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How Good are Import Guitars? Japanese vs Korean Guitars

Japanese-made Fenders are considered a step up from the MIM line, and there are differences there too. For one, the saddles on the imported Fenders are spaced more narrowly than their American counterparts, a fact which can cause some confusion for do-it-yourselfers who have a proclivity for swapping out parts. The Japanese guitar factories also seem to be a bit fussier about things like… […]

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Gretsch George Harrison Signature Duo Jet Guitar Review

Gretsch celebrates the legacy of George Harrison with the G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet® guitar, modeled on the instrument that the legendary guitarist often referred to as his “first real decent guitar.”

Features include distinctive appointments and modifications found on Harrison’s original 1957 Gretsch Duo Jet, which he purchased secondhand in the very early 1960s. These include a lightweight mid-’50s-style chambered body, all-black color scheme (arched maple top, mahogany back and sides, and back of the one-piece mahogany neck), Bigsby B3C tailpiece with a black Phillips head tremolo arm pivot bolt, and an offset strap button on lower bout. Other features include three-ply body binding (white-black-white), single-ply white neck and headstock binding, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with 12” radius and hump-block pearloid inlays, two single-coil DynaSonic pickups, vintage-style “rocking bar” bridge with rosewood base, silver plexi pickguard, chrome-plated Grover V98CM Sta-Tite tuners, Gretsch “G” arrow control knobs, chrome-plated hardware, Harrison’s signature on the truss rod cover and a premium tweed case. […]

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Gretsch G5135 Electromatic Covette Guitar Review

Gretsch name conjures up images of big-bodied guitars, with cool names like White Falcon, Black Phoenix and Country Gentleman being put through their paces by legends like Beatle George Harrison, 50s rock ‘n roller Eddie Cochran and king of rockabilly Brian Setzer. But there’s more to Gretsch than big fat guitars with f-holes and Bigsby vibratos. Back in the 60s the company produced a solid-body electric guitar named the Corvette […]