10 New Amazing Features on the Gretsch Players Edition
January 23, 2016
The new Gretsch Players Edition is designed to provide ultimate stability, maximum comfort and powerful sound, resulting in a line of workhorse guitars meant to be played throughout the entire set—every song, every night.
Here are 10 new features behind these professional-grade instruments:
Thinner bodies – 2.25”
Thinner bodies provide greater comfort during long sets, and allow the player to freely “dig in.”
String-Thru Bigsby Tailpieces
Allows for quick, painless string changes.
Pinned Rocking Bar Bridges
Maximum string glide over the bridge allows greater tuning stability while using Bigsby.
TUSQ XL Nuts
Minimizes friction between string and nut.
Locking Tuning Keys
Locking Keys provide easy string changes and excellent tuning stability.
Squeezebox PIO Capacitors
PIO Caps give that silky vintage sound and taper. Treble Bleed Circuit allows the player to back off the volume for greater tonal control.
No-Load Tone Pots
When the tone switch is maxed, Filter’Trons are “wide open.” Rolling back the tone knob engages a smooth rolloff and great tonal flexibility .
Reducing body size can also reduce big body fullness. ML bracing promotes greater air movement and restores the big body sound within a thinner body.
Reinforced Input Jacks
Jack is supported by a wood block that minimizes the danger of the jack pulling through the body.
Guitar remains secure onstage, regardless of player’s movement or activity.