Written on: 11/01/2010
This WAS my favorite guitar for blues. Until the bridge blew off, leaving me with nothing but a painted box. The 2 dinky screws holding the bridge on were not up to the task of holding this formerly-fun instrument together. This certainly wasn't the cheapest guitar I've ever owned but it's only one that ever blew up on me. It's junk. (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2009
Great looks, great sounding palour if used for blues, cheap price, it's a Gretsch Americana!!!
Thin body, quite tinny sounding, rubbish strings fitted and intonation needed a little tweaking.
I raised the action on mine and use it in open g tuning for slide guitar, I am unsure whether the guitar neck would take open a and for the cost I wouldnt be suprised if it didnt, maybe with light gauge strings? Sounds great though with a metal slide!!
will be buying the rest of the series so I can... (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2009 by garydeltadixon
I use the Gretsch Americana guitar in open g fitted with d'adario medium srings, i raised the action for slide and use the guitar for gigging with a shadow transducer pickup, sounds great and i get a load of interest for this guitar, i did use it for standard playing for a while for ambling around on the sofa at home, would be suited for this purpose for anybody, as a first guitar or as a slide guitar as i use it for, be aware though if fitting a pick up under the strings they are very close... (read more)