The new Gretsch Electromatic G5439T Pro Jet models feature a host of appointments that are normally associated with models that carry a considerably higher price tag. For incredible tones, pro-level stage readiness and drop-dead gorgeous looks, the G5439T is an absolute must-have!
The tonal versatility of the G5439T starts with the tonewood combination in the body. Dense basswood and bright-sounding maple have been employed to carry out the task of delivering a well-developed tonal output. The back is composed of a chambered basswood design, which creates a thick mid to low-end barrage with awesome levels of sustain. The arched maple top counters this with a distinctively bright and snappy charge.
The body is protected by a resilient coating of gloss polyurethane and gloss polyester, which both work hard to reduce the impact of wear and tear on the mouth-watering silver sparkle finish.
The slender maple neck assures a supportive and reassuring feel whilst playing. The rosewood fingerboard creates a confident playing surface on which to flex your creative muscles. The 12" fingerboard radius is a string bender's dream, allowing smooth bends and reducing the chance of note drop-off. Together the neck and fingerboard woods deliver "tight" note articulation and a generous 24.6" scale length for the strings to resonate along, improving the overall sustain significantly.
Two BlackTop Filter'Tron humbuckers at the neck and bridge position give the G5439T a deliciously "fat" sound. At the neck position, sparkling lead/rhythm tones can be plucked out with the greatest of ease. The bridge pickup gives a nice, thumping rumble, that is great for chunky blues and rock licks. Flick the 3-way pickup selector switch to the centre position to combine a bit of both pickups for a swelling, mid-laden tone.
Here is where the fun begins! Fitted to the G5439T is an anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge with a Bigsby licensed B50 vibrato tailpiece, offering an unbelievable level of creative control over your tone. Personal inflections can be squeezed into every single note, allowing you to truly put your stamp on every performance.
Vintage-style tuning machines ensure that once you dial in the tuning you want, it stays that way no matter how much you rock out onstage. The synthetic bone nut keeps the string spacing in-check so you can rest assured that no amount of string bending will throw it out of whack.
The G5439T Pro Jet is a delight to the ears, a feast for the eyes and a dream to play. Fitted with D'Addario XL110 Regular Light strings, you're good to go as soon as you get it.
Manufacturer Gretsch Model G5439T Pro Jet Electric Guitar Top Material Arched Maple Body Material Chambered Basswood Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Bigsby No. of Frets 22, Medium Jumbo Position Inlays Hump-Block Pickguard White Pearloid Bridge/Tailpiece Anchored Adjusto-Matic Bridge with Bigsby Licensed B50 Vibrato Tailpiece Active/Passive Passive Tuners Vintage-Style 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 Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup Finish Silver Sparkle Included Accessories D'Addario XL110 Regular Light, NPS (.010-.046 Gauges)
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