Gretsch launches Brian Setzer Black Phoenix at NAMM 2015

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The impressive looking G6136SLBP provides both classic Gretsch appointments and hot-rodded electrics in a new signature model. Notable features include the ‘silver sparkle’ headstock with Brain Setzer’s signature on the back, ‘silver-sparkle’ body bindings and silver Plexi pickguard. The Black Phoenix is constructed with a ‘Falcon’-style body arched back and front, 3-ply maple top with 1959 trestle bracing, maple ‘U’-shaped neck, ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl neo-classic thumbnail inlays and 22 medium frets.

Hardware includes a Bigsby B6C vibrato tailpiece, Grover Imperial tuners, Schaller straplocks and an Adjusto-matic ‘pinned’ bridge with a rosewood base. Also of note are the Brian Setzer Signature TV Jones pickups with 3-position switching and a single master volume. A Gretsch G6242L deluxe hardshell case is included.

Gretsch G6136SLBP Brian Setzer Black Phoenix

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