The Gretsch G5445T Double Jet with Bigsby is a modern take on a classic, featuring a chambered double-cutaway basswood body, which is partnered with a carved laminated maple top. There are dual “Black Top” Filter’Tron humbuckers that deliver quintessential Gretsch tones. The Bigsby licensed B50 tailpiece not only looks awesome, but also provides stable tuning and intonation - in tandem with the Adjusto-Matic bridge -, to create a player-friendly mechanism for infusing their playing with subtle vibrato/tremolo.
The chambered body is lightweight, making it easy to wield and very comfortable to play. The basswood and laminated maple tonewood combination gives the Double Jet a healthy balance between low, mid and high frequencies, creating a highly versatile output that is suited to a wide range of musical styles. The body top is protected by a pearloid pickguard – which helps to set off the black finish - and features a distinctive “Gretsch” logo. The paintwork has been given a slender coating of gloss polyester, which preserves it for as long as possible to enable the paintwork to age gracefully.
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, adorned with "hump block" inlays along its 22 medium-jumbo frets. The double-cutaway body profile enables easy access to the upper frets, giving you the freedom of the fingerboard. The 12" fingerboard radius is a joy to play across, wide enough to execute smooth string bends without feeling cumbersome.
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. Control over the pickups comes in the form of "G" arrow control knobs, along with a three-way pickup switch. Whatever style of music you play, you'll wonder how you ever got by without this beautiful setup in your arsenal.
The Gretsch G5445T Double Jet benefits from the addition of an anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge, which works in partnership with the fantastic Bigsby license B50 vibrato tailpiece. Control over vibrato and intonation doesn’t get much better, and doesn’t look more beautiful than this. 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.
Manufacturer Gretsch Model G5445T Double 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 Pearloid Hump-Block Pickguard White Pearloid w/ Gretsch Logo Bridge/Tailpiece Anchored Adjusto-Matic Bridge Active/Passive Passive Tuners Enclosed 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 Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups Position 3. Neck Pickup Finish Black
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