Modern Gretsch Guitars

Great Review, “Guitar Aficionado” — Broadkaster Jr. 6659tg


This was a good review. It makes me want to try one. I'm most curious about the pickups.


Great review. Just to pick a nit, historically, he missed a point. While the name "Broadkaster" was first used on Gretsch drums -- and the reason Old Fred asked Leo Fender to change the name of Leo's new slab electric guitar to something else (Broadcaster to Telecaster) -- Gretsch revived it for thin double-cut guitars -- hollow and solid -- in the '70's.

My nephew recently traded in his Electromatic 5120 for a barely used Streamliner Jr. and the workmanship is very impressive. I imagine it's even more so with the new Broadkasters.

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