Gretsch USA Custom Shop Masterbuilt Super Broadkaster G6609T Aged Lake Placid Blue (935)
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Lark Guitars’ Private Run Gretsch Custom Shop Super Broadkaster by Stephen Stern is both refined and beautiful and a true purpose built reliable workhorse. Musicians can rely on this guitar for decades to come.
Lark Guitars had the honor and privilege of receiving the first ever Gretsch Custom Shop Super Broadkaster from NAMM 2018. Wildly impressed and excited by the design and tonal range of that guitar, we decided to pursue a run of our own. After many conversations with the iconic Gretsch Master Builder, Stephen Stern, he agreed to build more of these guitars for us, exclusively. This makes us happy because, as we all know, true beauty and mastery needs to be shared with the world!
These guitars are built on the proven Semi-Hollow Broadkaster platform and deliver very intriguing options. Resembling a vintage aircraft cockpit the numerous knobs and switches can look daunting and confusing, even though they are actually very intuitive and operate smoothly. A pair of Power'Tron Pickups deliver a wide range of tones from full, big body punch and mid-range throat to spanky, glassy single coil cut. The controls allow seamless blending of the coils to add the perfect amount of Gretsch sparkle. Laminated Semi-Hollow design with a maple neck yield a tight big punchy response with added airiness. Uncontrolled feedback is minimal but when desired the guitar still gives out beautiful, harmonic feedback. Playability is buttery and effortless and tuning stability and intonation are spot on.
Stephen Stern has once again proved he is the master of detail. The Mother of Pearl Thumbnail Inlay, the Fully Bound Body and F-Holes, the carefully Aged Nitro Finish and Hardware conspire to make this model a true work of Gretsch Custom Shop art.
Gretsch has once again proven their prowess. We’re confidant playing a Lark Special Run Super Broadcaster will make a fan out of any player.
Base Model: Super Broadcaster
Color: Aged Lake Placid Blue
Aging Type: Relic
Tuners: Grover Imperial Machine Heads w/Stairstep Buttons
Wiring: 1: Pickup Selector Switch
2: Tone Switch
3: Neck Pickup Control Switch. Down is Coil Split, Middle Normal Humbucker, Up is Dynamic Pickup Control (Outside Coil is on Inside Coil is sent to D)
4: Bridge Pickup Control. Down is Coil Split, Middle Normal Humbucker, Up is Dynamic Pickup Control (Outside Coil is on Inside Coil is sent to D)
5: Standby Switch
A: Master Volume
B: Neck Pickup Volume
C: Bridge Pickup Volume
D: Neck Pickup Control Blend. (This allows you to dial in exactly how much signal from the inside coil you want to send to ground when switch 3 is activated in the up position)
E: Bridge Pickup Control Blend. (This allows you to dial in exactly how much signal from the inside coil you want to send to ground when switch 4 is activated in the up position)
Frets: Vintage (Zero Fret)
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Fretboard Inlay Material: Mother of Pearl
Fretboard Inlay Style: Half Moon Thumbnail (Double)
Neck Wood: Quartersawn Maple
Truss Adjust: Headstock
Pickguard: Gretsch Engraving on Black Pickguard
Knobs: G Arrow
Tailpiece: Bigsby B6G
Top: Laminated Maple
Back: Laminated Maple
Sides: Laminated Maple
Construction: Center Block Bracing
Headstock Logo: Squared Horizontal Gretsch Logo
Bodystyle: Double Cutaway, Simi-Hollow Archtop, 2 F-Holes