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Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator Natural

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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 featur...  Click To Read More About This Product

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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
  • Spider bridge
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Gretsch GuitarsRoot Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator
 
4.7

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (14)
  • Consistent (12)
  • Well built / quality (7)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Value

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...Read complete review

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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Defective

My hisband has many guitars including a few very expensive ones, but did not have a reonator. I bought this as a birthday gift thinking it would be fun. We'll see. So far...Read complete review

My hisband has many guitars including a few very expensive ones, but did not have a reonator. I bought this as a birthday gift thinking it would be fun. We'll see. So far it's been a disappointment and hassle. Not a very good advertisement for Guitar Center either as it was ooened at a birthday party where there were a lot if musicians and everyone present knew that it had arrivedcsndd been sold with a defect.

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(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Value

By Lee Grady

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.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I absolutely love it!

By MICHAEL

from Port Richey

Site Member

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

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great sounding guitar for not a lot of money

By Creamy Cheetah

from Kentucky

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

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.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great intro resonator guitar

    By Mike McClanahan

    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...

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Yowza,yowza ! Buy one NOW!

    By Dutch Haling

    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

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great but odd strap holder

    By Kevin

    from Maryland

    About Me Experienced

    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.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Superb affordable reso

        By Son Jack

        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.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        classic style,looks and sound

        By DOUGLAS HARTSHORN

        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.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent entry level reso

        By Son

        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.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great sound

        By resonator

        from Mckinney, TX.

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

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

          Great sounding guitar. Great tone play-ability and quality for the price.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wow!

          By ROBERT

          from undisclosed

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I've owned several resonators over the years and the Gretsch Boxcar is by far my favorite! Very well built and the tone is outstanding. Intonation is accurate, action is effortless, tuners feel like Waverly with ebony buttons! At such an affordable price I am thinking about getting a couple more so I don't have to change tunings... just kidding (maybe)

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Clean look/ handles nicely

              By Don

              from San Bernardino, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  It was packed well, opened her up tuned it and started playing, didn't want to put it down, very clean design, no frills, quality was good, good action, very crisp sound. Don't see how you could not like this resonator guitar. Made in China, but for the price tag you can't go wrong. Also liked the shape of the neck.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Tone

                  By Dave

                  from Ogden, UT

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Nice Action

                  Cons

                  • Sharp Frets

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

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

                  I love this guitar for fingerstyle and flat picking. Learning slide on this and it suites my purpose for that. Mine had some seriously sharp fret ends that I have taken care of myself. I expected some problems for this price. Well pleased except for the sharp frets.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  GOOD VALUE! HAPPY I GOT IT!

                  By Geo

                  from Ashland, Oregon

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Handsome Instrument
                  • Nice compact parlor-size
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Busking
                    • Practicing
                    • Travel

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

                    This is a solid, well-built Chinese guitar. The tone is very good. It has it's own unique voice compared to my other guitars. In particular, the strings resonate in a balanced fashion, which I like. In-other-words, it's not bass-heavy like some guitars. The factory action seemed higher than what I prefer. I typically have new guitars set-up by my Luthier; however, the more I play it, the more I like the action right where it is. This is my resonator guitar and I'm quite enamored with it.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The people aat the Guitar Center were great-very helpful. I

                    By Kid Rocker

                    from Springfield, VA

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

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

                      Very Happy

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great deal

                      By Drew

                      from undisclosed

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                      Verified Buyer

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

                      Beauty!! Straight out of the box playability, played one in the store and the set up was great, same with this one I bought online, great tone for the prjce

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I love it

                      By Wil H.

                      from Fayetteville, AR

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Good Tone
                      • Well Built

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

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

                        I bought this guitar today and I am loving it. It was setup right out of the box and sounds great.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        THE GRETSCH THAT STOLE CHRISTMAS

                        By GATORMAN

                        from OLD FORT NC

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        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.

                             
                            5.0

                            Gretsch! You guys are doing good!

                            By PATREYAN

                            from not Los Angeles

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • get a leash and a key
                            • hard core
                            • no neuropathy problems at all
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                            • sensitive

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • pick on it, beat on it
                            • Practicing
                            • rock and rock hard
                            • slide, chords, both

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

                            Listen here's the deal - I've been glassin all over the place for a real, hard core resonator that knows how to rock and rock good. Black chrome, coneless dies, ones from sales whatever man. I mean if you wanna move in on my 2395, you can move in but you gotta trust me. ii need to be rocked.
                            Pick on it, beat it, hold E on down.. If you see it and you wanna go over and try it out, try it out man. If you're in the building you wanna pick on it try it out. Serious review only, it just trust me.
                            Keep 'em up high and tight for playing with the slide, or low and loose if you just want to use your fingers. Most like it right in the middle but for me the only way is real high and real tight.
                            My brother didn't believe me i went from a small, weak, sound to this much fuller much bigger sound. I only gave it four strokes, but then he tried it and after only three he shot the biggest widest grin of his life. And his own is even bigger and makes even more sound, but this works 100% trust me Try. it. out.
                            Its a white hot trash can cone thump, let's rock.

                             
                            5.0

                            Sweet sound from this guitar!

                            By Fairygirl

                            from Coventry, RI

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Practicing

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

                              The sound that comes from this gorgeous instrument is amazing! Just want to keep playing it.

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