The guitars conceived and produced by the Gretsch Company after WWII represent some of the more unique sounding and visually dynamic models available during the ''50s and into the mid-''60s.

'62 Chet Atkins Tennessean model 6119
The Chet Atkins Tennessean model 6119 debuted in 1958 as a single pickup (FilterTron) hollowbody with open f-holes and a cherry red finish. In the early 1960s, the model evolved to the Electrotone sealed-top body with walnut finish and dual HiloTron pickups. George Harrison used a slightly later version of this model at the famous Shea Stadium Beatles concert. (Photo courtesy of Ron O'Keefe)

A maze of modulation and reverberations leads down many colorful tone vortices.

Deep clanging reverb tones. Unexpected reverb/modulation combinations.

Steep learning curve for a superficially simple pedal.

$209

SolidGoldFX Ether
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A lot of cruel fates can befall a gig. But unless you’re a complete pedal addict or live in high-gain-only realms, doing a gig with just a reverb- and tremolo-equipped amp is not one of them. Usually a nice splash of reverb makes the lamest tone pretty okay. Add a little tremolo on top and you have to work to not be at least a little funky, surfy, or spacy. You see, reverb and modulation go together like beans and rice. That truth, it seems, extends even to maximalist expressions of that formula—like the SolidGold FX Ether.

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