The new Gretsch G5441T Double Jet offers a sophisticated two-colour body design with a striking firebird red top and contrasting black back and sides. The double-cutaway shape belies the power that can be conjured up by this slick little workhorse.
The chambered basswood body generates awesome amounts of low to mid-end energy, helping to create wondrous amounts of natural sustain. The arched maple top tempers the lower frequencies by accentuating the upper frequencies, giving them confidence to cut through to create an exquisitely well proportioned tonal output.
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 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 to be executed with the greatest of ease, whilst reducing the chance of note drop-off. The cutaway design offers greater access to the upper frets so that the entire fingerboard is yours to play with as you please.
The neck and fingerboard partnership works consistently to deliver a "tight"-sounding articulation in every note. The 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 G5441T 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 G5441T 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, giving you complete mastery over your tone.
The Jet-style headstock is home to vintage-style tuning machines, each one carrying their task of maintaining tuning integrity with absolute precision. The synthetic bone nut is crafted perfectly, ensuring the spacing between each string is acutely observed, no matter how much you rock out.
The G5441T Double Jet comes fitted with D'Addario XL110 Regular Light strings, so all you need to do it pick it up and play.
Manufacturer Gretsch Model G5441T Double 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 Firebird Red Top/Black Back and Sides Included Accessories D'Addario XL110 Regular Light, NPS (.010-.046 Gauges)
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