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Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar   

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When the Gretsch R&D team recently unearthed a Baldwin-era Filter'Tron pickup with knockout punch and phenomenal twang, they incorporated its DNA...Click To Read More About This Product

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Knockout punch and phenomenal twang.

When the Gretsch R&D team recently unearthed a Baldwin-era Filter'Tron pickup with knockout punch and phenomenal twang, they incorporated its DNA into dynamic new "Black Top" Filter'Tron pickups, which now endow Electromatic hollow-body instruments such as the G5420T with an electrifying new voice and identity.

The G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body is a sharp new Gretsch guitar with a bound single-cutaway hollow body featuring sound-post bracing and elegant bound f holes. Other features include a maple neck, bound rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and hump-block pearloid inlays, gold plexi pickguard, three-position pickup switch, classic "G" arrow control knobs, rosewood-based Adjusto-Matic bridge and Bigsby-licensed B60 vibrato tailpiece, vintage-style open-back tuners and gold-plated hardware.

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Hollow body
  • Body material: Laminated
  • Top wood: Maple laminated
  • Body wood: Maple laminated
  • Body finish: Gloss polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Shape: Info not available
  • Wood: Maple
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Gloss polyurethane
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Hump-block
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Black Top Filter'Tron
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Black Top Filter'Tron
  • Brand: Gretsch
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master volume, master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Rosewood-based Adjusto-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby B60
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style open-back
  • Color: Gold
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body and neck binding
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Korea

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Gretsch GuitarsG5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

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5.0

Beautiful guitar!

By El Diablo

from Chicago, IL

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful to look at!
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is a breeze to play and it looks so beautiful!.

     
    5.0

    I Would Buy This Product Again and Recommend it To Others

    By Ricky the Runner / K4VMS

    from Port Charlotte, FL and Los Angeles

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics
    • The other two reviews say it all.

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        I own 2 of these. Orange one and the White and Gold one.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this guitar again

        By Roy

        from Decatur, GA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Looks great
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          Played well straight out of the box. Didn't care for the stock strings, but my luthier did a setup with D'Addario 11's and now it has the great Gretsch sound I wanted. Looked it over carefully out of the box; no flaws, workmanship was excellent. Gold hardware and inlays give it a classy look.My luthier called it a "statement guitar" and I have to agree. As other reviewers have noted, the volume nob is not linear. Just a personality quirk that requires some getting used to. Bigsby vibrato works well; a bit stiffer than the whammy on my Strat, but again, just something to get used to. Some reviewers have noted difficulties getting a good case. My local GC in ATL carries Gator brand cases, and they had a quality hard shell case that fits the Gretsch G5420T like a glove. I bought this guitar to play Beatles and rockabilly, but got a pleasant surprise: on the neck pickup only, it is a respectable jazz box, and I expect to enjoy exploring that aspect of the guitar. It sounds great for just about any style of music. If you are looking for a quality, well-made mid-priced hollow body guitar that looks great, sounds great and is very versatile, this guitar fills the bill very well. If it gets damaged or stolen, I would definitely replace it with the same model, same color.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          like it

          By rs 123

          from seattle

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Punchy And Twangy
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

              outve the box..tuned..plugged in and playing...excellent overall..action a lil high,but easy fix... beats the heck outve some other American made guitars..imho

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