Gretsch Guitars G5420TG Electromatic Hollow Body, Single-Cut - Black with Gold Hardware

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SKU: # 514990
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250-5821-506

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No nonsense, Electromatic hollow-body guitars are the perfect real, pure and powerful Gretsch instruments. They're your next-step Gretsch-bold, dynamic and articulate, and crafted with essential Gretsch sound, style and playability. Alive and resonant, the G5420TG has fully hollow build with a true Filter'Tron voice that explodes with huge punch and clear, strong presence. Like all Electromatic guitars, it delivers the fearless and electrifying authenticity that has set Gretsch apart as the quintessential rock 'n' roll guitars from the very beginning. It's the sound of honour itself - play proud.

Premium features include:
• Dual "Black Top" Filter'tron humbucking pickups
• Gold hardware
• Versatile upgraded controls including master volume treble-bleed circuit
• Oversized bound F holes and aged multi-ply body binding
• Smaller late-'50s G6120 bound headstock
• Graph Tech NuBone nut
• Pearloid Neo-Classic "thumbnail" fingerboard inlays
• Bigsby B60 vibrato tailpiece

Specifications:
• Collection: Gretsch Electromatic Collection
• Body Material: 5-Ply Maple
• Body Finish: Gloss
• Upper Bout: 11.625" (295 mm)
• Lower Bout: 16" (406 mm)
• Waist: 9.625" (245 mm)
• Neck: Maple
• Neck Finish: Gloss
• Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
• Number of Frets: 22
• Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
• Position Inlays: Pearloid Neo-Classic Thumbnail
• Nut Material: Graph Tech NuBone
• Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
• Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Open-Back
• Scale Length: 24.6" (625 mm)
• Bridge: Adjusto-Matic with Secured Rosewood Base
• Pickups: Neck: Blacktop Filter'Tron, Bridge: Blacktop Filter'Tron
• Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
• Controls: Volume 1. Neck Pickup, Volume 2. Bridge Pickup, Master Volume, Master Tone
• Control Knobs: G-Arrow
• Hardware Finish: Gold
• Strings: Nickel Plated Steel .011-.049
• Pickguard: Gold Plexi with Black Gretsch Logo
• Case/Gig Bag: Optional: 0996475000 Hardshell / 0996458000 Bag, sold separately

How can I NOT give it 5 Stars?!?!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
Long story short - it's sexy, it sounds amazing, the build quality is fantastic, and the price for the amount of guitar you get, is fantastic. The one I got was flawless in fit and finish - not a blemish on it. I know that a lot of snobs pooh-pooh Korean or other offshore models, but this is truly an incredible guitar, worthy of the Gretsch name and lineage. My only possible criticism is also, ironically, one of the things I love about this guitar - with the separate volume controls for each pickup, PLUS the tone knob PLUS the selection switch, the amount of tone control on this thing is almost infinite - which can also be a bit of a frustration to people who are never quite 'perfectly' happy with their tone and constantly feel the need to tweak it (me, for example). On the other hand, once you dial it in....sweet justice this thing sounds incredible! One of the features I didn't even know I needed until I owned this guitar was the treble-bleed circuit on the master volume. I've always been a Fender guy, but have lusted after a Gretsch since I was 13 - well, 34 years later, I finally pulled the trigger, and wish I'd bought one a LOT sooner! Get it. You'll love it. As far as staff go - I tried a couple models at the Cambridge store, and then ended up at the Guelph store because they had one of these in stock - tons of help from the staff at both stores.
Posted by Stevie Z on Jun 18, 2018
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