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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


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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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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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  • Square neck
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • 25" scale length
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Ampli-Sonic cone
  • Spider bridge
  • Case sold separately
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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

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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.)

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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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      Always wanted to learn the dobro while this is my first it sounds awesome has good sustain built solid and I am very happy with it

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