For 135 years Gretsch have been making musical instruments with one common quality, great sound. The Gretsch brand has been through various turmoil and had something of a rebirth when the Gretsch family repurchased the company in 1984. Since then the Gretsch name has grown from strength to strength with highly constructed amazing sounding guitars. With the brand now synonymous with their collaboration with Bigsby tremolos, Gretsch has not a distinctive look but a distinctive advantage over the competition with their modern retro look with up to date electronics.
The Gretsch G5420TG Limited Edition Electromatic® ’50s Hollow Body Single-Cut with Bigsby® and Gold Hardware simply looks outstanding. From headstock to rear strap button the G5232T looks simply stunning. The range of eye-catching colour choices, the high gloss of the back and neck make this guitar look elegant and give a hint to the love and detail paid by the Gretsch team when crafting these instruments.
The Gretsch exudes class with its classic single horn shape and tapered headstock. The pearloid Hump Back inlays keep the fingerboard clear of clutter while allowing the player to still know where they are on the fretboard there are also black dot markers along the top of the neck top indicate position.
The chambered Gretsch body and arched top help the Gretsch breath a crisp resonance into its sound. Giving a loud acoustic tone the chamber allows the passing of tonality more freely to the body and helps with volume and sustain. The Archtop is a simple yet subtle aesthetic that brings out an air of distinction to this beautiful guitar.
The most noticeable feature of the Gretsch is the gold bridge and tremolo system from Bigsby. A timeless classic design used throughout generations of musicians front The Beatles Pop music to Jazz players to rock and alternative the Trem has had a long association with Gretsch and rightly so. Allowing the player to shape and influence the tones they produce with subtle vibrato or deep dives. Owning a piece of musical history is one of the clear attractions to owning this guitar.
The neck is made of Maple and the body is laminated Maple making it light while retaining the balanced register of the Maple. The fingerboard is made from Rosewood which is in perfect balance to the Maple body, maintaining that bright strong tone adding a nice balance to the body. The fingerboard radius is 12" making it quite flat compared to say a Fender Strat allowing the player to bend the strings without choke. The Body and the neck have white and black binding maintaining the high-quality finish already seen in the colour and gloss. The nut is made from Graphtec nubone which keeps the accuracy of string division the most accurate.
Blacktop Filter'Tron pickups
The unique Gretsch snappy yet full tone is derived from the powerful Blacktop Filter'Tron pickups with tortoiseshell inserts in the bridge and neck helping to accentuate the resonance of the chambered body and give that quintessential Gretsch tone. There individual volume controls and a master tone and master volume for both pickups and a three-way selector switch.
The Gretsch G5420TG Limited Edition Electromatic® ’50s Hollow Body Single-Cut with Bigsby® and Gold Hardware Electric Guitar is a stunning instrument and comes in a modern stylish and exclusive Orange with a sparkle finish to the front and high gloss finish to the back and neck. This is simply one of the best looking guitars out there and it's little wonder why generations of professional musicians choose Gretsch. This is an amazing guitar that combines the best elements of construction and sound to produce a stunning instrument ideal for the gigging musician or the hobbyist looking for a gorgeous new addition to their instrument range.
Manufacturer Gretsch Model G5422TG Edition Limted Body Material: Laminated Maple Body Finish: Gloss Upper Bout: 11.563” (294 mm) Lower Bout: 16” (406 mm) Waist: 9.875” (250.8 mm) Neck: Mahogany, Standard “U” Neck Finish: Gloss Fingerboard: Rosewood, 12” (305 mm) Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo Position Inlays: Pearloid Hump Block Nut (Material/Width): Graph Tech® NuBone®, 1.6875” (42.86 mm) Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Open-Back Scale Length: 24.6” (625 mm) Bridge: Bigsby®-Licensed B60G Vibrato Tailpiece Pickguard: 3-Ply Tortoise with Gold Gretsch® Logo Pickups: Black Top Filter’Tron™ with Tortoise Insert (Bridge & Neck) Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone Control Knobs: G-Arrow Hardware Color: Gold Strings: Nickel Plated Steel .010-.046 Gauges
Write Your Own Review