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Gretsch Guitars G9550 New Yorker Archtop Acoustic Guitar   

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From casual playing to pro performance, this grand auditorium-size archtop will be your new favorite for its excellent tone, effortless playing actio...Read More

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The classic 1950s Gretsch New Yorker archtop guitar returns with oversized f holes and vintage V-shaped neck.

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, 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.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body Material: Arched Solid Spruce Top with Laminated Maple Back and Sides
  • Body Back: Laminated Maple
  • Body Finish: Semi-Gloss Vintage Sunburst
  • Bracing: Parallel Tone Bars
  • F Holes Soundholes: Oversize Gretsch "F"-Holes
  • Body Depth: 3.3125" (84.14 mm)
  • Body Length: 20.25" (514 mm)
  • Body Width Lower Bout: 16" (40.64 cm)
  • Neck
  • Neck Shape: Vintage "V"
  • Number of Frets: 19 (14 to body)
  • Fret Size: Vintage Tall
  • Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.45" (240 mm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Finish: Semi-Gloss Vintage Sunburst
  • Nut Width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25" (635 mm)
  • Hardware
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel-Plated
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Sta-Tite Die-Cast
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Miscellaneous
  • Unique Features: Oversized F-Holes; Rosewood Bridge; Vintage "V" Shape Neck
  • Case sold separately

Order this modernized vintage archtop today!

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Gretsch GuitarsG9550 New Yorker Archtop Acoustic Guitar
 
3.8

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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    • Professional musician (3)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not your grandfather's archtop

By Acoustic Dave

from Sacramento

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9550 New Yorker Archtop Acoustic Guitar:

    I love this guitar! Don't expect it to sound like an expensive dreadnaught, but it has a purer tone (less percussive) than a typical archtop. It is very versatile: it came provide a chunky rhythm, sweet single note leads and really good fingerstyle sound, which I mostly use it for. Because of the floating bridge palm muting the bass strings is easier than any other acoustic I own. I was not crazy about the strings that came with it but it sounds great with medium weight acoustic strings (the ones from a famous Pennsylvania acoustic guitar maker).
    This is a very pretty guitar visually. If it had multiply binding and a gloss finish it would be absolutely stunning.

    (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Poor construction for a quick buck.

    By Colbone83

    from Pasadena, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • It's A Guitar
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • Poor Construction
    • Terrible Finish

    Best Uses

    • Paper Weight

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9550 New Yorker Archtop Acoustic Guitar:

    The main problem I have with the guitar is that the fretboard is curved, and the top of the bridge is flat. The fretboard radius should always match the saddle radius. Wooooops, Fender & Gretsch, try not to cut such obvious corners. Also, I know it's a five hundred buck guitar, but the finish is worse than most guitars I've seen in that price range. Spend your money on a Godin 5th avenue!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar followup

    By Jack

    from atlanta, ga.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9550 New Yorker Archtop Acoustic Guitar:

      This is a FOLLOWUP to my first review. After a month of playing this guitar it is one of my favorites. As I said for the price it is one incredible guitar. I love the archtop sound and comparatively speaking I haven't found anything in the price range that comes close. I purchased a pickup and controls to install but no hurry because I like the sound miked. Will write another review after the pickup install.

      (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not worth the wait. Just OK.

      By JohnG

      from Hilliard, OH

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flat Sound

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9550 New Yorker Archtop Acoustic Guitar:

        I feel the video in the ad was a bit deceiving. Unless you have an expensive sound set up this guitar falls flat. No sustain. No deep lows, no high highs. The pick guard sits about 1/16" off the surface and I'm constantly tapping it. I waited with great anticipation for a month to get this from back order. While I typically get better deals from MF than the local music store I am disappointed. If I could have tried this out before buying I probably would have made a different choice.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Incredible value on this guitar!!

        By Jack

        from atlanta, ga.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Great Volume And Sustain
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9550 New Yorker Archtop Acoustic Guitar:

          Purchased this guitar out of curiosity and impressed by the video on the New Yorker. Like other Gretsch products I have purchased this one exemplifies the same quality work and attention to detail. The good: well constructed, flawless finish, great set up, amazing sound for the price. Finish is like the old arch tops, satin- nothing fancy
          But no flaws. Yes, it is not a high end guitar but you can't beat it for the price. No buzzing or high frets, nut string depth properly cut, Saddle is ebony and adjusted for proper string height with "Perfect Intonation". This can be a deal breaker with any guitar and not always easy to correct. What I would change: the tuners look great but I always upgrade my guitars with high end tuners. The V neck is not my preference for playing comfort because of my style but- I can easily reshape the neck. Another addition will be an Archtop humbucker and controls. Easy to do. Bottom line: I sure don't see any competition for this guitar at the price point. Forgot to mention the top is a really nice piece of solid spruce. This is what makes the sound so great for this guitar. I love finding bargain guitars that are well constructed and sound great. This one is a keeper. And- as always, Musicians Friend shipped it in a coup,we of days.

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