Gretsch G9120-SK Tenor Koa Ukulele (2730048321)

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Gretsch G9120-SK Tenor Koa Ukulele (2730048321)

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Gretsch G9120-SK Tenor Koa Ukulele (2730048321) - Description

Part of their Roots collection, the G9120-SK gives you a chance to own one of Gretsch's earliest instruments. Everyone knows Gretsch electric guitars and drums, but did you know that 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 G9120-SK, you're holding more than a great ukulele, you're holding a piece of American music history. Perfect for a wide range of music, the Gretsch G9120-SK ukelel's tenor body and longer scale makes it one of the most comfortable ukes to play. Its deeper body also gives it excellent projection and richer undertones, making a fit perfectly with the sound of most acoustic guitars. If you're new to this fun and expressive instrument, then the G9120-SK is an excellent choice for you. To provide the G9120-SK ukelele the warmth and projection of their classic models, Gretsch crafted its top, back, and sides from mahogany. Along with a bone nut and saddle, as well as a real rosewood bridge and fingerboard, the G9120-SK gives you the bright sound you'd expect from a traditional uke.

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Gretsch G9120-SK Tenor Koa Ukulele (2730048321) - Features

  • Body Material: Solid Koa
  • Body Shape: Ukulele
  • Body Finish: Open-Pore Semi-Gloss

Neck

  • Number of Frets: 19 (14 to body)
  • Position Inlays: Vintage B&D Mother-of-Pearl
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Finish: Semi-Gloss Honey Mahogany Stain
  • Nut Width: 1.375" (35 mm)
  • Scale Length: 17" (432 mm)

Hardware

  • Hardware Finish: Nickel-Plated
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Tuning Machines: Grover 9NB Sta-Tite Geared
  • String Nut: Bone

Miscellaneous

  • Strings: Aquila Nylagut Tenor Wound C
  • Unique Features: Solid Koa top, back and sides; bone nut and saddle; vintage B&D mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlays; Grover Sta-Tite geared tuning machines
Specification

Gretsch G9120-SK Tenor Koa Ukulele (2730048321) - Specifications

  • Body Material: Solid Koa
  • Body Shape: Ukulele
  • Body Finish: Open-Pore Semi-Gloss

Neck

  • Number of Frets: 19 (14 to body)
  • Position Inlays: Vintage B&D Mother-of-Pearl
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Finish: Semi-Gloss Honey Mahogany Stain
  • Nut Width: 1.375" (35 mm)
  • Scale Length: 17" (432 mm)

Hardware

  • Hardware Finish: Nickel-Plated
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Tuning Machines: Grover 9NB Sta-Tite Geared
  • String Nut: Bone

Miscellaneous

  • Strings: Aquila Nylagut Tenor Wound C
  • Unique Features: Solid Koa top, back and sides; bone nut and saddle; vintage B&D mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlays; Grover Sta-Tite geared tuning machines
Manufacture
Gretsch

Gretsch musical instrument production began in 1883 when Friedrich Gretsch, a German immigrant, set up a shop in Brooklyn for the manufacture of banjos, tambourines and drums. The company was immediately prosperous, but in 1895 Friedrich Gretsch died at 39 and his 15-year-old son, Fred, took over. By 1916 Fred Gretsch had moved the company into a 10-story building at 60 Broadway in Brooklyn and become one of America's leading importers and manufacturers of musical instruments. At this time, Gretsch still produced very few guitars, because there was little market for guitars. The banjo reigned supreme until well into the big-band era, when the archtop guitar came to the fore. Gretsch responded with the Synchromatic line. When Fred Gretsch retired in 1942 his son William took over until Fred Gretsch, Jr. took the helm in 1948. Fred Jr. went on to lead the company through its guitar heyday. The golden years... Gretsch had dabbled in electric guitars prior to 1955, producing a limited number of Hawaiian lap steels and the Electromatic arch-tops, among other models, but around 1954 the Golden Age of Gretsch guitars began. In quick succession the Electromatic evolved into the Country Club, the Jet solidbodies were introduced and two of Gretsch's best-loved models, the 6120 Chet Atkins model and the White Falcon hit the market. Retailing for $385 new, the 6120 featured twin DeArmond pickups, a Bigsby vibrato, and a big G brand on the top. Although the 6120 was originally directed at the country market, it has been favored by rock and rollers from Eddie Cochran to Pete Townshend to Brian Setzer. The 6121 Chet Atkins model, released at the same time, followed the Jet model: it looked like a solid body, but underneath the cap, the mahogany body was extensively routed. [thegretschpages.com/history]

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