BILL AND SUE-ON HILLMAN: A 50-YEAR
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Guitars I have known... and owned ~
Bill Hillman Guitar No. 22
(Actually part of Sue-On's collection of
the four Gretsch Americana Guitars)
Gretsch Americana Wild West
Model No. G4530 ~ Serial No. 10-07010933
All four models are featured on the Hillman
The Sweethearts travelled the wild west with
With Max Thomas in the California High Desert
With Sue-On at Pioneertown near Yucca Valley
and Joshua Tree.
Gretsch Americana Wild West Sweethearts Acoustic
The limited-edition G4530 Wild West Sweethearts guitar is the first
installment in the Gretsch Americana Series. Reminiscent of the ol' cowboy
guitars of yesteryear, this acoustic steel-string guitar features distinctive
looks, original Western-inspired artwork, and playability.
The short-scale length, 3/4-size design, durable real-wood construction
and a precise factory setup make the Wild West Sweethearts a great
portable acoustic - perfect for sing-alongs around the campfire.
Original western-inspired artwork
Precise factory setup
G4530 Wild West Sweethearts guitar is the first installment in the Gretsch
o Musical instrument
is reminiscent of the ol' cowboy guitars of yesteryear
o Acoustic steel-string
guitar features distinctive looks and original western inspired artwork
length and 3/4-size design makes the Sundown Serenade a great beginner's
o Portable acoustic
has a unique look
o Limited edition
guitar that is now discontinued and is a real collectible
o Wild West
Sweethearts has durable real-wood construction
o Precise factory
o Folksy tone
just begs for strumming at the nearest campfire
Dimensions: 42.5 in. L x 16.25 in. W x 5.25 in. D
Great value and kitschy to boot! Love the concept, graphics and price.
The best deal ever!
Great little fun guitar. Addicted to playing this one! So cute! Great sound
and easy to play. I'm in love. I got a keeper!
Absolutely delighted with the quality of this instrument. It is very playable,
has a nice little voice, and represents an absurd value for the price.
The perfect beater. It's a small scale, but it sounds amazing, and is the
perfect conversation piece.
What a fun guitar! First of all it's collectible...second, it looks great...and
finally it sounds terrific! I haven't been able to put it down since it
came to my door. Way more than just something to hang on a wall...this
is no toy.
Fun little guitar. It's got pretty good tone and it's more or less something
you would break out on a camping trip or a BBQ when you wanna leave the
The guitar looks so much better than on the picture. This is a unique item
not only good for beginners. The sound is very nice. A great instrument
and definitely a show off with its great graphics.
Here is a little conversation starter that's more than a looker. This is
truly a great campfire or back porch guitar. The set-up and action is very
easy on the fingers. The fit and finish is excellent. The saddle is compensated.
It even has an adjustable truss rod. The sound is very nice. It comes with
a one year factory warranty. I love the graphics. It is very well built
and should last a long time with proper care. I highly recommend getting
at least one before these are gone.
These are great travel guitars with a terrific sound and a lightning fast
fingerboard. They feature real wood construction and a 24 scale, steel
reinforced neck that is precisely set from the factory. The open machine
heads lock the guitar in tune and are light enough to maintain an ideal
The fit and finish is fine and the guitar appears sturdy. The action is
the best I've found on any small travel guitar, hands down.
The artwork is deeply set into the finish and certainly puts this guitar
series in a unique, sometimes odd ball, sometimes corny 1950s time warp.
The Gretsch Americanas Get a
Workout On YouTube
Wild West Sweethearts
Way Out West
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