“Thinking of buying a guitar?” alternative rock band OK Gotweeted earlier. “How about a sweet dust-crusted/battle-scarred Gretsch from the ‘Needing/Getting’ video?”
In case you hadn’t seen or heard, the indie group tricked out a Chevy Sonic earlier this year to film the video for “Needing/Getting,” off 2010’s Of The Blue Color of the Sky. The quartet raced the modified vehicle around the California desert to musically recreate the song using junkyard pianos, plastic barrels for percussion, brass instruments and nearly 300 black and red Gretsch CVT III guitars. One out of every six guitars was plugged into five-watt Gretsch G5222 Electromatic amplifiers.
Now, however, OK Go fans can actually purchase those Gretsch guitars and amps used in the project. Available exclusively from Brooklyn’s Sound Streets NYC, just four miles from the original Gretsch factory, as well as on their wesbite, each product comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by all four band members and Gretsch president Fred Gretsch III and a color photo of the instruments on the set during the video shoot.
Guitars cost $320 and amps cost $190, and there are about 350 items overall. Check out the “Needing/Getting” video below to see the Gretsch guitars and amps in action.