The Gretsch G5420 Electromatic Hollow Body is announced, providing another affordable model in the range
The Gretsch G5420 Electromatic Hollow Body guitar has been unveiled, extending the ever-popular Electromatic guitar range. As always, it is every bit a Gretsch, with the kind of hot-rod, rock ‘n’ roll aesthetics for which they are famed. The vintage ethos continues further into the ‘innards’ of the guitar, however, with pickups derived from a Baldwin era set, found by the R & D team to have incredible tone. And all in a package that won’t break the bank.
Vintage Filter’Tron Twang
The pickups equipped to the Gretsch G5420 are a feature of many of the new Gretsch models unveiled at the Summer NAMM show. The Gretsch development team found a set of Baldwin-era Filter’Tron pickups that had incredible, punchy tone. These were reverse-engineered, and the team incorporated what they found into the new Black Top Filter’Tron pickups.
The result? The new guitars have a great new tone that has its roots in vintage Gretsch guitars. These are wired via a three-way switch, with individual pickup volume controls, plus a master volume and tone.
The guitar itself is a familiar hollow-body design, with two F-holes and a single cutaway. Constructed from 5-ply maple, the body should be expected to deliver a lively, bright tone that will complement the new pickups nicely. The neck is a 22-fret maple design, with a rosewood fingerboard and hump-block inlays.
The guitar is bedecked in chrome, in true Gretsch style. A Bigsby licensed tremolo and Adjusto-matic bridge provide a final touch of vintage class.
The Gretsch G5420 is available in four finishes (Orange, Aspen Green, Black and Sunburst), and also a left-handed version (Orange and Aspen Green only).
The G5420 is due to arrive at Dawsons very soon. To pre-order, call our stores or customer service team (01925 582420), or pre-order online today.
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