Gretsch G5655T-CB Electromatic Center Block Electric Guitar

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Go ahead, turn up the gain -- this Gretsch Electromatic's Filter'Tron bridge pickup, solid spruce center block, and five-ply maple body can handle plenty.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Arched maple top Smooth and warm with great resonance
Spruce center block Tightens tone and adds feel through the neck
Adjusto-Matic bridge Flawless intonation across all strings
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel

The Gretsch G5655T-CB Electromatic CenterBlock Electric Guitar features That Great Gretsch Sound with the "center-block advantage." The interior solid spruce center block running the length of the guitar's 1"-deep Double Jet body makes for a lively "high gain-friendly" tone and delivers greater control over the kind of feedback players want. The dual-coil Super HiLo'Tron neck pickup is voiced to produce a clean, high-end sparkle with robust low-end, low-noise performance. Together with the "Black Top" Filter'Tron bridge pickup, it's a potent tonal combination.

Other premium features include five-ply maple body construction with a bound arched top and back, a bound maple neck and a 12.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and NeoClassic "thumbnail" inlays. The G5655TCB also has three-way pickup switching, single-ply black pickguard with Gretsch logo, four "G-arrow" control knobs (volume for each pickup, bridge-pickup-only tone, master volume), anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge and flat-handle Bigsby-licensed B50 vibrato, Grover tuners and knurled strap retainer knobs.


- Maple body
- Bound maple neck
- Rosewood fingerboard
- White Pearloid Neo-Classic "Thumbnail" Position Inlays
- Bound Body Top and Back
- Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs
- Adjustable Truss Rod
- Black Plexi Pickguard with White "Gretsch" Logo
- Black Painted Headstock with Pearloid Gretsch Logo
- Bigsby-licensed B50 vibrato

- Body Shape: Double Jet
- Body Top: 5-Ply Maple (Arched)
- Back and Sides: 5-Ply Maple (Arched Back)
- Body Depth: 1.75" (44mm)
- Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
- Bracing: Spruce CENTER-BLOCK
- Neck: Maple
- Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
- - Fingerboard: Rosewood, 12.5" (320 mm) Radius
- Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
- Scale Length: 24.6" (625 mm)
- 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 (Bridge Pickup Only), Master Volume
- Bridge: Anchored Adjusto-Matic with Bigsby-Licensed B50 Vibrato Tailpiece
- Hardware: Chrome-Plated
- Tuning Keys: Grover Die-Cast
- Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
- Pickups: Black Top Filter'Tron (Bridge), Dual-Coil SUPER HiLo'Tron (Neck)

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 480-596-9690

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted January 24, 2015 by kelly t in granite city, IL

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Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I've never owned nor played a gretsch. im a huge Malcolm young fan but playing his riffs on a Gibson les paul just didn't produce the sound I wanted. I couldn't afford a true vintage gretsch firebird so this guitar caught my eye. I even bought a blemished one. I chose free shipping ordered on a Monday afternoon, it actually arrived that Friday afternoon. I opened the box and almost got aroused, lol. tuned it up and palyed a little. stretched the factory strings a bit it stayed in tune. the action was too high for my taste and the intonation was apparently out after the twelth. I wasn't impressed by the playability. I was debating on sending back for full refund. a friend of mine suggested I see this "guitar guy" some old dude that works out of his basement. I figured id give it a shot because I loved the look of the guitar. 15 minutes later, the strings were restrung, action lowered and intonation was in check. the dude charged me 10 bucks!!! I gave him 10 tip. This guitar is amazing!!!! It plays like a high dollar guitar and that awesome gretsch tone rings out. I have the Malcolm young sound now even using a little line 6 15 watt..I totally recommend this model gretsch 5655t. its is the best purchase ive ever made....anywhere.. My next purchase will be for a marshall tube combo...from zzounds . (as soon as wife will let me)

Musical Background:

jam at home, 30 yrs

Musical Style:

classic rock
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