Gretsch announces boygenius LE Signature Broadkaster

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Gretsch announces boygenius LE Signature Broadkaster

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Today marks the unveiling of the latest addition to Gretsch®'s storied catalog, the Gretsch Limited Edition boygenius Broadkaster® Jr. – a signature instrument paying homage to rock’s holy trinity: Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus.

This highly customised Gretsch Broadkaster model is a testament to Gretsch’s commitment to fine craftsmanship and excellence, providing musicians with an instrument whose versatility, dynamic range and sheer playability makes for the ideal tool to help navigate any sonic endeavour.

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“I wish this had been my first guitar,” said boygenius.

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Elevating Gretsch’s stellar roster, which includes legends like The Beatles’ George Harrison, Chet Adkins, The Cults’ Billy Duffy and Stephen Stills, the six-time GRAMMY-NOMINATED boygenius embark on their inaugural collaboration with the legendary guitar brand.

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When booked for a triple-bill tour in late 2018, the three solo artists decided to record a joint 7″ single to sell on the merch table. The 7” became 2018’s self-titled six-song EP. After the EP’s breakout success it became clear that Baker, Bridgers and Dacus had created something far more potent than they had anticipated. Praised for their haunting lyrics, soaring harmonies, and the seamless alchemy between each member’s unique musical sensibilities, boygenius have pioneered a singular approach to crafting emotionally driven songs which has carved them a vital space amongst the pantheon of modern-day music. Following the success of their most recent album the record, boygenius have received six 2024 GRAMMY Awards nominations including both Album of the Year and Record of the Year. On the heels of the record’s success, boygenius released the rest, which includes four new songs.
The Gretsch Limited Edition boygenius Broadkaster® Jr. sets itself apart with broad tonal versatility, stunning aesthetics, and indie flair for days.

This signature Gretsch instrument provides classic design with modern flourish—all at an accessible price point. When conceptualizing this instrument, boygenius wanted to put an emphasis on accessibility. The trio go out of their way to put the fans at the center of their universe and this signature Broadkaster is no exception. This guitar is specially designed for beginners and seasoned pros alike ensuring that players of all backgrounds have the opportunity to harness boygenius’ unique sonic palette to help navigate their own musical journey. The band’s signature Gretsch Broadkaster® Jr. model includes Electromatic® Filter’TronTM pickups, vintage-style Trapeze Tailpiece, custom boygenius Fingerboard Inlays, Nickel Head Badge with boygenius signatures, and of course, a boygenius logo on the back of the headstock.

Shop the Gretsch at boygenius’ store.