Gretsch G9221 Bobtail Steel Round-Neck Electro-Acoustic Resonator Padauk

Gretsch G9221 Bobtail Steel Round-Neck Electro-Acoustic Resonator Padauk

The Gretsch G9221 Bobtail Steel Round-Neck Electro-Acoustic Resonator Guitar can be played loud and proud with its Fishman Nashville pickup and other premium appointments.
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The Gretsch G9221 Bobtail Steel Round-Neck Electro-Acoustic Resonator Guitar can be played loud and proud with its Fishman Nashville pickup and other premium appointments.

Gretsch Bobtail Steel Guitar with Ampli-Sonic Diaphragm

With its weathered “Pump House Roof” finish and aged pearl headstock face the G9221 Bobtail looks as good as it sounds – and it sounds great thanks to its Ampli-Sonic diaphragm resonator cone.

What’s more; being an electro-acoustic guitar, you can plug it in and get that great Gretsch sound live and loud on stage.

Gretsch G9221 Bobtail Steel Round-Neck Electro-Acoustic Resonator Guitar Key Features:

  • Round-Neck Model
  • Ampli-Sonic Resonator Cone
  • Padauk Fretboard
  • Fishman Nashville Series Resophonic Pickup
  • Fishman Nashville Spider Bridge
  • Grover Sta-Tite Tuning Machines

Steel Body with Ampli-Sonic Resonator

Gretsch have made the body of the G9221 Bobtail completely of steel which will give you that beautiful steel guitar tone with great volume that cuts through the mix.

Along with the all-steel body, a further driving force behind the Gretsch G9221’s distinctive tone is the Ampli-Sonic Spider cone diaphragm resonator which has been hand spun in Eastern Europe from 99% pure aluminium.

Vintage Style Neck

The Gretsch G9221 Bobtail’s Mahogany neck with its V shape profile along with its 1930s headstock featuring a period accurate old style Gretsch logo over an aged pearloid face is nicely playable and looks great.

This round-neck version of the Gretsch Bobtail gives it a soft and comfortable playing grip.

Atop the neck, you'll find a new Padauk fretboard which is extremely similar to traditional Rosewood in both looks, qualities and playing feels but comes from a more sustainable source.

There are 19 frets, with 12 to the body, while simple dot inlays guide the way along the comfortable 25" scale length.

Quality Hardware and Electronics

In the body of the Gretsch Bobtail, you’ll find a Fishman Nashvhille spider bridge and the resonator.

Ornately cut out with a beautiful nickel poinsettia design cover plate, the Ampli-Sonic resonator looks fantastic itself and is joined on the body by twin f-holes, adding that beautiful, classic look while aiding in sound creation and projection.

On the 1930s inspired headstock, you’ll find Grover Sta-Tite tuning machines which provide extremely precise and secure tuning while the bone nut maintains perfect string alignment and tension as well as aiding a natural sound and sustain.

Allowing you to plug in and get play live is a quality Fishman Nashville resonator pickup that perfectly captures the distinct tone and characteristics of a resonator guitar.

Authentically Vintage

Made with authentic vintage features, the Gretsch G9221 Bobtail is the perfect instrument for any fan of guitars from yesteryear.

Buy the G9221 Bobtail and get that classic resonator guitar sound and playability thanks to top class Gretsch construction and the Ampli-Sonic resonator.

Gretsch G9221 Bobtail Steel Round-Neck Electro-Acoustic Resonator Guitar Specs:


  • Model Name: G9221 Bobtail Steel Round-Neck A.E., Steel Body Spider Cone Resonator Guitar, Fishman Nashville Resonator Pickup
  • Model Number: 2716015000
  • Series: Gretsch Roots Collection 
  • Colour: Weathered "Pump House Roof"


  • Build: Folk & Bluegrass 
  • Cutaway: Non Cutaway 
  • Body: Steel
  • Body Shape: Resonator 


  • Neck Material: Mahogany 
  • Neck Finish: Open-Pore Semi-Gloss  
  • Scale Length: 25" (635 mm) 
  • Fingerboard: Padauk   
  • Number of Frets: 19 (12 to Body)   
  • Nut: Bone 
  • Nut Width: 1.75" (44.45 mm) 
  • Position Inlays: Dot 


  • Pickup: Fishman Nashville Pickup


  • Bridge: Spider – Fishman Nashville
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Sta-Tite Die-Cast 
  • Pickguard: None 
  • Orientation: Right-Hand


  • Strings: D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze, Light (.012-.053 Gauges) 
More Information
Manufacturer Gretsch
SKU 168910
Shipping Weight (kg) 4.670000
MPN 2716015000
Colour grey
Series Resonator Series
Scale Length 25"
Number Of Strings 6 string
Right / Left-Handed right handed
Fingerboard padauk fingerboard
Guitar Style other
Body Size full size


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