If a list were to be compiled of the guitars spotted most often in the hands of highly regarded players, Gretsch would, no doubt, figure very highly. With truly legendary instruments such as the Country Gentleman, White Falcon and Duo-Jet played by a diverse range of players, from John Squire to Chet Atkins, via Brian Setzer and George Harrison, the popularity of these instruments is no surprise. With the introduction of the Electromatic range, Gretsch guitars were no longer the preserve of the ‘well-heeled’ professional. Providing guitars with Gretsch’s trademark looks and tone, these instruments were within the financial reach of the beginner, or intermediate player. A recently announced update of this range has seen several entirely new guitars introduced, one of which is the Gretsch Electromatic Special-Jet.
Gretsch Retro Looks
With the single cutaway shape favoured by the Pro-Jet and new Jet-Club, the Gretsch Electromatic Special-Jet is in very good company. Unlike the Jet-Club, the Special-Jet ‘s Basswood body is solid. However, it shares its sibling’s bolt on neck, 22-frets and Adjusto-Matic bridge. The Electromatic Special-Jet is equipped with Gretsch Humbuckers, which deliver plenty of rich, powerful tone. Available in vintage sunburst or black, the guitar’s look is finished nicely with dot inlays and a black pickguard featuring the Gretsch logo, with vintage covered tuners completing the look at the headstock.
With classic good looks and plenty of rock credentials, the Gretsch Electromatic Special-Jet is, indeed, a bit special. Due to arrive very soon, call your local Dawsons Music store today or customer service team (01925 582420) for information. Alternatively, sign up to our newsletter (see above) to stay up-to-date with product news…
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