Patrick Vaughn Stump with his signature model Gretsch Electromatic Corvette. [Photo by Pamela Littky]
The Gretsch G5135PS Patrick Vaughn Stump Signature Series Gretsch STUMP-O-MATIC Electromatic Corvette Guitar features a solid mahogany body, a set-in mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard and 21 frets that clear the body; three Mega’Tron pickups and TV Jones-designed circuitry with a master volume, three-position toggle, middle pickup volume/blend control, and STUMP-O-MATIC kill switch, a two-position rotary operation switch that allows for combinations of all three pickups and a multitude of tones; string-through-body design for maximum sustain, chrome hardware, and Pewter finish with custom black stripes. Since 2001, Stump and his Fall Out Boy band-mates have taken the world by storm, selling millions of records and amassing several sold-out tours. Over the years, they have won numerous MTV Video Music Awards, are Grammy-nominated, and have recorded five studio albums, including their latest full-length offering, Folie á Deux, released today. “The good people at Gretsch came to me and asked what I would like in an ideal guitar,” said Stump. “I told them I wanted something that sounds really good through a high-gain British amp and a clean Fender amp. When I’m playing live, I want to get as many tones as I can out of one instrument. I need all the clarity that single-coil pickups provide, and the overdrive tones that only come from humbucking pickups. It’s the guitar I use and I’m very, very proud of it.” Additionally, Fall Out Boy, Gretsch and Squier have teamed-up for an extra special online giveaway promotion. Fans can go to a special Gretsch Web page for a chance to win the very autographed Gretsch guitar Patrick used on their latest album, or www.squierguitars.com/petewentz for a chance to win bassist Pete Wentz’s autographed signature Squier Precision Bass guitar and Fender Bass Amplification TB-600C bass combo he played on the album. Copies of their album include inserts with the Gretsch and Squier web links leading fans to the giveaway landing pages. Gretsch G5135PS Patrick Vaughn Stump Signature Series Gretsch STUMP-O-MATIC Electromatic Corvette Guitars will be available on February 1, 2009 at participating Gretsch dealers worldwide with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,000. For more information, go to www.gretschguitars.com. Squier Pete Wentz Precision Bass guitars are available at participating Squier dealers worldwide with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $480. For more information, go to www.squierguitars.comAttending the Winter NAMM convention? Check out Gretsch in their new space on the 3rd Floor, Ballroom E, Jan. 15–18, 2009.
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