Classic Squareneck Resonator from Gretsch
First developed in the pre-amplified 1920s to accompany the much-louder horn instruments in popular ensembles of the time, resonator guitars are truly a uniquely American innovation. The Gretsch G9210 Boxcar Squareneck Resonator stays true to the design and features of these early resonators with an all-mahogany body and Gretsch Ampli-Sonic diaphragm spider resonator cone. This aluminum cone is hand-spun in Eastern Europe and kicks out an impressive level of volume and mesmerizing resonant midrange. A gorgeous padauk fingerboard with abalone dot inlays responds beautifully whether you are playing chords or using a slide. The G9210 lets you explore the styles of old country, blues, and early folk as well as whatever sonic innovations you can dream up. Resonator players at Kenny’s Music love the G9210 Boxcar Squareneck Resonator for its playability and tone.
Gretsch’s G9210 Boxcar Squareneck Resonator features tasteful vintage appointments that would look right at home in the company’s catalogs of yesteryear. With the G9210, you get a lovely top graced with a finish that not only looks great but also enhances the instrument’s tone. There is also the intricate, mesmerizing design of the spider cone resonator itself which just oozes old-timey vibe and makes you happy they do still make a classic instrument like the G9210.
Gretsch’s legacy in American music
The Gretsch G9210 standard resonator guitar transports you back to Gretsch’s roots in American music. Everyone knows Gretsch electric guitars and drums, but many don’t know they got their start in 1883 as a banjo company. It wasn’t long before Gretsch was making mandolins, ukuleles, and eventually flat-top guitars, contributing to the very roots of American music. So when you pick up a Gretsch resonator, you’re holding more than a great resonator, you’re holding a piece of American music history.
- Mahogany top, back, sides, and neck emit great resonator tone
- Padauk fingerboard with 19 frets responds beautifully to chording or a slide
- Gretsch Ampli-Sonic Eastern European hand-spun spider cone and bridge
- Grover Sta-Tite tuning machines keep you in tune