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Gretsch G519BK Tim Armstrong Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar

Recreate Tim Armstrong's monstrous punk sound -- or any tone from rockabilly to blues -- with this versatile hollowbody's "Black Top" Filter'Tron pickups. (6) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Black Top Filter'Tron pickups Tight, bright and focused vintage tone
Laminated maple top/back/sides Even tone with good sustain
Zero-fret nut Optimal action; pristine intonation
Grover tuners Fantastic stability and reliability

Product Description

Punk rock war-lord, Tim Armstrong makes no apologies that the music radiating from his soul at times can be loud & ferocious. His guitar tone alone has become as infamous as his world renown persona. Gretsch is proud to introduce the G5191BK Tim Armstrong Signature Electromatic hollow body guitar. A big sound resonates from the parallel tone bars and sound post mounted under the top of the 17" wide body, which has a harp tailpiece and a pair of "Black Top" Filter'Tron(tm) pickups for maximum sustain and tuning stability. Grover(r) tuners, big block fretboard inlays and gold-plated hardware set against the ominous Flat Black urethane finish are a recipe to incite your senses to euphoria.

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Specifications
Model Name: G5191BK Tim Armstrong Signature Electromatic Hollow Body

Model Number: 251-6000-(506)

Series: Electromatic Collection

Colors: (506) Black

Category: Hollow Body Guitars

Body Style: Single Cutaway

Scale Length: 24.33" (618 mm)

Top: Laminated Maple

Bracing: Parallel Tone-Bars with Sound Post

Back and Sides: Laminated Maple Body, 17" Wide, 2.75" Deep

Neck: 1-Piece Maple

Pickups: 2 "Black Top" Filter'Tron Pickups

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),
Tone 1. (Neck Pickup),
Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup),
Master Volume

Width at Nut: 1-11/16" (43mm)

Fretboard: Rosewood, 12.5" Radius (320 mm)

Bridge: Rosewood-Based Adjusto-MaticTM Bridge

Tailpiece: Harp Tailpiece

Hardware: Gold-Plated

Finish: Matte Urethane

Case: Optional G2162 Gig Bag, US MSRP $100.00, P/N 0996458000,

Optional G6242L-FT Economy Hardshell Case, US MSRP $130.00, P/N 0996480000
No. of Frets: 21 Jumbo (Plus Zero Fret)

Machine Heads: Grover Gold-Plated Die-cast Tuners

Unique Features: Block Acrylic Inlay Position Markers,
Gold-Plated Hardware,
White Graphite Nut,
Black Headstock Overlay,
Grover Die-cast Tuners,
Gold Plated Pickup Bezels,
Harp Tailpiece,
Pearloid Gretsch Headstock Inlay,
4-Ply Bound Top and Back,
3-Ply Bound Fingerboard and Headstock,
Single-Ply Bound "F"-Holes,
Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs,
Adjustable Truss Rod,
Tim Armstrong Signature on Truss Rod Cover,
OBlack TopO FilterOTrona Pickups

Note: Specifications Subject to Change Without Notice.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 21 x 9 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 480-596-9690
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "In love with my Tim Armstrong Gretsch guitar! Love the sound & the looks of the fantastic instrument."
Sound: Sounds fantastic with the traditional Gretsch sound. If I crank up the gain on my Fender Blues Deville & the master volume on the guitar, it rocks with the Les Pauls. I add the Way Huge Swollen Pickle fuzz pedal when I want to jam out on some Fu Manchu or some War Pigs. Always wanted a Gretsch and I was not disappointed even after the initial wow factor wore off. I use 12-53 strings so the action & ability to bend strings is not on par with a Fender Tele or Strat. The versatility of the guitar giving me many different sounds can't be beat. Love the hollowbody sound. Feature: The versatility of the guitar giving me many different sounds can't be beat. Love the hollowbody sound. I wish the guitar had metal knobs. I added them later. Ease of Use: Love the hollowbody sound. Many different sounds possible from this guitar. Quality: Seems to be very well made. No blemishes. Nice wood. Good action. Value: Great price for the better Filtertron pickups. Better tuners too. The Wow Factor: Love the sound & have gotten nothing but gaping mouths of awe with the guitar. A real looker. Overall: Might eventually get a Tele for the better action or could get a Gretsch Falcon without the tremolo bar.
Style of Music: Rock, Country
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "dream guitar from my favorite artist"
Sound: I luv pyscho Billy , rocks Billy ,punk ,thrash , doom , this does it all , and sounds treat doing it , not just for rock a Billy , sounds great and uniqe in all genres Feature: I'm not fond of the knurled strap locks , they come lose easy , I'll switch em out, and why no case ??? For such a great , expensive, signityre guitar , from gretsch and no case !?? Otherwise perfect Ease of Use: It goes great with my little peavy blazer158 till I upgrade, can only imagine the rocks Billy sound with a twin fender amp , and slapback!! Quality: Built like a tank , exept the knurled strap locks Value: Great price , awsome payment plan , never thought I could afford a great gretsch like this!!! The Wow Factor: Its stunning , beuitiful, punk rock looking! Built like a tank , looks like u can play it out and it can take abuse like Tim Armstrong himself does every show and his country club is still as good as the he bought it so if exepct the same of the replica Overall: This guitar sounds great , even in my little peavey blazer158 , I can't wait to get a twin fender amp!! The looks are are beautiful, yet still punk rock with the flat black color, the harp tail and the gold hardwear add to the beauty, and it has that great gretsch sound and twank gretsch is known for , it can roar one sec then get all twankyvon the flip of a switch and turn of a dial or two ! This is my dream guitar come true , always wanted a gretch , and Tim Armstrong is my favorite front man of all time so I feel lucky and proud to own this, and thanx to the great payment plan zzounds offers i can offerd this treasure!!!
Style of Music: Rockabilly pyscho bbilly , punk, crust, doom, anything good to the ears
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