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GRAMMY Award winner, Portugal. The Man’s founding member and lead singer John Gourley has become a prominent force in the music industry. With a unique voice and impressive guitar skills, Gourley has captivated audiences with a unique style and approach to music made possible by his ever evolving exploration of different music genres. Ahead of his upcoming performance at Bluesfest Byron Bay this Easter, Gourley is now collaborating with Grestch Guitars to launch his very own signature guitar, the Limited Edition John Gourley Electromatic® Broadkaster®.  Each feature on the guitar was hand picked by Gourley with the purpose to prioritize sound, from the lightweight body for more on stage movement, Broadkaster pickups, to the added Bigsby.  

 Inspired by Gourley’s exploration across different styles of music, the Limited Edition John Gourley Electromatic® Broadkaster® produces a sound that can adapt to any genre, from indie, to country, to rock. Most importantly, Gourley wanted to build a guitar that was affordable.

 Gourley joins a roster of iconic Gretsch signature artists including legends like AC/DC’s Malcolm Young, Guns N’ Roses’ Richard Fortus, The Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson, and more recently, indie supergroup boygenius. The limited edition Broadkaster will be available for purchase on February 14 nationwide, for $1,199.99 at

 Gourley has always had a soft spot for Gretsch guitars. It started after he walked into a guitar shop and heard the sound of a Gretsch guitar, and was instantly hooked. Investing in a Gretsch helped him grow as an artist. 

The Limited Edition John Gourley Electromatic® Broadkaster® was built for musicians from every genre in mind. The guitar boasts a double-cutaway maple body featuring a chambered spruce center block for enhanced resonance and tonal richness. Its thin “U”-shaped maple neck features a 12”-radius laurel fingerboard, hosts 22 medium jumbo frets and pearloid “cloud” inlays for a touch of style. Equipped with USA Full’Tron™ humbucking pickups, the guitar delivers a powerful and versatile sonic range. The control layout includes a master volume with treble bleed circuit, master tone, individual pickup volume controls and a three-position pickup selector switch, offering precise tonal shaping. The Anchored Adjusto-Matic™ bridge ensures stable tuning while the Bigsby® B70 vibrato tailpiece adds expressive pitch modulation. Additional features include a Graph Tech® NuBone® nut, silver sparkle binding, locking tuners, strap locks and nickel hardware

Watch John Gourley break down the design process of his signature Broadkaster®, the story behind the artwork, and his love for Gretsch’s iconic sound.

Take a closer dive into the array of features included in the signature guitar.

The limited edition Broadkaster will be available for purchase on February 14 nationwide, for $1,199.99 at

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