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Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator Natural

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Traditional mahogany design with modern construction and components perfect for blues.

The Gretsch G9200 Boxcar Resonator marks the return of resonators to the Gretsch family. It has the round neck that's preferable for blues-based music such as Mississippi Delta blues, country blues or even ragtime blues. A square neck version, which is used for bluegrass, is also available (please see model G9210, our sku# H80549). The G9200 features a beautiful mahogany body with traditional-style F holes. The heart of this richly resounding guitar is the Gretsch Ampli-Sonic resonator cone, hand-spun in Eastern Europe from nearly 99-percent pure aluminum for fantastic volume and sonic projection.

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.

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FEATURES
Round neck
Mahogany body
Mahogany neck
25" scale length
Rosewood fingerboard
Ampli-Sonic cone
Spider bridge

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Gretsch GuitarsRoot Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator
 
4.9

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (22)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (22)
  • Consistent (17)
  • Well built / quality (12)
  • Long life (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Back-up (6)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Novice (5), Professional musician (3)

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One picky picker

By AnotherStratGuy

from Texas

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

      I own 20+ guitars, all of which have been selected for playability and tone. I'm mainly a blues acoustic/semi hollow player. I've allways been a finger style picker, and like the other review said, this is not best for that. A pick wakes up the tone in this guitar. I've only had a bell brass resonator before so I was quite suprised to hear this one sound so warm and right. I've tried the Dobros and Regals, none of them quite fit like this. If you're used to regular guitars, this is a great transition guitar. It sounds good strumming and picking. Ofcourse the action is a bit high, but it's made for slide too, so don't judge it on that. All in all, first quality instrument I've seen out of China. Epiphone, you need to get some of the quality controle guys from the Gretsch factory over to yours.

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      follow up time

      By mrvrah

      from fl

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • holds its liquor
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

          just thought i would do a follow up review after about a year of owning this beast. i have thoroughly abused this guitar, playing it mostly outdoors in any weather that happens by. spilled beer on it, dropped it once, never cleaned it, and its never seen the inside of a case. in spite of all that , it sounds better now than it did when it was new. it has a very swampy howl to it when using a ceramic slide, and a twangy country kind of sound with brass. i play this guitar almost every day.
          it seems to like d'addario reso strings best, and i change them about once a month. its built like a tank, but sounds so awesome. i can say without hesitation, this is the best money i ever spent on an instrument. get it, get yer swamp on.

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sound straight out of the South

          By Cowboy Carl

          from The West

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          Pros

          • Appealing Look
          • Consistent
          • Good Size
          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Any Level Guitarist
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

          This thing sounds SWEEEEEET. I was so excited to open up the box when it finally was shipped (after being on backorder a few weeks) and was amazed and how carefully and well packaged it was. After tearing through a few layers of foam, cardboard, and packing material, I got her out and she gleamed from the start. It was even almost tuned already, just short adjustments is all it took before I was strumming away! It's clean and has a great warm tone, perfect for blues or western pickin' at any time. This resonator has a beautiful body that is very rustic. It doesn't come with electric pickups, but who needs 'em when you just want classic!

          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          So far so good

          By David Resendez

          from Fort Worth, TX

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          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

              I'm a beginner with the resonator guitar and playing slide. I got tired of practicing slide guitar on my Gibson acoustic, which wasn't set up for playing slide. When I first played this guitar I immediately noticed how much easier it was to get a clean sound with the slide (the action is higher than my Gibson). I feel like this guitar is great for beginning slide players and cheap enough to justify purchasing for that purpose alone.

              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Reso

              By geegee8

              from lansing, mi

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              Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

              Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator is surprisingly warm sounding for a spider. Has that nice spider whine to it which seems to come from the depths of the entire instrument.

              I particularly like the sound once you get above the 5th fret.

              This guitar gives back a lot for what you put into it.

              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful- value & personality

              By soulscribble

              from San Antonio

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              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Plays Easily
              • Sexy
              • Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Campfires
                • Jam sessions

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

                Best value I found. Can't stop looking at it. Heard some resonators that had better tone, but none at this price. Love the style & size. Action is lower than I thought, and it's not stocked with resonator strings, as the neck is built like a standard roundneck guitar and may be stressed by the heavier guage. This is great for adding spice to pickin' your folk, bluegrass, blues songs, but not so much for laying it down as a lap slide; it SOUNDS great when you do that, but the action doesn't give it any advantage over laying down a standard guitar. It DOES sound fantastic for playing standard slide & pick songs. My only sound complaint is that the resonator doesn't pick up well on soft plucking (I don't use a pick), so if you play gently it sounds like a regular guitar with a slight twang. Put some fire into it, though, and it'll ring out like it came alive. All in all, great value, versatile, comfortable & easy to play. Don't forget freakin gorgeous mahogany and slick vintage look.

                (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                a beauty

                By mac

                from north chesterfield virginia

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                Pros

                • Good Tone
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

                    I did loads of online comparisons great value,solid set up perfect out of the box

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    delta blues machine

                    By mrvrah

                    from fl

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                    Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

                    new to playing slide, but this git almost plays itself. very nice action just like it is, but I may raise it just a tad. sounds so nice and bluesy with brass and glass. looks super cool and the v shaped neck gives your thumb something to ride on. I love this guitar. if you are on the fence on this one, and you want a reso, pull the trigger baby!!

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Quality Control at Factory

                    By lou

                    from MA

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

                      I was amazed at the quality offered for the price. Gretsch clearly does a good job of quality control at the factory that produces these. While not really an exceptional guitar the Boxcar represents a very good buy for the money. The guitar seems to be very well constructed of good materials, plays well and with a great tone. I've always wanted a resonator guitar, but could not quite make the numbers work.

                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      THIS GUITAR IS KILLER !

                      By BH

                      from GAMBRILLS,MD

                      About Me Novice

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                      Pros

                      • Factory Set-up Was Great
                      • Great Construction
                      • Tone Is Unbelievable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

                        TRIED ALOT OF RESONATORS BEFORE MAKING THIS PURCHASE, I AM GLAD I WAITED, THIS GUITAR HAS A SOUND THAT IS SECOND TO NONE

                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Beautiful Instrument

                        By Shake

                        from Lewisville TX

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                        Pros

                        • Good Tone

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts

                          Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

                          Beautiful look. Good intonation. I own several stringed instruments - This is my 1st Gretch and my 1st resonator. Bluegrass, blues or just fun pickin I am proud to own this one.

                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I love it

                          By Dreamlab Recording Studio

                          from Port Richey, FL

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Long Life
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

                            My son and I took this beauty on the streets of Tarpon Springs Florida. It was so fun to play it looks and sound great. We went home happy and with a full tip bucket. Bottom line, you should buy this guitar.

                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            A real beauty

                            By time4bedlam

                            from Spring City, PA

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

                              I've wanted a resonator for awhile and the price was right and after reading other reviews, I treated myself to a Christmas present and was not disappointed at all. It's a beautiful instrument with great tone and easy to play. Highly recommend it.

                              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              surprising value for the money

                              By Lobeat

                              from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Good Tone

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Practicing

                                Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

                                Bought one at the recommendation of a luthier friend. The quality was better than expected, though there is a strong aroma of glue. The item was listed as Condition 2, but looks in mint condition. Intonation at bit off at the 12th fret on the D and B strings, hopefully that can be corrected by my luthier.

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                You gotta get one!

                                By Mr. Mike.

                                from Atlanta, GA.

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                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Good Tone
                                • Long Life
                                • Strong
                                • Well Made Great Sound

                                Cons

                                • No Strap Buttons

                                Best Uses

                                • Anything Goes

                                Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

                                Great quality, sound, and looks. Good action. No complaints.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Decent Sound For The Price

                                By Jerry

                                from Deptford Twp. NJ

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                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Good Tone
                                • Strong

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

                                  I'm an aging rocker. I have a small studio I made with many instruments I use. I didn't have a resonator guitar, and wanted one for background slide on certain tracks. For the cost, the sound is great. It sounds like a decent resonator playing without the slide too, but the sound is sweeter with it. The resonator 'cone' does it's job. It's still a low end priced guitar, but for the money it performs really well.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  A very cool feeling and sounding little axe

                                  By Elvis

                                  from Australia

                                  About Me Novice

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Good Tone

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Practicing

                                    Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

                                    This resonator is a beautiful little thing,I've named her Gertrude after the first lady of the blue

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Just do it!!!!!

                                    By Spanky

                                    from Australia

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Pros

                                    • beautiful tone
                                    • Chicks dig it
                                    • Consistent
                                    • Good Tone
                                    • Long Life
                                    • Strong

                                    Cons

                                    • no strap buttons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Concerts
                                    • Practicing

                                    Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

                                    Was just passing a music store on holidays and fell in love with the guitar at first sight. Couldn't believe it's tone and feel. Other owners will agree I'm sure; for the quality and price this instrument can't be surpassed. I look forward to putting mine through hell!

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Love it!

                                    By Don

                                    from San Bernardino, CA

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                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Good Tone
                                    • Strong

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • I play it every day,
                                      • Practicing

                                      Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

                                      pulled it out of the box unpacked it, tuned it up and went to town. every clean look "nice" great sound and easy to fret. sweet.

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Great guitar for the price

                                      By Guitar noob

                                      from Ashburn, VA

                                      About Me Novice

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Good Tone

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Practicing
                                        • Regular playing

                                        Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator:

                                        Ordered a resonator and wasn't sure what to expect sound, tone, and playability-wise.

                                        I ordered this as an open box item and was pleasantly surprised at the quality build of this thing!

                                        Would have appreciated paperwork and maybe a gig bag added to the deal but for the price (open box or "new") this can't be beat.

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