. Initial standard setup and adjustment of the instrument and its components at the time of purchase are considered normal Dealer product preparation, and are not covered by this warranty. See complete details at http://www.gretschguitars.com/resources/warranty.html


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Gretsch GuitarsRoot Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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4.0

Great but odd strap holder

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from Maryland

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

      Great resonator only con is the strap peg/holder is a wooden cork thing that falls out easily and can't be replaced with a normal straplock due to the big hole when the cork comes out. I just drilled a second strap holder so I could lock it. Other than than that I love it.

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      5.0

      THE GRETSCH THAT STOLE CHRISTMAS

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      from OLD FORT NC

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

          GREAT RESOPHONIC GUITAR. A LOT MORE GUITAR THAN THE PRICE WOULD SUGGEST. SUPER FOR BLUES.

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          5.0

          A great sounding guitar for not a lot of money

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          from Kentucky

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          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Smooth Playing
          • Very Well Built

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

            I ordered the guitar online and it delivered very quick, in very nice packaging.
            The strings were even in tune and very good quality. The guitar sounds amazing for the price. I love how deep and loud it is for such a small 1930's style delta blues resonator. The action is perfect and the neck has the "V" shape that sits great up next to your hand. everyone who sees it and hears it are blown away. When I tell them what I paid for it, they simply can't believe it. I sat down in Guitar Center and played 80% of the guitars in the acoustic room and this guitar took my attention as soon as I strummed it a few times. I went home and looked them up and seen the reviews. It has a sound that can match any other guitar. You will only be disappointed if you don't buy it.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I absolutely love it!

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            from Port Richey

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            Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

            I used to have a very inexpensive resonator guitar that I used it for recording. I had never played another one so I really was pleasantly surprised how wonderfully different this one is. It looks, feels and sounds incredible. Unlike my other resonator, this instrument can be played in place of a standard acoustic guitar because the tone is so beautiful, yet it has all the bluesy twang you would hope for in a resonator. It's great for fingerpicking chords or playing slide licks. I plan on doing both. Do not hesitate to buy this guitar, you won't be sorry

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent entry level reso

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            from Kirkland, WA

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

            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.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            classic style,looks and sound

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            from Rogers City Michigan

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

            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.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Yowza,yowza ! Buy one NOW!

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            from Omaha,Nebraska

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

            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

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            5.0

            Superb affordable reso

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            from Seattle, WA

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

            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.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great intro resonator guitar

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            from Coffeen, IL

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

            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...

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            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Value

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            from Madison, WI

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

            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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