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Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator  Natural 

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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 musi...Read More

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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

Enjoy beauty and tone from a respected stringed instrument maker. Order today.

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Gretsch GuitarsRoot Series G9200 Boxcar Round Neck Resonator
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (12)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Well built / quality (6)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Novice (3)

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(5 of 5 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.

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      (2 of 2 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.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I love it

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        By Mike

        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.

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          (5 of 5 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!!

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          (5 of 5 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.

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            (6 of 6 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!

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            (6 of 7 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.

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                (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.

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                  (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.

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                  (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

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