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Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9121 Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele 

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A larger ukulele with a solid mahogany top, Grover tuners and Fishman electronics.

Featured worldwide in popular music of all styles, the ukulele is experiencing a phenomenal rebirth in popularity. At the request of Gretsch fans everywhere they have reintroduced a selection of classic best sellers featuring unparalleled tone and quality at sensational low prices.

The G9121 A.C.E features a Fishman Kula pickup with preamp; solid quartersawn mahogany top; laminated mahogany back and sides; one-piece mahogany neck; rosewood fingerboard and bridge; "snowflake" position markers; bone nut and saddle; 19 frets; 17" scale length; Grover 9NB geared tuners; Aquila Nylgut strings; "open pore" semi-gloss finish and deluxe fitted 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
  • Fishman Kula pickup with preamp
  • Solid quartersawn mahogany top
  • Laminated mahogany back and sides
  • One-piece mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • "Snowflake" position markers
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • 19 frets
  • 17" scale length
  • Grover 9NB geared tuners
  • Aquila Nylgut strings
  • "Open pore" semi-gloss finish
  • Includes gig bag

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

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Gretsch GuitarsRoot Series G9121 Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele
 
3.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
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4.0

Overall, good Uke for the money

By Del @ Barefoot Boogie Guitars

from Plymouth, WI

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Solid Mahogany Top

Cons

  • Don't expect an expert finish
  • Fretwork is substandard

Best Uses

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9121 Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele:

    Overall, I'm happy with the purchase with the discount. I did not want to spend a lot on a Uke as I primarily play guitar. I liked the fact that it came with a case which will suit my needs quite well.

    The Bad ... The fret ends were sharp and ragged. Obviously not a lot of work was done here to finish/polish.. The fretboard and strings were also very sticky. Not sure why, but they were. The back of the Uke has some finish blemishes. Rough spots where the wood was somewhat rough in some areas and did not fully take the stain.

    The Good ... Beautiful solid Mahogany top. Again, it's not perfect, but the Uke overall looks very nice and the stain really sets off the grain (just don't look too close). I also like the tone, the Grover tuners, and the Fishman pickup. It sounds very natural when plugged into an amp.

    I've build over 100 Cigar Box Guitars so have done a lot of fretwork. I ended up pulling off the strings and cleaned them with warm water to remove the sticky substance. Then worked on the frets. Used a 300 grit wet sand paper, then steel wool to buff up the fret ends, frets, and fretboard. Then gave the fretboard and body a good rub of linseed oil. With that, I put the strings back on and am happy with the Uke.

    I saw some other posts about issues with the frets. It's a fairly easy fix if you attempt to do it yourself. You could pay to have a luthier properly set it up, but that would cost you some $$. Just part of the overall consideration.

    With the work I did, I'm happy with the Uke.

     
    1.0

    I would not buy this instrument again.

    By None

    from South Lake Tahoe, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Tone Quality

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9121 Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele:

      The electronics are very good

       
      5.0

      Everything you expect!

      By Vinny

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Novice

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      Pros

      • Acoustic Electric
      • Good Tone
      • Good Wood
      • Stays in tune
      • Tuner Built In

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9121 Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele:

          I am a first time ukulele player, and after doing some research, settled on this uke. I have had it for a week, have practiced a lot, and love it! I really like it as an acoustic, but the electronics are good too. The built in tuner works great, and the strings stay in tune while playing. I came to find out that strings, especially nylon strings, stretch out, so you do have to tune when playing for long periods of time or letting it sit, but that's normal. Some reviews of other ukes say tuning is a problem - but not with this uke, stays in tune and easy to tune! When I got my uke, there was a slight buzz. After doing some research and finding out the multiple causes of buzz in acoustic string instruments, I was able to locate the buzz and fix it easily. There are guides everywhere on uke tab websites about helping you get rid of buzz, as it is a more common uke problem. So don't sweat the buzz if yours comes with a little! Lastly, this uke is made of some good wood. I was even able to safely screw in some guitar strap buttons and play with a strap! I am loving this uke, and will play it for years to come.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Lots of buzz

          By K

          from Philadelphia

          About Me Experienced

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9121 Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele:

          The electronics sound very good, but the fretboard is not very smooth and there is quite a bit of buzz. This is actually my second one. I returned the first because the buzz was so bad it was virtually unplayable. After tuning, adjusting, and restringing, it still has buzz at certain frets.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very Nice Uke

          By DSTDean

          from Houston, Tx

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          Pros

          • Fishman Pickup With Tuner
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9121 Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele:

              Got this as a gift for my daughter, who has been playing a soprano ukulele for the past year or so. She loves the "extra room" that the tenor gives her. The Fishman pick-up with the built-in tuner is very useable. Mahogany body give a nice, full tone.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I know what I'm talking about

              By Dnep1974

              from Houston, Texas

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9121 Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele:

                This was a purchase that met the need of electric / acoustic ukelele. The tone and sustain are decent for such a low priced ukelele. I have a Martin, solid KOA uke, and other deluxe concert instruments. Only a seriously trained player will be able to justify paying over 2K for another instrument. This little tenor will do just nicely for the intermediate player. This is a nice instrument to take to small shows or on the road. Save your money and buy this instrument and focus on practicing and developing your technique instead of over paying for an instrument that you may never grow into. Overall, this is a solid C- instrument for a serious player and more than adequate for an intermediate player. Beginners will also benefit from the consistent playing that this uke offers for such a reasonable price.

                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Worth every Penny.

                By steele

                from MA,

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Good Tone
                • Well made

                Cons

                • Cheap Gig Bag

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9121 Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele:

                This in my third Uke. I'm a Guitar player so the Uke is just for fun. It is made in China but build quality is good nice solid instrument. The electronics are installed good so they don't move or vibrate wile playing. The tuners are just ok they do the job. Stays in tune good. The tone is great "IMO" plugged in it really comes alive.

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