Gretsch G9555 New Yorker Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst No Case/Bag
Gretsch G9555 New Yorker Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst No Case/Bag: The original Gretsch 6050 New Yorker was introduced as a budget archtop in the mid-1940s. Relaunched as part of the company’s Roots Collection in 2014, NAMM 2015 saw the electrified version arrive with a recreation of the DeArmond Rhythm Chief 1000 pickup: a vintage-style fingerboard-mounted single coil with a rubberised magnet. The New Yorker features an arched solid spruce top finished in an attractive satin sunburst with laminated maple back and sides and a satisfyingly chunky, vintage-style V-shaped mahogany neck. The intonation-compensated rosewood bridge is floating and, strung at the factory with a set of half-round .012-.052 strings and a wound G, the whole package is unapologetically old-school.