Gretsch G5021WPE Rancher Penguin

The Peguin range from Gretsch covers a few models all of which have a peguin image on the scratch plate which seems to be the only reason for the name. However, it turns out that the real reason the name came about was a desire to produce versions of the White Falcon models and call the range White Penguin. Original White Penguin models are quite rare, although Dave Gilmore had one in the 80’s, they didn’t produce that many.

The current Peguin range are made in Indonisia at a reasonable cost but not cheap. The model descibed here retails in the UK at around £460 and is described as a Parlor style Electro acoustic guitar with onboard Fishman pickup, preamp and tuner. A solid spruce top, maple back and sides and rosewood fretboard provide a quailty acoustic sound. I liked it so much I actually bought one.

White Penguin Story on Reverb.

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