Gretsch announce epic new pickup system for new Players Edition models

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Gretsch announce epic new pickup system for new Players Edition models

Words by Paul French

Including two left handed guitars!

In an announcement that is sure to send Gretsch fetishists (‘Gretschists?!’) tongues wagging, the legendary guitar manufacturer unveiled their awesome new Players Edition Hollow Body range for 2021, in an announcement overnight. 

What you need to know:

  • Gretsch have announced a new range of eight new Players Edition Hollowbody guitars.
  • For this new range, they have designed a new pickup, the FT-67 Filter’tron humbucker.
  • All these new guitars are set for release in November of 2021.

Read all the latest product news here.

Equipped with many of the classic Gretsch features we all know and love (U-shape maple necks, classy Gold Hardware and string-thru Bigsbys ahoy), as well as some very modern features designed to bring modern tonal versatility to the brands iconic body shapes.

Possibly the biggest takeaway from the announcement is the exciting inclusion of a new pickup design-the FT-67 Filter’tron humbucker – new for 2021 Players Edition models.

Gretsch say the new FT-67’s ‘provide open and pristine top-end chime, glassy midrange and robust low end’ and have been specifically designed to sit seamlessly in the context of full band playing-a feature that is no doubt sure to keep the mix engineers happy!

Left handers can rejoice as there are two models designed especially for the southpaw guitarists out there.

In addition to the Players Edition, Gretsch have also announced two new Signature models for legendary hired gun session hand (and seasoned White Falcon aficionado) Richard Fortus.

Best known for his work with Guns ‘n’ Roses, The Psychedelic Furs and Thin Lizzy (among others), the Richard Fortus Signature Falcons echo Mr Fortus’ preference for classic centreblock Gretsch sustain and rock solid tune-o-matic bridges and will be available in both Bigsby and V-stop variants.

Like the Players Edition, the Richard Fortus Signature Falcons are slated to drop in November. 

For more information contact Gretsch Guitars Australia.