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Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar  Fairlane Blue

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Gretsch GuitarsG5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

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  • Practicing (3)
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5.0

Excellent playing action and tone.

By Mike

from Southern Maine

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    I play mine through a Fender Blues DeVille (tube amp with two 12"s) and the sound is great. I love the Bigsby vibrato (and have put them on a couple other guitars) because it lets you make your chords shimmer. Sure you can bend single notes but only a vibrato lets you be expressive with entire chords. I always get compliments on the guitar as it looks striking in fact it was my wife who noticed it on a wall of guitars at a store and said it was the most beautiful guitar she's ever seen. I took that as an "all clear" so I bought it. It stays in tune very well. The string action height is very low but without any problems. The width of the neck is wider than most guitars and the strings are slightly more spread out so it takes a little getting used to compared to say a Fender. My band mates urge me to use this guitar because they love how it sounds but I think that it's also because of the "cool vibe" it puts out with its retro looks. I've read that Stephen Stills and David Crosby were playing this model in the early days of Buffalo Springfield and it's what you hear on the solo in "For What Its Worth"

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing

    By Lucas Kellis

    from Cohoes New York

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics
    • Wide range of tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      Played in the shop several times and loved it. The pots are responsive andhave a good feel. The neck is amazing superr low action with no buzz at all. Beautiful fretboard that is not dry so it feels silky smooth. You can get anywhere from a jazz tone through rockabilly classic rock to even some punk sounds. Fiddle around with the individual volumes while having the master at full then don't touch the individual volumes just use the mast to clean up the gain so you can always go back to it with the master and keep the same tone. The tone knob works but is a lot! More subtle than what you might find on a strat unless it's all the way open or closed so I just keep it in the middle. The only things I don't think it would not sound like is metal and hard rock and those sort of styles. Although you can get a pretty thick tone. Also it doesn't really have that strat sound for like your Eric Clapton or John Mayer stuff but can still cover plenty of tones.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      What a sweet suprise!

      By Dr. N

      from Vancouver, BC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • 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 got my attention at the store due to its nice "vintage" aspen green finishing. I decided to give it a try and was impressed by the following:

        a) Craftsmanship: I could not find anything wrong with the guitar. The 2016 model has an "aged" multi-ply binding that matches the aspen green perfectly. Fretboard was impeccable. 5-ply maple, good quality rosewood (fretboard), pearloid inlays and GraphTec nut.
        b) Playability: comfortable neck, frets with rounded edges, great action and no buzz.
        c) Sound and electronics: the black top filter tron PUs have lots of twang and the Gretsch sound I was looking for. I like the midrange as well. They sound very dynamic and responsive. These are great PUs. Pots are not CTS, they are made in Korea but no concerns so far. If needed, it would cost me almost nothing to replace the pots with CTS ones and install a Switchcraft output jack.
        d) Hardware: good hardware. No issues and no need to replace anything. Bigsby B60!!!

        The 2016 model plays, sounds and looks great right out of the box. It sounds amazing with my Vox and Carvin amps. This Gretsch guitar is proof that you don't need a very expensive guitar to sound great, in the studio or on stage. Just be careful with feedback as this is a full hollow-body guitar.
        I have many guitars (classical, acoustic and electric), made in USA, Europe and Asia. I have bad g.a.s. and always look for a good deal based on quality, playability, sound and value.
        Please trust me. This is indeed a great guitar. I couldn't resist and brought one home. By the way, I never sell or trade my guitars, so my kids will also enjoy this beauty. Thanks Fender/Gretsch/Korea for another great instrument.

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