High Sensitive Filter'Tron ™ Pickups
"Gretsch Filter'Tron Electric Guitar Pickups Filter Out Hum, Neon
Noises, Crackle and Electrical Disturbance!"
The Filter'Tron "Electronic Guitar Head" was introduced in 1957 at
the summer NAMM show in Chicago. Filter'Tron pickups feature
dual-coils and are designed to
Filter out the elecTronic
hum normally associated with single-coil pickups, while adding a
warmer tone, and a significant increase in output and sustain.
HiLo'Tron ™ Single-coil Pickups
"HiLo'Tron Electric Guitar Pickups Feature Full Hi-Fidelity,
Brilliant Highs, Mellow Lows and Extra Lively Response!"
Gretsch HiLo'Tron "Electronic Guitar Heads" were developed in 1958
as a replacement for the venerable DeArmond pickups. HiLo'Tron
single-coil pickups have an incredibly broad range of tones, from
to "Mellow Lows!"
George Harrison's Country Gentleman came with the Filter'Tron
Pickups. But the fact is he used his Tennessean with the HiLo'Trons
DynaSonic ™ Single-Coil Pickups
"DynaSonic Pickups Yield a Tone of Incomparable Power and Fidelity!"
Originally known as the Gretsch-DeArmond Fidelatone, the DynaSonic
single-coil pickup has been a Gretsch standard since the late '40s.
Being one of the first pickups to offer individually adjustable
pole-pieces, DynaSonic pickups feature shimmering highs and a rich,
full bass response.
Bigsby ® Vibrato Tailpieces
"Bigsby Vibrato Tailpieces Provide Exciting Tonal Effects!"
Bigsby vibrato tailpieces have been available on Gretsch guitars
since the '50s. Their classic design allows guitarists to add
beautiful tremolo and pitch-bending effects to single notes or full
chords – while keeping the guitar perfectly in tune.
Bigsby Stationary Handle
Sometimes called a "Fixed Arm", the Bigsby stationary handle is
fixed in one position, moving only up and down to create the vibrato
Bigsby Wire Handle
known as the "C.A." handle or "arm", the Bigsby Wire handle is
preferred by many Gretsch players. Plus, it just looks so darn cool!
Also available in a Stationary configuration.
Seen here on the ever popular White Falcon model. recently
Gretsch released a Black Falcon model. We have them in stock,
They look Ultra Cool... Daddy-0
G-cutout tailpiece is seen on most Country Clubs and Anniversaries,
as well as some Jet models. This simple, stamped brass design has
become somewhat of a Gretsch hallmark, and is still used on most
non-vibrato equipped Gretsch's today.
Billy Gibbons uses this tailpiece on many of the custom guitars &
Gretsch guitars he owns.
The Synchromatic 400 "Chromatic Tailpiece" is an exclusive Gretsch
feature. The tailpiece is designed to compensate for differing
string gauges, thereby reducing tension and equalizing playing
finger pressure. The tailpiece makes playing easier with uniform
Epiphone offered their Frequensator tailpiece on some of their early
A hallmark feature of the Gretsch Falcon ™ and Penguin ™ models, the
hand made "G-Cadillac Tailpiece" symbolizes grace and elegance.
are using this Tailpiece on our own Abstract Custom Guitar called
Synchro-Sonic ™ Bridge
A Marvel of Engineering!
First introduced in 1951, the Gretsch Synchro-Sonic Bridge produces
perfect intonation in all registers by means of moveable string
rests. Each string is allowed to find its own true octave and true
intervals in all positions. All strings can be accurately tuned and
locked in place. No screwdriver needed!
Available in Chrome, Nickel or Gold
The Synchromatic "Synchronized bridge" is another exclusive Gretsch
feature. The bridge is graduated to provide progressively broader
contact between the vibrating strings and the top, or sounding
board. The result is perfect harmonious balance between the fast
vibrating treble strings and slower vibrating bass strings.
This is a very art deco complement to the guitar, everyone who sees it
assumes it's a cosmetic thing. This really works though.
Space Control ™ Bridge
"With the new GRETSCH SPACE CONTROL BRIDGE" the guitarist can for
the first time space his strings to suit every style of playing."
Split hair spacing adjustments can easily be made for the finger
stylist, the single string artist or the chord player. With the
space control bridge, each string is provided with a transversing
adjustment which makes it possible to set a broad spread of the
strings for finger style playing or a narrow spread for pick
Rocking Bar Bridge
No fuss, no muss! A long time favorite among Gretsch players, the Gretsch Bar
bridge produces a smooth glassy tone with enhanced sustain.
The updated version of the classic Gretsch Bar bridge features cone
shaped post holes allowing the bar to "rock" back and forth when a
Bigsby Vibrato is used.
Not recommended by Ed Roman, I would prefer to be able to intonate
my guitar. I think that's a little more important than getting a
smooth glassy tone on a hollow body Rockabilly guitar!!
Adjusto-Matic ™ Bridge
The Adjusto-Matic bridge offers great tone and precise intonation with
its six individually adjustable string saddles. When used with a
Bigsby vibrato, the bridge slightly "rocks" with the movement of the
strings- reducing friction and adding tuning stability.
"Now here's a bridge I can get behind, This is like a Gibson
Tune-o-Matic but I don't have to say It's a Gibson part."
Electrotone Hollow Body
Introduced in 1962 to help reduce unwanted feedback while playing at
louder volumes, the Electrotone hollow body is typically 2" in
depth, and has simulated F-holes.
Neo-Classic ™ Fingerboard
"Centuries ago, when string instruments were first built, the early
craftsmen discovered that pure ebony offered the best basic board
for playing performance. As time passed, instrument makers began to
decorate these fine playing boards with fancy pearl inlays which
were beautiful but in no way helped the playing performance of the
board; it only destroyed the wonderful feel only pure ebony could
give. It is with these proven facts in mind that we introduce the
new Gretsch Neo-Classic fingerboard—the finest in playing
performance and sheer beauty. The beautifully inlayed half moons
(thumbnails) on the bass side of the board are perfect position
markers and do not in any way detract from the classic feel which is
so essential to perfect performance. Neo Classic construction
preserves the full strength of the fingerboard."
Action-Flow ™ Zero Fret Nut
Introduced in 1959, the Action-Flow Zero Fret Nut allows you to play
at fret level from one end of the fingerboard to the other. No more
string nuts that are too high or too low!
Electro-Socket ™ Output Jack
As a return to original specs, the Electro-Socket recessed metal jack
dish is once again featured on Jet style solid body guitars.