Gretsch G9221 Bobtail Steel RN AE

Resonator Guitar

  • Gretsch Roots Collection
  • Gretsch Ampli-Sonic Spider Resonator Cone
  • Body: Steel
  • Neck: Mahogany (Toona Sinensis)
  • Fretboard: Katalox
  • Neck profile: medium V
  • Nut width: 44.45 mm
  • Scale: 635 mm
  • 19 Frets
  • Spider bridge
  • Pickup system: Fishman Nashville
  • Nickel-plated poinsettia design cover plate
  • 1930's Gretsch headstock with aged pearloid
  • Finish: Steel
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  • D-Tuning Amp
  • D-Tuning DI
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  • F-Tuning Piezo DI
  • G-tuning
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Further Information

Body Steel
Fretboard Katalox
Neck shape Roundneck
Nut width in mm 44,45 mm
Frets 19
Colour Chrome
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jodolittle, 01.01.2021
This guitar has exceeded all my expectations. It is beautiful, sounds - well to be frank, it sounds even better than I thought it would - and it has shot to the top of my preferred guitars in my little collection. Acoustically its louder and thicker than I expected. Electrified, its got an awesome bite (though that partly depends on what you put it through). I put it through a Marshall valve amp yesterday and it sounds fantastic through that. Will try it through my Fishman soon and see what its like through that.

And a special thanks to Thomann, I was really worried about how instruments would fare going through the mail but the packaging is absolutely fantastic. So too are the folks at Thomann International. A BIG Thank you.
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ValPas, 18.10.2018
Perfection! Just what I had been expecting: perfectly finished, wonderful tone (both electro-acoustic and unplugged), high sustain and great tuning stability. It's one of the best resonator guitars ever conceived and the build is just fantastic. Try it on anything like "Water of Love" and you'll instantly see the fit. Thanks to Thomann for their continuous efforts in ensuring the high quality of the products they sell to customers (never had to return anything up to now) and in having chosen only the most reliable of delivery services. Hats off, guys!
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Eine Gitarre mit viel Resonanz
leo dobro, 15.06.2018
Ich hatte Zeit, die man sich auch nehmen sollte, und da ich eh in der Nähe von Treppendorf war, nutzte ich die Gelegenheit um einige Gitarren auszuprobieren.
Die Auswahl der ausgestellten Resonatoren in der mir vorschwebenden Preisklasse war überschaubar. (dies schloss die Auswahl der Gitarren hinter Glas aus)
Aber ich fand schnell heraus, welcher Gitarrentyp zu meinen Klangvorstellungen von einer Resonatorgitarre passte.
Es musste eine mit Stahlkorpus sein und mit Tonabnehmer.
So empfahl mir der freundliche Thomann Berater Die Gretsch mit Tonabnehmer.
Nach eineinhalb Stunden Wartezeit, war sie endlich aus dem Lager und in meinen Händen.
Ich stürmte gleich hoch in die Verstärker Kabine um sie in Ruhe zu testen.
Erster Eindruck: der Blechkasten hat schon Gewicht.
Aber wenn man sitzt fällt das kaum mehr ins ? Gewicht?.
Optisch betrachtet ist die Gitarre sowieso ein Hingucker.
Hals und Korpus sehen hochwertig verarbeitet aus und fühlen sich auch so an.
Auch was die Bespielbarkeit betrifft spürte ich keine Hemmnisse im Vergleich zu meiner Westerngitarre.
Die Gitarre ist sehr laut, was ja der ursprüngliche Sinn dieser Bauart war.
Der Klang umwerfend schön und authentisch.
Dann wollte ich noch wissen, wie die Gitarre über Verstärker klingt.
Mein Eindruck: der (unsichtbare) Tonabnehmer gibt den Klang eins zu eins wieder.
Ich spiele die Gitarre mit Plektrum, aber auch mit Fingerpicking.
Der Reiz des Instruments ist für mich, dass sich die Klangcharakteristik in Abhängigkeit von der Anschlagstärke ändert.
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Gretsch G9221 Bobtail Steel RN AE. che bellezza!
palpucci, 27.03.2019
qualche tempo fa, per qualche tempo, ho suonato una johnson. era una dobro senza infamia e senza lode con problemi di intonazione quando il suonato si faceva dinamicamente pesante. l'ho usata per registrare qualche pezzo con accordature alternative.
questa gretsch è superiore nella costruzione, nel suono ed è già amplificata. per ora mi accontento di arpeggiare un pò, per riprendere la mano. presto ricomincerò a sperimentare con accordature à la nick drake.
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