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Featured worldwide in popular music of all styles, the ukulele is experiencing a phenomenal rebirth in popularity. At the request of Gretsch fans everywhere they have reintroduced a selection of class... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Featured worldwide in popular music of all styles, the ukulele is experiencing a phenomenal rebirth in popularity. At the request of Gretsch fans everywhere they have reintroduced a selection of classic best sellers featuring unparalleled tone and quality at sensational low prices.

The G9121 A.C.E features a Fishman Kula pickup with preamp; solid quartersawn mahogany top; laminated mahogany back and sides; one-piece mahogany neck; rosewood fingerboard and bridge; "snowflake" position markers; bone nut and saddle; 19 frets; 17" scale length; Grover 9NB geared tuners; Aquila Nylgut strings; "open pore" semi-gloss finish and deluxe fitted gig bag.

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.

FEATURES

  • Fishman Kula pickup with preamp
  • Solid quartersawn mahogany top
  • Laminated mahogany back and sides
  • One-piece mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • "Snowflake" position markers
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • 19 frets
  • 17" scale length
  • Grover 9NB geared tuners
  • Aquila Nylgut strings
  • "Open pore" semi-gloss finish
  • Includes gig bag
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Gretsch GuitarsRoot Series G9121 Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A blast to play!

I'm a 20+ year guitar player and this is my first uke. I chose the Gretsch because of the Fishman electronics and Grover tuners. This thing is an absolute blast to play! The...Read complete review

I'm a 20+ year guitar player and this is my first uke. I chose the Gretsch because of the Fishman electronics and Grover tuners. This thing is an absolute blast to play! The action was great straight out of the box and the included case is a nice bonus. The built-in tuner works great and confirms that the uke stays in tune extremely well. It sounds fantastic unplugged and also sounds great when I plug it into my PA. I definitely recommend this uke.

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Nice, but not a 5 star purchase

I purchased this ukulele online from Guitar Center a few months ago, I wanted to wait a bit so avoid using just an initial impression. The first uke that arrived was obviously a demo...Read complete review

I purchased this ukulele online from Guitar Center a few months ago, I wanted to wait a bit so avoid using just an initial impression. The first uke that arrived was obviously a demo model pulled from one of the stores, scratch marks from someone apparently using a pick! Be advised I purchased a new unblemished uke! As this was not satisfactory I called and the customer service was great, they sent out a replacement immediately. The next one to arrive appeared to be brand new and un-played, however, the cosmetics left much to be desired. Although the neck and headstock were terrific, the neck to body joint showed a lot of excess glue on the soundboard! Also, the sides of the uke showed defects (deep scratches) that were simply varnished over. Very poor quality control in my opinion. Also, the stain used is a bit bright for my liking, but, others may disagree. Now, I'll save the possitives for last, the sound plugged and unplugged is great, I did not return this unit as I felt cosmetics aside it was a decent value. I did expect more from Gretsch on the esthetics but I think for what was paid I am satisfied, just let the buyer beware when purchasing online. I would not hesitate to buy from Guitar Center again, however, I will not order anything online, I would highly suggest you go to the store and check it firsthand if at all possible.

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A blast to play!

By Brian Orourke

from Delray Beach, Florida

Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9121 Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele:

I'm a 20+ year guitar player and this is my first uke. I chose the Gretsch because of the Fishman electronics and Grover tuners. This thing is an absolute blast to play! The action was great straight out of the box and the included case is a nice bonus. The built-in tuner works great and confirms that the uke stays in tune extremely well. It sounds fantastic unplugged and also sounds great when I plug it into my PA. I definitely recommend this uke.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice, but not a 5 star purchase

By Michael

from PA

Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9121 Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele:

I purchased this ukulele online from Guitar Center a few months ago, I wanted to wait a bit so avoid using just an initial impression. The first uke that arrived was obviously a demo model pulled from one of the stores, scratch marks from someone apparently using a pick! Be advised I purchased a new unblemished uke! As this was not satisfactory I called and the customer service was great, they sent out a replacement immediately. The next one to arrive appeared to be brand new and un-played, however, the cosmetics left much to be desired. Although the neck and headstock were terrific, the neck to body joint showed a lot of excess glue on the soundboard! Also, the sides of the uke showed defects (deep scratches) that were simply varnished over. Very poor quality control in my opinion. Also, the stain used is a bit bright for my liking, but, others may disagree. Now, I'll save the possitives for last, the sound plugged and unplugged is great, I did not return this unit as I felt cosmetics aside it was a decent value. I did expect more from Gretsch on the esthetics but I think for what was paid I am satisfied, just let the buyer beware when purchasing online. I would not hesitate to buy from Guitar Center again, however, I will not order anything online, I would highly suggest you go to the store and check it firsthand if at all possible.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gretsch Tenor Electric

By Randolph Scott

from Worlington, UK

Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9121 Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele:

I currently own two ukes before this one, a soprano and a baritone. I chose this tenor for the look, the Gretsch name, the Fishman name, the cutaway and the build quality I knew that I would get. I was not disappointed at all in any aspect. The fit and finish is well done, the tone is very nice acoustically and electrically. It works well with both my tube anp and my solid state amp. I'm quite happy not only with the instrument, the gig bag that came with it, but also how Guitar Center handled my purchase and correctly used USPS Priority Mail to ship it to my military mail box. Many vendors ignore this requirement and things get shipped in the bottom of a boat and take 45-60 days to get to me. GC did it right and earned more of my business that other online vendors have lost by not meeting my needs. Overall, a quite pleasant experience by both the manufacturer and the vendor.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Razor sharp frets

By PE Music

from RockLand

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Pros

  • Nice macines
  • Simple

Cons

  • Boxy
  • Frets not treated
  • Many dinks

Best Uses

  • Teaching

Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9121 Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele:

From the factory and out of the box:
Too many dinks.
Frets untreated and extremely sharp to the touch.
Box sound with little sustain but intonation good.
Nice fishman pickup system.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ukulele extreme

By Bench

from Lodi, NJ

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Quality materials for the price.
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9121 Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele:

    Excellent tone, playability, looks, and the materials are top notch. Hard to beat at this price range.

     
    5.0

    Great Instrument

    By Geezer

    from Galveston, Texas

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    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Strong
    • Well constructed

    Cons

    • Minor buzz on the A string. Hardly noticeable

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9121 Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele:

    I have been a Gretsch fan for over a year since I bought my 12 string white Falcon. It too has the built in tuner. I love built in tuners. Everything about this Uke is quality for the price. Only con is that the A string has a buzz or is a little dead. It is minor and I will have it attended to once the instrument is pride from my hands. Great price great Uke.

     
    1.0

    Would not purchase again. Maybe we just got a lemon.

    By Arch

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9121 Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele:

    The electronics on this unit was terrible. First a wire was loose and guitar center got that issue fixed. Then the tuner did not work, next the amplified sound out sounded horrible. The sound un amplified was good. Had to return it.

     
    5.0

    At this price point, this is a very nice instrument.

    By bassman

    from south oc

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9121 Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele:

      It came nicely set up out of the box, great playability, comfortable, with a nice tone. Easy to play.

       
      5.0

      I Love the Gretsch G9121 Tenor Ukelele.

      By csBari

      from El Dorado County, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9121 Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele:

          A Christmas present for my husband, It is beautiful in perfect condition. has good tone, I may upgrade the strings. This is a fine instrument we expect many years of joy from this. I have recommended this to friends.
          Thank You Gretsch and Guitar Center! :)

           
          5.0

          Warm, clean and great finish

          By PE Music

          from RockLand

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • beautiful finish
          • Good intonation
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • not every model is perfect

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing
          • recording

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9121 Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele:

          Another reviewer mentioned getting a delivery of this guitar and described a used-looking model with glue on the fret board and wear. I think I ended up with the same model hecreturned. By the time I got it, it had all if that plus a soiled case and super sharp blown frets. I returned that junk fir a new exchange. (Bad Penny!)
          It was worth the week of waiting. (Thank you, GC!)
          The nice new model sounds and looks fantastic.
          Live, mic'd or with a pickup; sounds really clean and warm.
          You can really hear the wood.
          Good sustain, and a really handsome design.
          Everyone I show it to is impressed.
          I recorded it and it sounds so "in tune."
          Worth every penny.
          I only suggest you deliver to store and inspect before you take it home.
          You never know when that bad penny us gonna show up again!

           
          4.0

          Great Uke for the price

          By robcur

          from PA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9121 Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele:

              Got this uke at great price with a 15% off coupon. This uke has a beautiful finish and came with a really nice tan case.
              Its got real nice tone and projects very loudly unplugged. Will need a little set up work which is to be expected. I will do that myself. The on board tuner works has a nice a bright display and works great. Have not had a chance to plug it in yet.

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