From an interview with GuitarPlayer (Sept 2010): **GP: What acoustics do you prefer?** **JW:** Gretsch Ranchers. They are great for live use, because they produce more bass than anything else, and I like a lot of bass in an acoustic guitar. **GP: How do you amplify them?** **JW:** Playing an acoustic live is very difficult— especially when everyone else in the band is playing electric. It’s very frustrating. I don’t have any advice, other than it’s tough, and the best thing to do is stand really still and put a microphone in front of the soundhole. **GP: Who are the women portrayed on the backs of the Ranchers?** **JW:** Claudette Colbert is on the orange one I used in the Raconteurs and White Stripes. Rita Hayworth is on the white one you see me carrying around in the Great Northern Lights DVD. The white and gold one I use in the Dead Weather has Veronica Lake on the back. So I’ve got a brunette, a redhead, and a blonde—one for each band. An incredible tattoo artist in Cincinnati, Ohio, named [Kore Flatmo](https://www.instagram.com/koreflatmo_plurabella) did the work for me. I saw the portraits he had done tattooing, and I bought him a really nice wood-burning tool to burn those images into the backs of my guitars. The full interview can be found [here](http://www.guitarplayer.com/miscellaneous/1139/jack-white-mega-sonic-on-the-sounds-that-drive-the-white-stripes-raconteurs-and-dead-weather/12785).more
Here, James Edward Bagshaw can be seen playing "White Christmas" on the Gretsch. It was posted on his Instagram and has been seen in other videos and pictures posted. His has an overhead pickguard which is different from the typical Gretsch Rancher Falcon Cutaway which only has a single pickguard.more
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