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Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar

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This G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar comes in a special gloss black finish and has elegant gold hardware. It's a sharp Gretsch guitar ...Click To Read More About This Product

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An upgraded finish, gold hardware and an electrifying new voice.

This G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar comes in a special gloss black finish and has elegant gold hardware. It's a sharp Gretsch guitar with a bound single-cutaway hollowbody featuring sound-post bracing and elegant bound f holes. The G5420T features Gretsch Black Top FilterTron pickups that unearth power, punch and an electrifying voice.

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.

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 œBlack Top Filter™Tron pickups, which now endow Electromatic hollow-body instruments such as the G5420T with an electrifying new voice and identity.

FEATURES
Body
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
Body material: Laminated
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Maple
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: Thin
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 24.5"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
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: Series
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: Adjusto-matic with rosewood base
Tailpiece: Bigsby B60
Tuning machines: Vintage-style
Color: Gold
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Pickups
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: South Korea

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Gretsch GuitarsG5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great look, great sound, great performance

By John

from Hillsborough, NJ

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is just a joy to play and look at. I have many guitars but each serves a different purpose depending on what I'm playing. For a nice rockabilly, jazz, or clean sound, I had been using the AF75 from Ibanez, which is a fine guitar for its price. However, the Gretsch 5420 just blows that one out of the water. I set the action nice and low and have the 5420 performing with no fret buzz at about the same level as my Rickenbacker 330 which was quite a bit more expensive. The bottom line is that this guitar is great for solid professional performance. You won't be compromising on anything. The only thing I would have to say on the down side is that I found a slight blotch on the Bigsby's gold finish. It's not noticeable to anyone but me and I took a while to see it myself. I also would have preferred the intonation screws on the bridge to be facing the tailpiece rather than the neck. I think they feel a little more accessible that way. The blacktop humbucker pickups have a terrific, distinctive vintage sound but also offer a lot of versatility. For what it's worth, they also look very sharp. The Bigsby works as great as you would expect. The guitar stays in tune with no problem and is very frustration free that way.

    Other thoughts: I suppose this is a matter of preference but this guitar doesn't seem to have a floating bridge (haven't changed the strings yet so I'm not sure). The tuning heads are the vintage style spiral thread & gear look. I think it's an absolutely terrific touch. They look good and they perform excellently. One more thing, the TKL case that I was using for the Ibanez AF75 works perfectly for this guitar. If you're upgrading the same way I did, you won't need to spend the extra hundred on a case for the Gretsch unless you really want to have that brand name printed on the case. Alas, until someone buys me the Gretsch case as a gift, the Ibanez is displaced and now resides permanently on my guitar stand.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Gretsch for the price.

    By Cole

    from Thornton Colorado

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Made in Korea, 2.5K+ MIJ?
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      I sold my last Gretsch (6120) a few years ago, and regretted that decision immediately. A jamming buddy picked one of these up, I played it for two hours, went to Musicians Friend site and ordered one (Black w/ gold hardware). Out of the box; the low E and A were less than five cents off, the D,G,B,E were dead on. This series of Gretsch guitars are Made in Korea, the quality and sound of both that I've played (friends amber/orange) is 100% Gretsch (The 2.5K ++ models are made in Japan).

       
      5.0

      what a nice guitar, it's hotrod cool.

      By jim bo

      from houston,tx.

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • 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:

        it's all positive,no negative.

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