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Gretsch Guitars G9240 Alligator Biscuit Roundneck Resonator

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271-8010-503

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The miracle of volume! When you play chunk rhythm, finger-style, bottleneck or anything else, the all-mahogany deluxe-appointed G9240 Alligator Biscuit Roundneck resonator guitar projects its distinctively swampy tones all the way to the back door of any dance hall. Like all fine Gretsch resonator guitars, the vital feature of the G9240 is the all-new Gretsch "Ampli-Sonic" diaphragm (resonator cone). Hand-spun in Eastern Europe from nearly 99-percent pure aluminum, the Ampli-Sonic diaphragm yields an impressive quality and volume of tone.

BODY
Body Material: Laminated Mahogany
Body Shape: Non-Cutaway
Body Back: Laminated Mahogany
Body Sides: Laminated Mahogany
Body Top: Laminated Mahogany
Body Finish: Semi-Gloss Vintage Sunburst
Bracing: Internal Sound-Well
Purfling: Black/White
F Holes Sound Holes: "F" Holes
Body Depth: 3.5" (89 mm)
Body Length: 18.87" (479 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout: 9.875" (251 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout: 14.125" (359 mm)
Body Binding: Aged White/Black/White

NECK
Neck Shape: Medium "V"
Number of Frets: 19 (12 to Body)
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Fingerboard Radius: 15.75" (400 mm)
Fretboard: Rosewood
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Finish: Semi-Gloss Vintage Sunburst
Nut Width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
Scale Length: 25" (635 mm)
Headstock: 1930's Gretsch 3x3
Neck Binding: Aged White
Truss Rods: Dual-Action Head Adjust
Truss Rod Nut: Hex

HARDWARE
Hardware Finish: Nickel-Plated
Bridge: Biscuit - Hard Maple with Ebony/Maple Saddle
Bridge Cover: Weathered
Tuning Machines: Grover Sta-Tite Die-Cast
String Nut: Bone

MISCELLANEOUS
Strings: D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze, Light (.012-.053 Gauges)
Unique Features: Gretsch Ampli-Sonic Biscuit Resonator Cone; Weathered Poinsettia Cone Cover and Trapeze Tailpiece.
Included Accessories: Truss-Rod Hex Wrench

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Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
While I own multiple instruments, this is the only resonator guitar I have any experience with so while I can't compare it to others, I can give you my general opinion on it. Now, as far as resonator guitars go, this unit comes in at a fairly low price point, so it is an excellent starter unit for those that want to explore this instrument. Having said that, I have been playing it regularly now for nearly two years and I'm sticking with it. No need to move on to a more expensive unit as far as I am concerned. Here's why: The fit, finish, and workmanship on this instrument is top notch. The tuners are rock solid. Quality control levels appear to be pretty high. The sound from this little unit is warm and bold. The mahogany construction coupled with the nickel plated resonator cone ensemble makes for a range of tones. The weakest link in that setup is the bottom end - notes at the low end of the scale are a little dull when using a steel slide. I find that when I switch to a glass slide, those low notes take on a fatter sound...so maybe it is a matter of switching up slides for the type of music you are doing. This unit has no amplification, but I have mic'd it on stage and been very pleased with the results. The body on this unit is smaller than any other guitar I own, so it definitely has a different feel to it. I find that I play it lap style more often than traditional guitar style and the smaller size makes it very comfortable to play in that fashion. Of course, I don't think there is an ugly resonator guitar out there anywhere...seems companies build some real style into these instruments. and the Gretsch Alligator is no exception. From the dark mahogany sunburst top to the tortoiseshell headstock, it's one pretty unit.
Posted by Thomas on Sep 16, 2017
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