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we tigers
02-10-2013, 03:04 AM
I see these popping at several online stores, but so far I haven't read any reviews. Is there anybody here whom actually tried or bought one of these?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVQ1kZoGZwk

I believe it's called G9112.
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Also curious how this one is compared to the Kala resonator. Somehow the Gretsch looks nicer to me.

TG&Y
02-10-2013, 03:59 AM
Hadn't seen these yet, what are they fetching? Not a big fan of the burst on some of the Kalas. Like the looks of this one too. And the pegs.

(Is that early Tony-the-T? That image is really familiar to me somehow)

we tigers
02-10-2013, 04:06 AM
Over here in Europe they are € 249,- or 199,-.

cletus
02-10-2013, 09:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__Nkglop1gc

Here is UkesterBrown doing a demo with the Kala concert resonator. Sounds really good, and Mim has 'em in stock. Pretty tempting, but I think the Gretsch looks better because of the tuners.
I'm looking forward to some reviews of both brands. The prices seem reasonable.

strumsilly
02-22-2013, 01:48 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__Nkglop1gc

Here is UkesterBrown doing a demo with the Kala concert resonator. Sounds really good, and Mim has 'em in stock. Pretty tempting, but I think the Gretsch looks better because of the tuners.
I'm looking forward to some reviews of both brands. The prices seem reasonable.
Yea,the
gretsch is $250 shipped at the online stores, avail March 18?. laminate hog, but it may be less important in a resonator.

kissing
02-22-2013, 01:57 AM
I've owned a few Kalas, and currently my main tenor is a Gretsch solid-mahogany top tenor.

I can immediately say that the Gretsch are a cut above the Kalas in build quality.
I think this resonator would be an awesome instrument!