Punk rock war-lord Tim Armstrong makes no apologies that the music radiating from his soul at times can be loud & ferocious. His guitar tone alone has become as infamous as his world renown persona. Gretsch is proud to introduce the G5191BK Tim Armstrong Signature Electromatic Hollow Body guitar. A big sound resonates from the parallel tone bars and sound post mounted under the top of the 17″ wide body, which has a harp tailpiece and a pair of “Black Top” Filter’Tron™ pickups for maximum sustain and tuning stability. Grover® tuners, big block fretboard inlays and gold-plated hardware set against the ominous FLAT BLACK urethane finish is a recipe to incite your senses to euphoria. Also available LEFT-HANDED. Asked what it is in particular that he loves about the guitar, Armstrong said, “To me, it sounds like a piano, like it’s full body and thick. I hear the chords as if I’m playing a piano. That’s just a simple way for me to explain it.” Armstrong also commented “It’s an honor for me, and it is designed after my favorite guitar ever, which is that 1971 Country Club Gretsch I play more than any other guitar––in the studio and onstage.” Adding that “I would drag that Country Club all over the place. So, it’s amazing for me. I was playing the signature and it sounds identical to my Country Club. The people at Gretsch have been amazing, super respectful. They kept the ingredients the same.”
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