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Gretsch Guitars G5123B Electromatic Electric Bass Guitar   

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The Gretsch G5123B Electromatic Bass is another fine addition to the long line of Gretsch basses with it's elegant coloration and classic body shape....Read More

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A hollow body bass that provides classic, full-bodied tone and style.

The Gretsch G5123B Electromatic Bass is another fine addition to the long line of Gretsch basses with it's elegant coloration and classic body shape. Features include two chrome covered TV Jones dual-coil humbucking bass pickups, laminated maple body and top, 32" scale, rosewood based adjustable 4-saddle bridge and adjustable truss rod.

FEATURES
  • Body Style: Single Cutaway
  • Scale Length: 32" (812.8mm)
  • Top: Arched Laminated Maple
  • Back: Laminated Maple Body, 16" Wide, 2.75" Deep
  • Neck: 3-Piece Maple
  • Width at Nut: 1-11/16" (43mm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood, 12" Radius (305mm)
  • No. Of Frets: 20
  • Bridge: Rosewood Based Adjustable 4-Saddle Bridge
  • Hardware: Chrome-Plated
  • Machine Heads: Chrome-Plated Die-cast Tuners
  • Pickups: 2 Chrome Covered TV Jones Dual-Coil Humbucking Bass 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),
  • Master Volume,
  • Master Tone
  • Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Neo Classic "Thumbnail" Inlay Position Markers
  • Black Headstock Overlay
  • White Pearloid Gretsch and Electromatic Headstock Inlays
  • Bound Fingerboard
  • Bound Top and Back
  • Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs

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Gretsch GuitarsG5123B Electromatic Electric Bass Guitar
 
5.0

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Get it. Get it NOW!

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from South Georgia

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Pros

  • Coolness Factor
  • Flawless Finish
  • Quality Throughout
  • Tremendous Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Live Shows
    • Recording
    • Rock Country Blues

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5123B Electromatic Electric Bass Guitar:

    If you're here reading reviews it's because you think you want this bass. Trust me, YOU WANT THIS BASS! I don't play it at every show but when I do... I get people coming up to the stage ALL NIGHT LONG! Once you get past the fact that it has a show stopping coolness factor and it's just beautiful to look at, this thing sounds great! It has the same Thunder-Tron pickups as the most expensive Gretsch basses. Sweet, woody tone that only a hollow-body can deliver. Check out the songs at www.toonorth.com and listen to "Touch of Gray", "Behind Blue Eyes", "Pretzel Logic" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". All of them were recorded using the Gretsch. The previous review is spot on about the Roadrunner hard case. I ordered that same one and it fits great. Just a little snug around the strap button on the upper bout but it's a great fit all the way around. You will not be disappointed with this bass in anyway. It's got it all. Looks, Tone, Versatility. Get one before they're gone.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Not a reveiw, but a case recommendation

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    from Southern California

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fastest Neck
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Great looks

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5123B Electromatic Electric Bass Guitar:

      I have a 2010 orange version of this bass that was exclusive for brick-and-mortar GC stores. Good to see they finally made this great instrument available online. And burgundy looks awesome! Gretsch never fails in coolness factor.

      Since I technically don't have this exact instrument I won't go into much detail in this review, but I wanted to share that Road Runner RRMBA17 ABS Molded Acoustic Bass Case fits my orange G5123B like a glove. It should fit the burgundy version as well. It's available on MF as of this writing.

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best kept secret

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      from Southeast Missouri

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics
      • Tonetonetone

      Cons

      • No custom case available

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock-a-billy
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5123B Electromatic Electric Bass Guitar:

      This bass is one of the world's best kept secrets. I had a hard time finding any information at all. With what I did find, I swollowed hard, ponied up the cash and ordered.
      I was not disapointed. This instrument is everything I hoped for and more! The 32 inch scale was a surprise, but turns out to be the best of both worlds. It's a high quality, high value instrument in my humble opinion. I wouldn't change a thing. Luv it!

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