October Sweetwater Giveaway: Gretsch Corvette


Neal Walter
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10/01/2009 10:33 pm
by Neal Walter



Gretsch Electromatic Corvette



This is a hot rod of a guitar by a classic guitar company, Gretsch. Their guitars have always had a unique look, feel, and sound to them that make them stand out from other guitar companies and this little Corvette is no exception. I found it compact, lightweight, and easy to play. Plus, it comes in my favorite color, Burgundy.

This little rocker has a mahogany neck and body with a 22 fret rosewood fingerboard. All chrome hardware and a double cutaway body style that makes for easy access to the high notes. Two Mega'Tron humbucker pickups, an anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge, Bigsby tremolo, two volume knobs, one tone knob, a 3 way switch, and vintage style tuners.

The pickup switch is kind of in the way of the tremolo arm but is consistent with the Corvette's original '60s design. The Corvette was originally designed as Gretsch's answer to the Gibson Les Paul Jr. and it has a body style that is similar to the Jr., SG, and Melody Maker guitars.

Gretsch guitars have been used by a lot of great players like Billy Gibbons, Bo Diddley & Brian Setzer to name a few. And if you're a Fall Out Boy fan, this solid body Corvette is very similar to the model that Patrick Stump used to record the band's latest album.

I love the classic chrome hardware. The Bigsby stayed in tune ok and works better as an accent tool then for a dive-bomb effect (as most Bigsby's do). It's got a bright, clear. and chimey tone.

Jimi Hendrix liked the sound enough to use a '67 Corvette on his sessions with Curtis Knight. From Beatles to Beach Boys, Rockabilly to your latest pop rock radio hit, in the words of one Corvette owner "it's just a good, simple, fun guitar".

This one can be yours courtesy of our friends at Sweetwater by subscribing to our monthly newsletter and reading the product review for the month. Sweetwater sponsors this giveaway and they are always a real pleasure to deal with. They give free shipping on all orders (even strings!) and have an outstanding staff of real musicians who can help you make the right purchase the first time.

Sweetwater provides the gear, we review it for the Guitar Tricks Newsletter, and we give it away to one lucky Guitar Tricks member. Just reply to this post to qualify to win, good luck!

Check out my demo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy8e0BAcIxs

Official Gretsch website

Double your chances of winning this month. We're also giving away an Epiphone Les Paul to one Guitar Tricks Channel YouTube subscriber . All you have to do to enter is subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUmUZO7K6c8 (same rules apply) -Good Luck!
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Neal Walter
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10/01/2009 10:36 pm
October Sweetwater Gear Review Giveaway – Gretsch Corvette

The October contest is again sponsored by our good friends at Sweetwater.com.

We are going to give the Gretsch Corvette away to a lucky newsletter reader on October 23rd.

To register to win, just reply to this thread!

Please read the contest rules here:

http://www.guitartricks.com/giveaway.php

In order to win this prize, you must "enter" the contest by posting on this thread by midnight of October 22nd, 2009.
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10/01/2009 10:37 pm
Special Message for Non-US Members

We deeply regret that we cannot ship contest prizes outside the U.S.

Customs, tariffs, and shipping prevent merchandise from being shipped reasonably between countries.

That is the reason why U.S. music stores cannot sell to musicians in other countries, even as close as Canada.

We originally intended this contest to be run by Ren in the U.K. but we found that just shipping him the gear was so problematic that it would cost more than the contest itself.

Please accept our apologies for making this a U.S. only contest.
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10/01/2009 11:51 pm
Hello, considered me entered.
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10/02/2009 12:32 am
Posting, entering, hoping that it shows up on my doorstep?
It's better to regret something that you have done than something you haven't.
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10/02/2009 12:48 am
Enter me please!
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10/02/2009 12:48 am
Would love to have this little red corvette!
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10/02/2009 12:51 am
Amazing guitar!!!
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10/02/2009 1:10 am
Please Pick Me I need this thing!!!!!
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10/02/2009 1:11 am
and lengthening my message to at least ten charcters.
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10/02/2009 1:13 am
thanks for the link. i would guess this gets me entered to win my new gretsch
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10/02/2009 1:17 am
guess I'm entered now. Awesome!
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10/02/2009 1:28 am
Sign me up please! That is a sweet sound fom a sweet looking guitar.
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10/02/2009 1:29 am
Now that is one sweet axe. Please oh please let me win! :D
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10/02/2009 1:29 am
Cool lookin' guitar!! Would love to have it!!
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10/02/2009 1:33 am
Count me in...
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10/02/2009 1:37 am
Love it. Make the Corvette mine - please
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10/02/2009 1:39 am
enter me for this month.
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10/02/2009 1:39 am
Please enter me to win... wait, that doesn't sound right...

I would like to enter the Sweetwater giveaway... beautiful guitar...!!!

you guys ROCK...!!!
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10/02/2009 1:53 am
A new Gretsch Corvette would look nice parked on my wall o' sound.
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