Gretsch Professional Collection

Gretsch G6137TCB Panther Center-Block

[NAMM] 3 Gretsch Center-Block Series guitars

Along with the 130th Anniversary guitaris, Gretsch will introduce at NAMM 2013 three new archtop Center-Block guitars.

The Center Block series features a long spruce center block that runs the entire length of the body and minimizes body-resonant feedback. The center block itself is chambered at the lower bout to minimize weight.

The G6137TCB Panther Center-Block features a 1 3/4"- deep double-cutaway three-ply maple body with a 16" lower bout, arched top and back and two F holes. Other features include a three-piece maple neck, 12"-radius bound rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and pearloid Neo-Classic "thumbnail" inlays, single-ply bound headstock with pearloid Gretsch logo, and dual High Sensitive Filter’Tron pickups. The guitar also has a top- mounted output jack, "G" arrow control knobs and chrome hardware, an Adjusto-Matic bridge with pinned rosewood base and Bigsby B6C tailpiece, Grover Sta-Tite tuners and Schaller strap locks. Available in Black and White. Deluxe hard-shell case included.

The Gretsch Professional Collection introduces an new version of the Falcon design with the arrival of the G6139CB Falcon Center-Block Single Cutaway guitar. It features a beautiful 1 3/4"- deep single-cutaway three-ply maple body with a 16"- lower bout, arched top and back and two oversized F holes. Other features include a three-piece maple neck; 12"-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, pearloid Neo-Classic "thumbnail" inlays; Gretsch "winged/ vertical" sparkle logo and dual High Sensitive Filter’Tron pickups. The guitar also has jeweled-arrow knobs and gold hardware, an Adjusto-Matic bridge with pinned ebony base and Cadillac "G" tailpiece, Grover Imperial tuners and Schaller strap locks. Available in White with Gold Sparkle appointments and Black with Silver Sparkle appointments. Deluxe hard-shell case included.

The Gretsch Professional Collection introduces another new Falcon, the G6139T-CBDC Falcon Center-Block Double Cutaway guitar. It features a 1 3/4"-deep double-cutaway three-ply maple body with a 16" lower bout, arched top and back, multi-ply sparkle appointments and oversized F holes. Other features include a three-piece maple neck; 12"-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, pearloid Neo-Classic "thumbnail" inlays and multi-ply sparkle appointments; Gretsch "winged/vertical" sparkle logo; and dual High Sensitive Filter’Tron pickups. The guitar also has jeweled-arrow knobs and gold hardware, an Adjusto-Matic bridge with pinned ebony base and Bigsby B6G tailpiece, Grover Imperial tuners and Schaller strap locks. Available in White with Gold Sparkle appointments and Black with Silver Sparkle appointments. Deluxe hard-shell case included.

Discover the Center-Block Series on www.gretschguitars.com/features/130-anniversary.