One strum of the Honey Dipper transports you back 80 years to a hobo jungle just off the tracks, where wandering workers congregate in camaraderie and where the comforting and captivating strains of a real all-metal resonator guitar waft through the smoke of oil-drum fires and enchant the ears with a sound like raindrops beating on a rusty pump house roof. The very sound and look of this fine Gretsch creation will make you want to free yourself of the damning confines of your office, your cubicle or whatever it is that enslaves you and hop the next train to anywhere with a smile on your face as big as the sky and a song in your heart. Optional gig bag available.
Body Material: Bell Brass
Body Shape: Resonator
Body Back: Bell Brass
Body Sides: Bell Brass
Body Top: Bell Brass
Body Finish: Weathered "Pump House Roof"
F Holes Sound Holes: "F" Hole
Body Depth: 3.5" (89 mm)
Body Length: 18.87" (479 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout: 9.875" (251 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout: 14.125" (359 mm)
Neck Shape: Medium "V"
Number of Frets: 19 (12 to Body)
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Fingerboard Radius: 15.75" (400 mm)
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Finish: Semi-Gloss Honey Mahogany Stain
Nut Width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
Scale Length: 25" (635 mm)
Headstock: 1930's Gretsch 3x3
Truss Rods: Dual-Action Head Adjust
Truss Rod Nut: Hex
Hardware Finish: Weathered
Bridge: Biscuit - Ebony-Tipped Maple
Tuning Machines: Grover Sta-Tite Die-Cast
String Nut: Bone
Strings: D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze, Light (.012-.053 Gauges)
Additional Comments: Gretsch "Ampli-Sonic" Eastern European, 99% Pure Aluminum Resonator Cone; Trapeze Tailpiece
Unique Features: Bell Brass Body; Gretsch Ampli-Sonic Biscuit Resonator Cone and Bridge; Poinsettia Design Cover-Plate; Weathered "Pump House Roof" Body Finish; 1930s Gretsch Headstock with Aged Pearloid Face.
Case: Optional Gig Bag
Included Accessories: Truss-Rod Hex Wrench