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.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
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

Tim Armstrong has made his sonic signature with '90s punk rock darlings Rancid -- and now, with the Gretsch G519NK Tim Armstrong Electromatic hollowbody electric guitar, you can harness the upbeat enthusiasm of Armstrong's style and tone. This enticing axe features a pair of sonic-slicing "Black Top" Filter'Tron humbuckers housed in a resonating maple single-cutaway hollow body, a maple neck, a rosewood fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets, secure knurled Strap Retainer knobs, lustrous gold hardware, a rosewood-based Adjusto-matic bridge, and a stylish harp tailpiece.

Radiant Maple Hollowbody Resonance

Your Gretsch G519BK features a vibrant and warm maple hollowbody. Maple is a popular wood for bodies because of its snappy and bright character. Your tones will come through with consistency and clarity -- perfect for those Armstrong-style aggressive and quick strumming patterns. This axe's single-cutaway shape rests comfortably against your body, making moving around on stage a breeze.

One-piece Maple Neck

Spanning the length of 22 jumbo frets is your hollowbody's bright and comfy maple neck. This appendage features a smooth rosewood fingerboard that's inviting to the touch, and a respectable action allows you to play expediently for snappy leads and gripping licks. The zero fret on this axe leaves room for a wider range of string gauge choices, and provides a more consistently fretted sound to your open notes.

Two "Black Top" Filter'Tron Humbucking Pickups

The read more humbuckers on this axe are perfect for a super-present and in-your-face rock tone. These two pickups work magic -- capturing the full-bodied sound of this axe's maple hollowbody, and projecting a signal full of aggressive and poignant color. Your neck humbucker takes in a little more body and mid frequencies, while your bridge humbucker brings a little more grit and edge to your playing.

A Punk Axe with Slick Looks

Aside from bringing the rock, the G519BK is also a sleek axe to wear. With its cool single-cutaway shape, spiffy golden hardware, stylish single-ply "F"-holes, and secure rosewood-based Adjusto-matic bridge and harp tailpiece, this Armstrong-approved Gretsch really seals the deal in the arena of wicked tones and gnarly threads. Shoulder this axe and get ready to leap towards destinations unknown -- whether you're playing punk or psychobilly.


- Maple single-cutaway hollow body
- Single-ply bound "F"-holes
- One-piece maple neck
- Rosewood fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets -- including zero fret
- Pair of "Black Top" Filter'Tron humbuckers
- Knurled Strap Retainer knobs
- One master volume, two tone, and two volume controls
- Three-way pickup selector switch
- Gold-plated hardware
- Adjustable Truss Rod with Tim Armstrong signature on truss rod cover
- Rosewood based Adjusto-matic bridge
- Harp tailpiece
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -
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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
Shipping Weight: 14.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 20 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2516000506
Warehouse Resealed, Black, USED
Shipping Weight: 14.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 20 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2516000506

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

Gretsch G519BK Tim Armstrong Electro

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.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (8 ratings)
Submitted June 7, 2019 by David M in Bayville, NJ

"Gretsch G519BK. ( armstrong)"

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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I was looking forward for this guitar to arrive, and i wasnt dissapointed. It has the classic gretsch sound. And its comfortable to play.I had the gretsch streamliner, loved its sound, but its neck was a bit like a surfboard. The gretsch G519BK has a slightly thinner neck, for smooth playing.Im not familar with tim armstrong, but im a big gretsch fan, in my opinion , gretsch is versatile as any respectable guitar. But for me, nothing beats a gretsch sound for blues. I think gretsch tops the mighty fender telecaster.My only minor complaint is it came with 9 gauge strings lol. This guitar isnt made for " shredding" . im putting a set of 11 gauge on asap.The craftmanship is beautiful, this guitar is real eye candy. The flat black is nice, gold hard ware too.Any gretsch fan get one of these, youll be glad you did.

The sound, hmm...well these arnt high output pickups. So this guitar isnt loud, i know tim armstrong is in a punk band, but to crank this baby in a live setting would cause it to feed back badly.But in clean or crunch, it sounds good.

Its a very basic guitar, it has what you need, 2 vol, 2 tone, and 1 master vol. This guitar is built like a small tank.

Ease of Use
This guitar is very playable, and to get great sounds a effects board isnt necessary..unless you play for U2.

Its gretsch quality....i think that says it all. read more

Yes. However, i do feel its a bit over priced because tim armstrongs association with this gretsch. Its a basic electromatic, without a whammy bar.

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The Wow Factor
It looks beautiful. Very classy

Musical Background:
Playing over 20 yrs. Guitar and bass.

Musical Style:
Rock, blues, some country. Some metal.
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