The Gretsch G5435 Pro Jet in black combines classic style with modern appointments to create a truly awesome model. Gretsch have a long history of making fine instruments that have been seen in the hands of some of the finest guitarist's ever to pick up the instrument, and with this model they've made their fantastic build quality available to a whole new generation.
Body and Neck
The chambered body is lightweight, making it easy to wield and very comfortable to play. The basswood and maple tonewood combination gives the G5435 Pro Jet a healthy balance between low, mid and high frequencies, making it a highly versatile model that is equipped to take on anything you can throw at it. The body top is protected by a pearloid pickguard – which helps to set off the black finish - and features a distinctive “Gretsch” logo. Fitted to the body is a supple maple neck, which is a delight to navigate thanks to the slender profile. Married to the neck is a rosewood fingerboard, emblazoned with "hump block" inlays along its 22 medium-jumbo frets.
The Gretsch Black Top Filter'Tron dual-coil pickups create an incredibly rich tone, with a high output and plenty of vintage warmth. The two coils work together to filter out Hum, Neon Noises, Crackle and Electrical Disturbance. Although Gibson registered the patent first, Gretsch Filter'Tron humbuckers actually pre-date the first Gibson models, and their pioneering designs have graced the biggest stages in the hands of greats like Chet Atkins. These pickups were introduced at Summer Namm in 1957 and their distinctive tone is so smooth that they are still amongst the greatest models available today! Control over the pickups comes in the form of "G" arrow control knobs, along with a three-way pickup switch.
The G5435 Pro Jet benefits from the addition of an anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge, which works in partnership with the stop tailpiece. Control over vibrato and intonation is firm and true, creating a seamless connection between strings and body.
The Gretsch G5435 Pro Jet in black has all the grace, style and playability of a vintage model. But thankfully, it doesn’t carry a vintage price tag, and benefits from some much welcome advances in modern material and manufacturing technologies. Whether you’re a rocker or a deft Jazzist, this model would make a welcome addition to any guitarist’s collection.
Manufacturer Gretsch Model G5435 Pro Jet Top Material Maple Body Material Basswood Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail Neck Profile "C" Shape No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Hump-Block Pickguard White Bridge/Tailpiece Anchored Adjusto-Matic Active/Passive Passive Tuners Die-Cast Pickups Neck and Bridge: Black Top Filter'Tron Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups Position 3. Neck Pickup Finish Black
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