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Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9210 Boxcar Square Neck Resonator Natural

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The Gretsch G9210 Boxcar Resonator marks the return of resonators to the Gretsch family. It has the square neck that's preferable for bluegrass. A round-neck version, which is better for blues-based m... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 01-27-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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The Gretsch G9210 Boxcar Resonator marks the return of resonators to the Gretsch family. It has the square neck that's preferable for bluegrass. A round-neck version, which is better for blues-based music, is also available (please see model G9200, our sku# H80534). The G9210 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
  • Square neck
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • 25" scale length
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Ampli-Sonic cone
  • Spider bridge
  • Case sold separately
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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 G9210 Boxcar Square Neck Resonator
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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    • Novice (4)

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(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Sits in it's case unplayable.

By Greg N

from Austin, TX

About Me Novice

Pros

    Cons

    • Breaks Easy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9210 Boxcar Square Neck Resonator:

      Was given the Gretsch 9210 for Christmas 2014. When I returned from vacation in April of this year the tailpiece was broken. I can't find one anywhere. I talked to Fender, and the person indicated there have been issues with the tail piece. I was told they were on back order until July. As of this moment the dobro sits in it's case, an unplayable piece of junk.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Resonator guitar

      By Featherman

      from Bardstown, Ky

      About Me Novice

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9210 Boxcar Square Neck Resonator:

      Musician's friend is great! This is my first resonator guitar and I love it! Talking with the staff before I made up my mind was very positive. I delayed shipping and it worked out perfect! Thanks!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect choice for Blues lovers

      By D Williams

      from Illinois

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Awesome sound
      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • GREAT LOOKING
      • Strong

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9210 Boxcar Square Neck Resonator:

      Beautiful instrument, everything I was looking for in a lap style resonator.

      (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful guitar!

      By soufiej

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9210 Boxcar Square Neck Resonator:

          While I have not played every resonator in this price range, comparing the Gretsch to most others simply shows how much value is in the Gretsch. This is a budget model, though the budget should be affordable by most. I've had more compliments on the looks and sound of this guitar than any other I've owned. The tail piece is not fancy and the coverplate will stain over time from body oils. These are cosmetic issues and easily replaced. Or, you can say the guitar will show the love you have put into it. And you will love this resonator! No need to feel as if you have a budget guitar when you walk on stage with the Gretsch. This resonator was designed and built to compete with far more expensive models. Off shore construction but you'd never know it to look at the Boxcar. Short on bling and long on solid construction and sound quality makes for a great value in this price range and even above for the serious player on a budget.

          Change to John Pearse #3000 strings for an instant upgrade. With the OEM strings the Gretsch is a nice value priced guitar. With the JP strings, this is just flat a fabulous guitar at a ridiculously low price. Woody, warm, and loud when picked hard the JP/Gretsch combo have a roundness and a bloom to each picked, slid, hammered-to or pulled-off note with gobs and gobs of sustain. Great dynamics! Very sweet when desired. Can get raucous when needed.

          The OEM cone and spider are exceptional at this price. Most of the sound of a resonator comes from these parts and Gretsch has done a very good job with them. You can upgrade to the Boxcar to a more expensive (USA made) set though the stock parts are so good, you'll question the diminishing returns of spending more. Out-of-the-box set up is quite good and the guitar can be played as is without concern. Response from Fender/Gretsch to questions regarding tuning and strings has been prompt and helpful. I really doubt I'll need to use the lifetime warranty, this guitar seems solidly built to last.

          If you're not prepared to spend big on a resonator and you want a wooden body and a spider bridge, this is THE resonator to buy and use and love. Pick up the JP strings when you order.

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The value based leader

          By JAN VIGNE

          from Dallas, TX

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9210 Boxcar Square Neck Resonator:

          When taken in the context of other less than $500 resonators, the Gretsch Boxcar scores a full 5 stars. Nothing I've tried from other manufacturers even comes close! Gretsch (now owned by Fender) has done a marvelous job with the Boxcar in every area that counts. I don't have the funds to spend on bling that doesn't add to the sound of the instrument. Yet, I've so far not pulled the Boxcar out of its bag without receiving compliments on its terrific looks. Nothing special really, just good clean lines and a nice finish all well executed. This resonator looks old without looking like someone has taken a bag full of nails to beat it into "roadworn" condition. Who would have thought Fender would exercise such restraint? The back of the headstock bears the words "Handcrafted in China". Well, Fender/Gretsch must be doing some great QC over there. The only flaw you could dispute in the Gretsch's fit and finish is an ever so slight amount of poly finish buildup at the body/neck join. So slight you have to be looking for a problem to notice, this is far less than I've seen on other third world originated guitars including those selling for twice the price of the Boxcar. You really have to look hard to spot any flaws in this instrument, it's that good. And you will get compliments on its looks, people can't seem to restrain themselves. Sit down to play the Boxcar and the sound quality of the Boxcar satisfies everyone who praises its looks - neophytes and experienced players alike. I had inquired on a guitar forum which resonator to play first and last and the Gretsch received unanimous approval. I've cruised the resonator/steel forums and seen nothing but praise for the Gretsch line of resonators from those who have far more experience and far more instruments than I ever will. It is acknowledged to be the value based leader in this price range. Excellent parts for the money and top notch care taken in assembly right down to the set up right out of the box are noted to be the hallmarks of a great resonator and are there to be found in the Gretsch Boxcars. I own the SquareNeck and it's exactly what I wanted in a resonator; easy to play, terrific intonation and a comfortable fit in my lap. The inner parts are what count most in a resonator and the Gretsch scores high on these points with many ol'timers taken by the quality found in the Boxcar. Make no mistake, this is not a $1k resonator or even a $700 instrument. It' an entry level guitar that has everything going for it as a fine tool for the budding player. If you have more money to spend, you can enter the second tier of resonators which will show the limitations of the Boxcar. Slightly light on bass and not quite as sweet in the mids and highs as, say, a GoldTone, the sustain of more precious resonators will only serve to point up the value of the Boxcar. I play with a professional musician who has a truly fine resonator and even she is impressed by the Gretsch. Since parts are interchangeable in most resonators, the Gretsch can be upgraded when funds allow. It will never be a Beard or a Scheerhorn but it will be an instrument you can own with pride and only make better as funds allow. Before you spend money on any other off shore resonator, you really should spend time with the Gretsch. From the first lick you'll hear and feel the quality built into this instrument. Great job Fender! (Additionally, my correspondence with Fender/Gretsch regarding C6 strings was answered promptly and courteously. Uncommon customer service in today's market.)

          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great entry level Square Neck Resonator

          By Mike

          from Norwich, CT

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Plays Looks Sounds Great

          Cons

          • None at this time

          Best Uses

          • Recording Playing Live

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9210 Boxcar Square Neck Resonator:

          Bought this Resonator used. Got a nice price and it was delivered with no flaws. Tone is great and the guitar plays just fine. Stays in tune, good intonation and nice looking too. Be sure you get a slide with a decent weight and a little bit of a nose at end for single notes, pull offs and hammers.

          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Update to my previous review

          By Bob Dunkum

          from Hartwood VA

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9210 Boxcar Square Neck Resonator:

            Ok, it has settled in and I love this reso!
            I was overly critical before. The fit and finish is great for this price. It holds tune well plays great and sounds awesome. I would say for the money you can't buy one better. If you are in the market for this price range buy it!!

            (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Cool resonator!

            By Bob Dunkum

            from Hartwood VA

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9210 Boxcar Square Neck Resonator:

                This is my first resonator. I was hesitant to buy since it's brand new to the market and there weren't many reviews. I just received it yesterday and I like. It sounds really good for the price range. The fit and finish could be better but for the money you can't expect a National. Now I have to learn to play it.

                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Feels like you own a piece of history!

                By Christian Ticas

                from Pasadena

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9210 Boxcar Square Neck Resonator:

                When i first brought it home, i was excited. I mean the guitar looks great. The guy at guitar center was even a bit upset because he himself wanted it. Though, after really getting to play more Resonators, I realized it is a bit lacking in the tone, but a GREAT guitar to take your guitaring up a notch. Has a very deep tone, and a great price for the look and feel. I recommend it.

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