Gretsch G5260 Electromatic Jet Baritone Electric Guitar

A sub-sonic Jet for thunderous lows! The Gretsch Electromatic Jet baritone rattles floors with its 29 3/4" scale length and anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Laurel fingerboard Chocolate hue; similar feel and tone to rosewood
Gloss lacquer finish Protects well, promotes aging, preserves tonality

The G5260 Electromatic Jet Baritone with V-Stoptail captures essential Jet power and fidelity at sub-sonic levels.

The Jet Baritone rattles foundations with dual Gretsch mini humbucking pickups that capture thundering lows while retaining a piano-like articulation and definition for intoxicating sonic size and width at every level of gain. Simple tone-shaping is provided by a three-position toggle switch as well as master volume and master tone controls.
An elongated 29 3/4"-scale accommodates lower tunings without loss of string tension, while the sturdy bolt-on maple neck is topped with a comfortable 12" radius laurel fingerboard featuring 22 medium jumbo frets.

Other premium features and appointments include an anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge, pearloid Big Block inlays, white binding with purfling and chrome hardware.
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

Collection: Electromatic
Body Material: Mahogany
Body Finish: Gloss
Upper Bout: 10" (254 mm)
Lower Bout: 13" (330.2 mm)
Waist: 8.25" (209.55 mm)
Neck: Maple, Thin "U"
Neck Finish: Gloss
Fingerboard: Laurel, 12" (305 mm)
Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Pearloid Big Block
Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Tuning Machines: Die-Cast
Scale Length: 29.75" (756 mm)
Bridge: Anchored Adjusto-Matic
Tailpiece: Gretsch V-Stoptail
Pickguard: Silver Plexi with Black Gretsch & Electromatic Logos
Pickups: Gretsch Mini Humbucking (Bridge & Neck)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle:
- Position 1: Bridge Pickup
- Position 2: Bridge and Neck Pickups
- Position 3: Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Control Knobs: G-Arrow
Hardware Color: Chrome
Strings: D'Addario EXL157 Nickel Plated Steel (.014-.068 Gauges, Tuned B to B)
Case/Gig Bag: Optional G2168 Baritone/Junior Jet Bass Gig Bag
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Bristol Fog
Shipping Weight: 11.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2516002526
Imperial Stain
Shipping Weight: 11.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2516002579
London Grey
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 20 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2516002569

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. (3 ratings)
Submitted February 21, 2022 by RICHARD R in Sacramento, CA

"Why did I wait so long?"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I had been considering purchasing a baritone guitar for several years... I watched a video comparison between this Gretsch and the Squire Paranormal baritone guitar. The reviewer, who was an awesome player, picked the Gretsch hands down. I had to get one after that. And I am glad I did. This guitar sounds and plays absolutely amazingly. The fit and finish is spot on. And, which is not always the case, this guitar was setup nicely from the factory. The action is set where it needs to be for playability. The fret ends are rounded and feel smooth (no jagged or unfinished edges). And so far, I have found, this guitar stays in tune even after playing heavily. I don't know where zZounds got their information or if it is a misprint, but the Gretsch website tells us this guitar is fitted with "Nickel Plated Steel Gauges .014-.018-.024-.044-.056-.072, Tuned B to B" strings. zZounds tells us it is fitted with D'Addario EXL157 Nickel Plated Steel (.014-.068 Gauges, Tuned B to B). Is this a big deal? Absolutely not. I will be changing strings over time. I just have no clue right now which gauge strings came with the guitar. So I purchased replacement sets in both gauges. A beautiful instrument that plays incredibly well and also looks the part. You cannot go wrong with this guitar. It is that good. The only thing I do not like is the "Crafted in China" painted tag on the back of the headstock. I would pay extra to have this guitar made in Korea, Japan or the USA. I do everything I can to read more avoid purchasing anything made in China. But at this guitar's price point, Gretsch is looking for the cheapest labor. I own 3 other Gretsch guitars all made in Japan. I have to say this China crafted guitar is equal in quality to the ones made in Japan. Without the China tag, you would have no clue where this guitar is made. With or without the China tag, this is a fantastic guitar. Especially with a price tag under $700.

The sound is absolutely amazing... absolutely no complaints. You can make it dark, chimey or right in the middle.

Everything is fitted well and the craftsmanship is spot on...

Ease of Use
Great tones with the two humbuckers and 3-way switch...

The craftsmanship is superb... period.

At a price tag under $700 you cannot go wrong...

Manufacturer Support
I have never had to reach out to Gretsch even though I own 3 other Gretsch guitars...

The Wow Factor
A beautifully designed/crafted guitar.

Musical Background:
I have been playing for 50+ years as a novice... no band. Just a hobby.

Musical Style:
Country and rock...
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