Thanks to dedicated stringed-instrument manufacturers like Gretsch Guitars, the unmistakable look and sound of a resonator will never go out of style. Favored for their crisp and resounding tone, resonators are a staple in many musical genres (notably bluegrass), and Gretsch's resonator guitars are amongst the most popular models available today. In fact, Gretsch resonators are a part of their Roots Collection of acoustic instruments, and like everything in the series, they're crafted by a passionate team of luthiers who put a great deal of effort into every detail and component.
It's easy to tell how popular Gretsch's line of resonator guitars are. This section is loaded with top-rated items and best sellers, including the stunning G9230 Bobtail Square Neck acoustic-electric. Featuring an eye-stopping mahogany body with traditional-style F holes, this square neck version is ideal for bluegrass musicians. Boasting a Gretsch Ampli-Sonic resonator cone that was hand spun in Eastern Europe from nearly 99-percent pure aluminum, you can bet that the G9230 resonator has plenty of projection to make your talents realized by an audience.
Now for those who play more blues-based genres like the Mississippi Delta blues or even country and ragtime, you owe it to yourself to check out the G9201 Honeydipper Metal resonator. Like the G9230, this model also has the incredible Ampli-Sonic resonator cone, as well as a nickel-plated brass body with modern construction. With its easy playability, perfect setup, and ringing volume, the G9201 Honeydipper is a true work of art in more ways than one.
A respected name in music since 1883, Gretsch Guitars have never forgotten their roots, and it's obvious in every resonator they construct. Simply put, playing a Gretsch resonator is like taking a time machine back to a pre-rock'n'roll era when bluesmen packed smoke-filled bar rooms and musically-talented farmers had barns shaking with enthusiastic square dancers.