Gretsch G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar

Feature: What it does:
5-ply maple body Sweetly resonant tone with strong, smooth highs
Bigsby vibrato tailpiece Classic top-mount vibrato adds resonant mass
Black Top Filter'Tron pickups Tight, bright and focused vintage tone
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
- Body Material: 5-Ply Maple, Gloss Finish
- Upper Bout: 11.625"
- Lower Bout: 16"
- Waist: 9.625"
- Neck: Maple, "U" Shape, Gloss Finish
- Fingerboard: Rosewood, 12"
- Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Pearloid Neo-Classic Thumbnail
- Nut (Material/Width): Graph Tech NuBone, 1.6875"
- Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Open-Back
- Scale Length: 24.6"
- Bridge: Adjusto-Matic, Secured Rosewood Base
- Tailpiece: Bigsby Licensed B60 Vibrato Tailpiece
- Pickguard: Silver Plexi with Black Gretsch Logo
- Pickups: Blacktop Filter'Tron (Bridge) Black Top Filter'Tron (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
- Knobs/Hardware: G-Arrow, Chrome Hardware
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Aspen Green
Shipping Weight: 13.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 20 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2506011553
Candy Apple Red
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 20 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2506011509
Fairlane Blue
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 21 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2506011570
Orange
Shipping Weight: 13.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2506011512
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 480-596-9690

Gretsch G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody

No nonsense, Electromatic hollow-body guitars are the perfect real, pure and powerful Gretsch instruments. They're your next-step Gretsch--bold, dynamic and articulate, and crafted with essential Gretsch sound, style and playability.

Alive and resonant, the G5420T has fully hollow build with a true Filter'Tron voice that explodes with huge punch and clear, strong presence. Like all Electromatic guitars, it delivers the fearless and electrifying authenticity that has set Gretsch apart as the quintessential rock 'n' roll guitars from the very beginning. It's the sound of honor itself--play proud.

Premium features include: Dual "Black Top" Filtertron humbucking pickups, Versatile upgraded controls including master volume treble-bleed circuit, Oversized bound F holes and aged multi-ply body binding, Smaller late-'50s G6120 bound headstock, Graph Tech NuBone nut, Pearloid Neo-Classic "thumbnail" fingerboard inlays, Bigsby B60 vibrato tailpiece.
(8 ratings)
Submitted July 1, 2016 by Matthew Lukaszewicz in Denver, CO
"Replacement for stolen 5420"
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I already knew I liked the 5420's because I just had one stolen from a gig. I bought this one as a replacement and I have done 3 gigs with it now. the fit and finish is actually better than the old one. the pickups are classic Gretsch with a touch more umph. I like the subdued inlays better than the previous ones and the pinned bridge makes a huge difference. Overall I would say that its a significant upgrade and well worth the time and money.
Sound
The blacktop pickups have a touch more gain than I would have expected, but it is tamed easily with the master volume control and when flat out the extra umph lends a nice bit of drive to a slightly overdriven amp.
Features
I do not like the tuners and had them changed almost immediately for locking Schallers. The Bigsby works just fine, but the spring it a touch stiff for my tastes. Remember to lube the nut and bridge saddles to keep it in tune, The redesigned blacktop pickups are great.
Quality
Fit and finish were both fantastic ..... the fretwork was right on and needed no massaging at all. I was very surprised when I looked it over carefully how good it really was. Its a lot better than the one it replaced (and I really did like the previous one).
Value
It was worth every penny I paid with my only complaint being the tuners and lack of hardcase.
Manufacturer Support
I have had no issues and therefore cant comment on support.
The Wow Factor
Mine is Fairline blue ..... its a stunning sparkling color. Thank you.
Musical Background:
Rock, rockabilly, country .... some jazz
Musical Style:
Rock, rockabilly, country .... some jazz
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