Here is what Gretsch say...
'Rich in voice and subtle in style, ROOTS COLLECTION™ Acoustic Guitars represent a level of design, detail and craftsmanship not seen since days long gone.
Inspired by tradition, yet rooted in pure Gretsch sensibility, these instruments speak with voices that harken back to a bygone era of "living room" choruses and prairie melodies. True in sound and craft, the G9521 Style 2 Triple-0 slothead guitar rings clear with a quick, articulate note response and a crisp bass that is never “muddy”.
Perfect for the finger-style player, this model shines in balance while projecting a surprisingly strong tonal “throw.”