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Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele  Mahogany 

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Gretsch is famous for guitars and drums, but were also known as one of the best manufacturers of ukuleles. The Gretsch G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele m...Read More

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A larger ukulele with a laminated mahogany body and Grover tuners.

Gretsch is famous for guitars and drums, but were also known as one of the best manufacturers of ukuleles. The Gretsch G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele marks the return of ukuleles to the Gretsch family. It features a laminated mahogany, tenor-sized body and 2-pc mahogany neck for excellent tone. The tenor has a larger body than a concert ukulele, having more volume and deeper bass tone. The easy-to-play Rosewood fingerboard has 19 frets with dot inlays and Grover Sta-Tite to keep notes in tune. The G9120 comes complete with a padded gig bag.

Gretsch is proud to take players on a musical journey through nearly a century of great Gretsch history by introducing its Roots Collection of acoustic instruments. This exciting family of banjos, mandolins, resonator guitars, ukuleles and Rancher acoustic guitars feature classically authentic Gretsch designs that transport players to a bygone era well before the company made its acclaimed 1950s entry into the electric guitar world.

FEATURES
  • Laminated mahogany tenor body
  • 2-piece mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 19 frets
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Grover Sta-Tite tuners
  • Includes gig bag

Get a ukulele with winning tone and pedigree. Order today.

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Gretsch GuitarsRoot Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

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    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
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    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Really Sweet Uke!

I started playing a ukelele when I was 10 years old, about 60 years ago, and I moved up through guitars for 60 years, a 6 decade love affair with the instrument. But...Read complete review

I started playing a ukelele when I was 10 years old, about 60 years ago, and I moved up through guitars for 60 years, a 6 decade love affair with the instrument. But this ukelele brought me full circle, back where I began. I have found fingerstyle guitar rather easily transposed back to ukelele and have played this beauty til my fingers hurt. It is so much fun it is scary. This Gretsche is a perfect size and well made, with a sweet sound. I am in heaven.

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Nice little companion

The nut is too low and the saddle is too high. Fret heights appear even but i haven't actually tried a straight edge on them. With the saddle as high as it is,...Read complete review

The nut is too low and the saddle is too high. Fret heights appear even but i haven't actually tried a straight edge on them. With the saddle as high as it is, there is no fret buzz, but fingering at the lower part of the fret board does change change pitch.

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4.0

A fine ukulele at the price

By Chuck

from MN

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

    The gig bag zipper pulled apart almost right away. I got a hard shell case for it.

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    5.0

    Excellent

    By Marty

    from Oregon

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

      Sweet! You won't find a better uke in this price range. Excellent tone & build quality. I even splurged a bit & bought a real case for it.

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      5.0

      Nice!!!

      By Fritz

      from East Coast

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

          Looks good and sounds good . A great tenor ukulele you are not afraid to take anywhere.

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          5.0

          Thumbs up from a newb

          By Annmarie

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

              I'm new to playing, so I had a friend (guitar player) help me. We did a blind comparison and both chose the Gretsch 9120. I love the size of the tenor; it's so much easier to play than a soprano. The color is rich looking and the construction is quality.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome

              By BigAl5000

              from Corolla, North Carolina

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

                Play guitar but am thinking of using ukulele's to teach kids at local K - 6th grade charter school. For the money, this instrument is phenomenal. Sounds good, stays in tune, fretboard is very good and is very attractive. I will be buying more for the kids to use.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Definitely the best Ukulele everrrrr

                By Andi

                from Ukiah, Ca

                About Me Experienced

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

                oh my i dont know where to start
                first of all, great price
                second, amazing sound
                doesnt ring much like most other ukuleles
                its built amazingly
                the tuning machines are so strong compared to others
                definitely recomend

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                4.0

                Nice Uke..!!

                By Hambuck

                from Indiana

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Consistent

                Cons

                • Average Tonal Quality

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

                Nice Uke overall. Good tuners, attractive and well built. A little short tonally. A good purchase at the price.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Nice little companion

                By Gr8Hawk

                from Calabash, NC

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Good Geared Tuners
                • Good Standard Strings
                • Good Tone
                • Good value for the price
                • Nice But Not Flashy

                Cons

                • Needs String Height Setup

                Best Uses

                • Just Play It

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

                The nut is too low and the saddle is too high. Fret heights appear even but i haven't actually tried a straight edge on them. With the saddle as high as it is, there is no fret buzz, but fingering at the lower part of the fret board does change change pitch.

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                (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A Really Sweet Uke!

                By Chas

                from Mendocino Coast

                About Me Experienced

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

                I started playing a ukelele when I was 10 years old, about 60 years ago, and I moved up through guitars for 60 years, a 6 decade love affair with the instrument. But this ukelele brought me full circle, back where I began. I have found fingerstyle guitar rather easily transposed back to ukelele and have played this beauty til my fingers hurt. It is so much fun it is scary. This Gretsche is a perfect size and well made, with a sweet sound. I am in heaven.

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                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Cool Uke!

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                By Grey-Haired Punk

                from Sitka, Alaska

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                Pros

                • Good Tone
                • Stunning Finish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

                  I needed to lower the action a tad right out of the box and since I prefer a lower "G" string I found I needed to widen the string slit in the bridge to fit the wound string. Then, bliss.
                  It came equipped with Nylgut strings. I'll definitely stay with them, they sound great.

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