The Gretsch G5435 Pro Jet with Bigsby in stunning gold resurrects classic Gretsch tones and style, enabling a whole new generation of guitarists to take advantage of their guitar-building expertise. Combining a chambered basswood body with arched maple top, the G5435 offers thick tones that are brimming with character. The fit and finish is superb, and this beauty is ready for the stage straight out of the box. The addition of an iconic Bigsby tailpiece serves to make this a truly remarkable model, at a highly affordable price.
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 that features a distinctive “Gretsch” logo. On top we have gold, which is paired with the sumptuous walnut-stained back and sides.
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 neck is a joy to navigate, and whether you're executing deft country licks, hard rocking power chords, or tightly woven jazz melodies, you'll find heaven in this sublime setup.
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 fantastic Bigsby B50 trem tailpiece. Control over vibrato and intonation doesn’t get much better, and doesn’t look more beautiful than this.
The Gretsch G5435 Pro Jet with Bigsby 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 with Bigsby 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 Bridge/Bigsby Licensed B50 Vibrato Tailpiece 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
Write Your Own Review