Gretsch G9240 Alligator
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Gretsch G9240 Alligator Round-Neck Resonator Guitar Padauk

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Gretsch G9240 Alligator Resonator Guitar, a Mahogany body resonator guitar fitted with deluxe appointments. G9240 Alligator Resonator Guitar..

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Gretsch G9240 Alligator Resonator Guitar, a Mahogany body resonator guitar fitted with deluxe appointments.

G9240 Alligator Resonator Guitar with Padauk Fretboard

Evoking the essence of 1930s American Deep South, the Gretsch Alligator is a beautiful resonator guitar.

Coming from Gretsch’s Roots Collection, the Alligator brings together authentic, vintage style with modern playability.

Gretsch G9240 Alligator Resonator Guitar Key Features:

  • Ampli-Sonic Hand Spun Resonator Cone
  • Biscuit Hard Maple Bridge
  • Ebony and Maple Saddle
  • Natural Bone Nut
  • Abalone Dot Position Inlays
  • 1930s Gretsch Headstock
  • Aged Black White Neck and Body Binding

Constructing the Gretsch Alligator

Gretsch’s G9240 Alligator has a Mahogany body which houses an Ampli-Sonic cone which has been hand spun in Eastern Europe from 99% pure aluminium. The resulting sound is that classic, sharp tone of a single-cone resonator.

Its Mahogany neck will please vintage aficionados with its V shape profile along with its 1930s headstock featuring a period accurate old style Gretsch logo.

A Padauk fretboard has been used and it features an extremely playable 15.75” (400mm) radius with 19 medium jumbo frets, with the neck joining the body at the 12th fret.

Aged black and white neck and body binding protect the resonator guitar, adding some extra visual flair while Abalone dot position inlays adorn the Padauk fingerboard.

Great Sound from Quality Construction

The Mahogany top has a beautiful and timeless two-colour sunburst finish. While many guitarists usually prefer a solid top, the use of a laminated Mahogany top in the G9240 was definitely the right choice as it forms a sturdy, steady base for the resonator to work its magic.

Ornately cut out, 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 die-cast 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.

Bring Blues Home

With over 130 years of guitar building experience, when Gretsch pays tribute to their roots with incredible guitars like the G9240 Alligator from the Gretsch Roots Collection it is done so amazingly well.

Bring home that classic Delta blues sound or enjoy a beautifully authentic folk sound and period-accurate 1930s style with the Gretsch G9240 Alligator Resonator Guitar.

Gretsch G9240 Alligator Resonator Guitar Specs:


  • Model Name: G9240 Alligator Round-Neck, Mahogany Body Biscuit Cone Resonator Guitar, 2-Color Sunburst
  • Model Number: 2718013503   
  • Series: Gretsch Roots Collection 
  • Colour: 2-Colour Sunburst


  • Build: Folk & Bluegrass 
  • Body: Laminated Mahogany 
  • Body Shape: Resonator 
  • Bracing: Internal Sound-Well 
  • Body Binding: Aged White/Black/White


  • Neck Material: Mahogany 
  • Neck Finish: Vintage Semi-Gloss 
  • Neck Shape: Medium "V"
  • Neck Binding: Aged White 
  • Scale Length: 25" (635 mm) 
  • Fingerboard Radius: 15.75" (400 mm) 
  • Number of Frets: 19 (12 to Body) 
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo 
  • Nut: Bone 
  • Nut Width: 1.75" (44.45 mm) 
  • Position Inlays: White Dot 
  • Truss Rod Nut: Hex 
  • Headstock: 1930's Gretsch 3x3


  • Bridge: Biscuit – Hard Maple with Ebony/Maple Saddle 
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Sta-Tite Die-Cast 
  • Orientation: Right-Hand


  • Strings: D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze, Light (.012-.053 Gauges) 
  • Unique Features: Gretsch Ampli-Sonic Biscuit Resonator Cone; Weathered Poinsettia Cone Cover and Trapeze Tailpiece


Weight (kg)4.5800
Seriesresonator series
Number Of Strings6 string
Right / Left-Handedright handed
Fingerboardpadauk fingerboard

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