Gretsch groups up with Nigel Hendroff for a simplified nonetheless trim signature Penguin guitar

Gretsch groups up with Nigel Hendroff for a simplified nonetheless trim signature Penguin guitar

Gretsch's new G6134TFM-NH Nigel Hendroff Signature Penguin guitar

(Image credit: Gretsch Guitars)

Abet in June, Gretsch – along with a model in line with Malcolm Younger’s triple-pickup “Beast” – launched a original signature guitar for Nigel Hendroff, lead electrical guitar participant and musical director of the in vogue Hillsong Church.

Now, Gretsch has launched the upright-lookin’ model, which sides an intelligent combination of classic looks to be, a simplified preserve watch over structure and highly effective electronics. It is doubtless you’ll even hear Hendroff exhaust it for a trudge below.

“I’ve cherished taking part in the ragged-spec Penguin,” he says in the video, “and here’s – whenever you occur to bask in – a ‘participant’s’ version, extra of a up to the moment exhaust [on] it.”

For starters, bask in your identical outdated Penguin, the G6134TFM-NH – to present the guitar its fats name – sides a chambered mahogany body with a maple top, and a mahogany neck. Said neck sides an ebony fretboard carrying a 24.6” scale length with 22 medium jumbo frets and mother of pearl Astronomical Block inlays.

Sounds on the instrument catch manner of a pair of Huge’Tron BT-65 pickups, managed utterly by particular person grasp volume and tone knobs and a 3-manner pickup switch.

Hardware, in the period in-between, is executed in nickel, with the Grover Imperial Locking tuners, Bigsby, banjo armrest, and tortoiseshell pickguard – featuring, after all, the gold Gretsch and Penguin logos – providing some classic elegance.

In conserving with the guitar’s total less-is-extra theme, the utterly touch pointing to Hendroff is his signature on the assist of the guitar’s headstock.

(Image credit: Gretsch Guitars)

The Gretsch G6134TFM-NH Nigel Hendroff Signature Penguin guitar is available now – in Amber Flame and Dim Cherry Metal Flame finishes – for $3,499.

It is an up-market instrument for clear, nonetheless on condition that a most recent gaze (by Gretsch owners Fender, no less) showed that after it comes to a third of most recent guitar gear provided yearly is sold by church gamers, we’re strange to test out how the Hendroff signature finally ends up doing. A signal of many signature models to come assist for indispensable six-stringers in the Christian tune world, most likely? We can understand..

For extra info on the model, focus on with Gretsch (opens in original tab).

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Partner Editor at He’s been writing and bettering tales about original gear, technique and guitar-driven tune both outdated and original since 2014, and has also written extensively on the the same issues for Guitar Participant (opens in original tab). In a host of areas, his album critiques and essays absorb seemed in Louder (opens in original tab) and Unrecorded (opens in original tab). Though initiate to tune of all kinds, his best admire has always been indie, and every little thing that falls below its big umbrella. To that stop, you need to perchance derive him on Twitter crowing about whatever vast original guitar band you need to tumble every little thing to listen to correct now.