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Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele Mahogany

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Gretsch is famous for guitars and drums, but were also known as one of the best manufacturers of ukuleles. The Gretsch G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele m...Click To Read More About This Product

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A larger ukulele with a laminated mahogany body and Grover tuners.

Gretsch is famous for guitars and drums, but were also known as one of the best manufacturers of ukuleles. The Gretsch G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele marks the return of ukuleles to the Gretsch family. It features a laminated mahogany, tenor-sized body and 2-pc mahogany neck for excellent tone. The tenor has a larger body than a concert ukulele, having more volume and deeper bass tone. The easy-to-play Rosewood fingerboard has 19 frets with dot inlays and Grover Sta-Tite to keep notes in tune. The G9120 comes complete with a padded gig bag.

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.

FEATURES
Laminated mahogany tenor body
2-piece mahogany neck
Rosewood fingerboard
19 frets
Rosewood bridge
Grover Sta-Tite tuners
Includes gig bag

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Gretsch GuitarsRoot Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (11)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Really Sweet Uke!

I started playing a ukelele when I was 10 years old, about 60 years ago, and I moved up through guitars for 60 years, a 6 decade love affair with the instrument. But...Read complete review

I started playing a ukelele when I was 10 years old, about 60 years ago, and I moved up through guitars for 60 years, a 6 decade love affair with the instrument. But this ukelele brought me full circle, back where I began. I have found fingerstyle guitar rather easily transposed back to ukelele and have played this beauty til my fingers hurt. It is so much fun it is scary. This Gretsche is a perfect size and well made, with a sweet sound. I am in heaven.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice little companion

The nut is too low and the saddle is too high. Fret heights appear even but i haven't actually tried a straight edge on them. With the saddle as high as it is,...Read complete review

The nut is too low and the saddle is too high. Fret heights appear even but i haven't actually tried a straight edge on them. With the saddle as high as it is, there is no fret buzz, but fingering at the lower part of the fret board does change change pitch.

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(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Really Sweet Uke!

By Chas

from Mendocino Coast

About Me Experienced

Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

I started playing a ukelele when I was 10 years old, about 60 years ago, and I moved up through guitars for 60 years, a 6 decade love affair with the instrument. But this ukelele brought me full circle, back where I began. I have found fingerstyle guitar rather easily transposed back to ukelele and have played this beauty til my fingers hurt. It is so much fun it is scary. This Gretsche is a perfect size and well made, with a sweet sound. I am in heaven.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cool Uke!

By Grey-Haired Punk

from Sitka, Alaska

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Stunning Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

    I needed to lower the action a tad right out of the box and since I prefer a lower "G" string I found I needed to widen the string slit in the bridge to fit the wound string. Then, bliss.
    It came equipped with Nylgut strings. I'll definitely stay with them, they sound great.

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By BigAl5000

    from Corolla, North Carolina

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

      Play guitar but am thinking of using ukulele's to teach kids at local K - 6th grade charter school. For the money, this instrument is phenomenal. Sounds good, stays in tune, fretboard is very good and is very attractive. I will be buying more for the kids to use.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Definitely the best Ukulele everrrrr

      By Andi

      from Ukiah, Ca

      About Me Experienced

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

      oh my i dont know where to start
      first of all, great price
      second, amazing sound
      doesnt ring much like most other ukuleles
      its built amazingly
      the tuning machines are so strong compared to others
      definitely recomend

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Thumbs up from a newb

      By Annmarie

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

          I'm new to playing, so I had a friend (guitar player) help me. We did a blind comparison and both chose the Gretsch 9120. I love the size of the tenor; it's so much easier to play than a soprano. The color is rich looking and the construction is quality.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice Uke..!!

          By Hambuck

          from Indiana

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Consistent

          Cons

          • Average Tonal Quality

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

          Nice Uke overall. Good tuners, attractive and well built. A little short tonally. A good purchase at the price.

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Nice little companion

          By Gr8Hawk

          from Calabash, NC

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Good Geared Tuners
          • Good Standard Strings
          • Good Tone
          • Good value for the price
          • Nice But Not Flashy

          Cons

          • Needs String Height Setup

          Best Uses

          • Just Play It

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

          The nut is too low and the saddle is too high. Fret heights appear even but i haven't actually tried a straight edge on them. With the saddle as high as it is, there is no fret buzz, but fingering at the lower part of the fret board does change change pitch.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent

          By Marty

          from Oregon

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

            Sweet! You won't find a better uke in this price range. Excellent tone & build quality. I even splurged a bit & bought a real case for it.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice!!!

            By Fritz

            from East Coast

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

                Looks good and sounds good . A great tenor ukulele you are not afraid to take anywhere.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                A fine ukulele at the price

                By Chuck

                from Minnesota

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                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

                  The gig bag zipper pulled apart almost right away. I got a hard shell case for it.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Very pleased with quality. Pleasant tone.

                  By Jack

                  from California

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                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

                    The tenor uke is much easier to for me to play. I have mild arthritis in my left hand it has been a great therapy. The Gretsch is a superb quality and beautiful in its simple design and rich wood. The tone is wonderful.

                     
                    5.0

                    Well-crafted instrument.

                    By slewis

                    from Georgia

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Tone
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

                      Beautiful instrument.

                       
                      4.0

                      Nice starter instrument.

                      By Cse

                      from USA

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

                        Good tone. Nice looking. Good strings. Comfortable to play (tenor size).

                        Sharp frets stick out a little, action is a bit too high.

                        I would buy again, based on tone.

                        Note - the first uke I received and had to return - the bridge was halfway coming off (unglued) of the body, right out of the box! So, I hope that doesn't eventually happen to the replacement.

                         
                        5.0

                        Like this uke

                        By Garage picker

                        from Dayton OH

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                        Pros

                        • Good Tone

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele:

                          Liked the look and quality of the uke

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