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Gretsch Guitars Electromatic Special Jet

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This is one of the guitars that shaped the sound of rock 'n' roll. With its mahogany body, set mahogany neck, stop tailpiece, and 2 - USA DeArmond 20...Click To Read More About This Product

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The favorite of early-day rockers.

This is one of the guitars that shaped the sound of rock 'n' roll. With its mahogany body, set mahogany neck, stop tailpiece, and 2 - USA DeArmond 2000 single-coil pickups, it can rock or boogie with the best. You get great Gretsch sound and vintage style for a value price.

  • Mahogany body
  • Set mahogany neck
  • 2 - USA DeArmond 2000 single-coil pickups
  • Master volume, master tone, and 3-way pickup selector
  • Rosewood fingerboard with thumbnail markers
  • 22 frets
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Compensated stop tailpiece
  • Chrome-plated hardware
  • Gloss urethane finish
  • Vintage-style machine heads

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Kick but Gretsch sound and qualityataSquiresprice.

By Sick Roy Martin

from Vista, CA

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This guitar plays and sounds like a high-priced Jet at a fraction of the cost. Now it's possible for a guitarist on a budget to own and play a Jet and I could not be happier. If you took the price tag off I would have thought it was another expensive high-end Gretsch.


Too good for the kid

By JohnC

from Toms River, New Jersey

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When I got this guitar I thought it would be good for my son who wants to start taking lessons. I was wrong. It is TOO good for a beginner. It plays great and is so simple, it is the most reliable guitar I own. This is the guitar I take out. I can play anything on it, and if something happens to it, it's cheap enough to buy another one now! Looks like my kid will get a Squier!


Decent Guitar

By SavetheMusic

from Hampton Roads, VA

This guitar is decent, and has pretty good tone. However, the bridge has been replaced in mine(with a badass style bridge), and this helps the intonation and tone. It has pretty good tonal range. However, it is a little pricey for a guitar that feels basic and not extraordinarily well made. It does edge out any epiphone or fender in its price range.


i think that i ripped them off

By Charlie E.-2Px0v

from Nashville

The Electromatic Special Jet has got to be the best playing guitar I have owned so far. The features are simple...solid mahogany slab (cherry finish so sweet you can taste it) with volume, tone (a working tone control), and three-way switch. Solid tuners. Two HOT single coils. The neck pickup is warm and meaty, good for loud leads or warm jazz chording. The bridge pickup just screams! Crunchy rock or twangy county...does not matter to this beast. Together, they put out a well defined, round clean tone. The neck is slimmer than a Les Paul but thicker than my Telecaster...really comfortable and pretty fast. If you have limited funding, you will get A LOT of tone for the money. If you are rolling in cash, save $700 to $1000 on other names and get a guitar that is just as good.

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