Gretsch Guitars Announces The New Rich Robinson Signature Magpie Guitar


Rich Robinson’s guitar tone is immediately identifiable as the musical voice of The Black Crowes and his current band Magpie Salute. Gretsch Guitars are a key component in that sound and today the manufacturer announces the release of a new model designed in collaboration with the guitarist.

The all-new Gretsch G6136T Rich Robinson Signature Magpie with Bisgby® guitar is a stylish and beautifully colored Raven’s Breast Blue gloss lacquer finish, modeled after the Gretsch Falcon. It also features a silver pickguard adorned with Magpie logo, silver sparkle body and neck binding and nickel hardware.

Gretsch G6136T-RR Rich Robinson Signature Falcon

According to Gretsch, the hollow body is constructed of a highly resonant 3-ply maple body with solid spruce top and 1959-style trestle bracing with a spruce block under the bridge, and oversized F-holes for explosive sonic projection and maximum feedback control. A 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium frets and mother of pearl Neo-Classic™ inlays tops off a maple neck for playability as impressive as its style.

Pickups include a TV Jones® Classic humbucking bridge pickup for “pristine highs and stout lows with balanced harmonics,” while a Broad’Tron™ BT65 neck pickup drives the guitar’s unique voice with a “robust and punchy midrange and an uncommonly smooth high-end.” The control layout— separate bridge and neck volume knobs, three-way position toggle switch, master tone and master volume with treble bleed circuit—allows for infinite tonal variations.

Other premium features include Grover® Imperial™ tuning machines, amber jeweled G-arrow control knobs, bone nut, Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with pinned ebony base and string-thru Bigsby® B6 tailpiece. A hardshell case is also included.

Street price: $3799.99

Gretsch G6136T Rich Robinson Signature Magpie Headstock

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