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Gretsch Guitars G6609TFM Players Edition Broadkaster Center Block with String-Thru Bigsby and Flame Maple

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Full-spectrum sounds and impressive looks.

Gretsch’s time-honored “Broadkaster” name now adorns the flagship guitars of its center block lineup, crafted for full-spectrum sound at high volume with powerful new pickups and a chambered spruce center block that enhances body resonance for more organic tone and comfortably lighter weight.

Built to perform, the G6609TFM Players Edition Broadkaster Center Block with String-Thru Bigsby and Flame Maple features a stunning tiger flame maple double-cutaway body with a matching headstock in handsome Stain finishes.

Two new U.S.-made Full’Tron pickups—created in conjunction with acclaimed pickup designer Tim Shaw—deliver full-spectrum sonic range with a growl unlike any other pickup, in addition to classic Gretsch chime, balance and brilliance with a dash of extra-mid concentration for powering through overdriven and distorted passages at full volume. Includes hardshell case.

FEATURES
Body 
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
Body material: Laminated
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Flame Maple
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: Standard U
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 24.6 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
Material: Ebony
Radius: 12 in.
Fret size: Medium
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Thumbnail
Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
Pickups
Configuration: HH
Neck: Full’Tron
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: Full’Tron
Brand: Gretsch
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: Treble bleed circuit, “no-load” tone control, “Squeezebox” PIO capacitors
Controls
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master volume, master tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: Adjusto-matic
Tailpiece: Bigsby B7CP String-Thru
Tuning machines: Gotoh locking
Color: Nickel
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Electronics
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: None
Country of origin: Japan

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By Bob Randall

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6609TFM Players Edition Broadkaster Center Block with String-Thru Bigsby and Flame Maple:

    This is built like a fine violin.Great attention to detail.Very high quality throughout.The pedigree is obvious and the Japanese build quality is superb.Even the hardshell case is firstrate great quality. My only issue is the string's would not have been my choice and the bridge height needed to be tweaked. After seeing, holding and playing this instrument you can tell it is NOT an assembly line guitar but a hand-crafted instrument meant to last a lifetime.

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