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Gretsch Guitars 9555 New Yorker Archtop Acoustic-Electric Guitar  (Open Box)
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Product# J18804
OVERVIEW

A traditional archtop with floating pickup and V-shaped neck.

The classic 1950s Gretsch New Yorker archtop guitar returns. From casual playing to pro performance, this grand auditorium size archtop will be your new favorite for its excellent tone, effortless playing action and handsome good looks.

Features include an arched solid spruce top, laminated maple sides and arched back, custom wound vintage-style single-coil pickup with rubberized magnet, vintage-style V-shaped mahogany neck profile, rosewood fingerboard, 25" scale, compensated rosewood bridge with trapeze tailpiece, nickel hardware, and a stylish antique semi-gloss sunburst finish.

FEATURES
Arched solid spruce top
Laminated maple sides and arched back
Custom wound vintage-style single coil pickup with rubberized magnet
Vintage-style V-shaped mahogany neck profile
Rosewood fingerboard
25" scale
Compensated rosewood bridge with trapeze tailpiece
Nickel hardware
Stylish antique semi-gloss sunburst finish
Case sold separately

Order this time capsule from the heyday of Gretsch.

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Gretsch Guitars9555 New Yorker Archtop Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Recording (4)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great old sound for the money

By Archtopman

from Mexico

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars 9555 New Yorker Archtop Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    1) I had to fix de Pickup Position and move it to the real center (It didn't catch the sound from de first string when it was new). I sanded the pickguard a little bit.
    2) I had to balance the volume of each string by leveling the pickup in other way (I took down the bass side).
    3) I had to "ground" the connection with a cable touching the tailpiece.
    4) I had to round the curve of the bridge a little bit (it comes with a straight bridge that doesn't match the curve of the nut and the frets).

    OK, I did all that, if you do so with yours and you play it with the knob at the middle (not 100% open), then, and only then you would found this great guitar that I'm talking about. It sounds and feels great. I really love it.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not a real Gretsch guitar

    By Jerry

    from Midwest

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    Pros

    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Very cheap tinny sound, worse when amplified

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars 9555 New Yorker Archtop Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    If all of the New Yorkers sound like this one, Gretsch should pull their name from it. It is made in China, but
    nowhere on MF website does it say that. I love Gretsch guitars & the Gretsch sound, but not this one. I returned it for credit

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Can't wait to start playing western swing

    By Old Coot

    from Central Illinois

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • blues
      • Jamming
      • jazz
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • School Bands
      • western swing

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars 9555 New Yorker Archtop Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I put my ToneRite G3 on this for a week. The tonewood loosened up and I took it to a jam today with some professional musicians in my area. They all said it sounded like an orchestra guitar from the late 40s and 50s. I love the sound.

       
      5.0

      Good guitar

      By Old Coot

      from Central Illinois

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      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Gretsch Guitars 9555 New Yorker Archtop Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Wanting to get into western swing. This guitar has a full bodied sound. The only thing I wish they would have kept were the Grover tuners. Granted the tuners are more authentic to the original instrument. Can't wait to play it through my Fender 212 Front Man although it sounds good acoustic.

         
        5.0

        Great retro archtop

        By Doctor Mongo

        from Thermopolis, WY

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        Pros

        • Excellent & LOUD acoustic tone
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars 9555 New Yorker Archtop Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Great acoustic sound is complemented by great electric sound. The single-coil pick-up is a little noisy but has a sweet, flute-like tone and drives my Fender Excelsior amp into break-up even at low volume. Fit and finish is excellent and the soft v-shaped neck is comfortable and encourages the placement of my left thumb behind the neck and not gripping the fretboard. I had to raise the bridge a bit on the treble side to let the "e" and "b" strings ring freely. This guitar came with flatwound strings of a fairly heavy gauge and I really like them. I have not played flatwounds before but find that they sound great on this guitar and will continue to use them. I also have a near-mint Gretsch 110EC that I bought a couple of years ago that has a custom fossil ivory bridge and a single humbucking pick-up at the end of the fretboard. I bought the New Yorker on a hunch because I like my 110CE so much and I was not disappointed in the least. These are low-priced Gretsch guitars that deliver real value.

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