Gretsch launches New Yorker Archtop at NAMM 2015


Evoking the ‘cello’ archtops that were used in the big bands of the ‘40’s and ‘50’s, the G9555 New Yorker Archtop with Pickup from the Roots Collection features a solid spruce top, laminated maple arched back, parallel tone bars and a semi-gloss vintage sunburst finish. This elegant looking guitar also features a ‘V’-shape mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, 25” scale, oversized f-holes, a large ‘escutcheon’ faux tortoiseshell scratchplate that houses the single volume control, a solid rosewood bridge, synthetic bone nut and Grover Sta-Tite tuners. In keeping with its jazz roots, theG9555 also features a custom-wound vintage style single-coil pickup mounted on the side of the neck. A case is optional.


Gretsch G9555 New Yorker Archtop with Pickup


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