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Gretsch Guitars Rancher Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar   

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A great Gretsch name is back with the return of the Rancher Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar. The richly resonant Rancher first appeared in the early 1950...Click To Read More About This Product

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A distinctive full-size modle with typical Gretsch panache.

A great Gretsch name is back with the return of the Rancher Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar. The richly resonant Rancher first appeared in the early 1950s with its highly distinctive triangular sound hole and sweepingly elegant pickguard, and Gretsch is now very proud to re-introduce the model. With a great new selection of body sizes, styles and features that combine the best of the guitar’s acclaimed past with the best in modern sound, strength, style and playability, Gretsch now gives you the best of all Ranchers.

The G5034 Rancher Dreadnought delivers full-size, full-on Rancher sound, feel and vibe with classic Gretsch styling. Premium features include a solid spruce top with scalloped X bracing and the traditional Gretsch Rancher triangular sound hole, laminated mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with Neo-Classic™ thumbnail inlays, 1940s-style pickguard with Gretsch logo, compensated bridge with rosewood base, gold-plated hardware, deluxe die-cast tuners and an elegant gloss Natural finish.

  • Dreadnought body
  • Solid spruce top
  • Scalloped X Bracing
  • Laminated mahogany back and sides
  • Mahognay neck with rosewood fingerboard

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Rancher Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

  • Body Material: Laminated Mahogany Back and Sides, Solid Spruce Top
  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • Body Back: Laminated Mahogany
  • Body Sides: Laminated Mahogany
  • Body Top: Solid Spruce
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
  • Bracing: Scalloped X Bracing
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Position Inlays: Neo Classic™ "Thumbnail"
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 25" (63.5 cm)
  • Hardware Finish: Gold-Plated
  • Bridge: Compensated Synthetic Bone Saddle with Rosewood Base
  • Tuning Machines: Deluxe Die-Cast Tuners

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By Joe Kreps

from Texas

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Comments about Gretsch Guitars Rancher Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I have never ordered a guitar before this. I always like to try one out before making a purchase. However, I had always wanted a Rancher and when I saw that they where making them in this price range I decided to take a chance.
Bad idea. It looks cool and has a nice neck but has a very cheap sound for a solid top guitar.
a pickup might help but you can't use a soundhole pickup because of shape of the soundhole.
I have an Epiphone Hummingbird I bought just to knock around with that sounds way better and for less money.

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Nice guitar.

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Comments about Gretsch Guitars Rancher Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I was looking to change from my Ibanez Talman TCM50 to a more pure acoustic sound. Where the Talman was muddy unplugged, the Rancher Dreadnought is much, much fuller and more robust. It is not bass heavy, but it has a clear, bright tone to me that surprised me in a good way! It has also stayed in tune for two weeks of playing every day, so I haven't had any problems with staying in tune at all.

The neck feels great, and plays very well to me. The action is nice, not too high or low. The build quality on mine is superb - the gold hardware is beautiful, the horseshoe artwork and logo on the head stock is gorgeous, and there isn't a flaw at all in the finish. And of course, that triangular sound hole will make you stand out a little.

Right off the bat, I had to adjust the truss rod as soon as I got it because the strings were dead at the top fret. But I'm not afraid to tinker, so after about 10 minutes of adjustments (and a little bit of swearing at it) the job was done, and the intonation is just perfect to boot.

Also you need to be aware of the Gretsch strap buttons if you have never had a Gretsch. It's harder to find straps to fit these. Make sure your guitar strap will work with these, or look to replace them with safety locks of your choice.

All in all, I think this is a great guitar for the price. Of course it doesn't sound like a Taylor, but it also doesn't carry the Taylor price tag.

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