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Gretsch Guitars G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar Black 

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The Electromatic® Pro Jet with Bigsby B50 tailpiece takes on a new identity and voice with hump-block fretboard inlays and "Black Top" Filter'Tron ™ ...Read More

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More twang and less hum for fewer bucks.

The Electromatic® Pro Jet with Bigsby B50 tailpiece takes on a new identity and voice with hump-block fretboard inlays and "Black Top" Filter'Tron ™ Pickups. The two-tone body color scheme (black or gold top with walnut stained back and sides), fabricated with an arched maple top chambered basswood body resonates true to "That Great Gretsch Sound". Classic appointments such as the Adjustomatic™ Bridge, threaded knurled strap buttons, "G" Arrow Knobs and Gretsch logo on pickguard are proudly featured.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Body Shape: Jet™
  • Body Style: Chambered Single-Cutaway
  • Body: Basswood, Gloss Urethane Finish, Arched Maple Top
  • Pickguard: White Pearloid w/ Gretsch® Logo
  • Body Binding: 1-Ply White
  • Neck: Maple, Gloss Urethane Finish
  • Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Pearloid Hump-Block Inlays
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Finger Board Radius: 12" Radius (305 mm)
  • Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
  • Scale Length: 24.6" (62.5 cm)
  • Pickups: "Black Top" Filter'Tron™ Bridge Pickup
  • "Black Top" Filter'Tron™ Neck Pickup
  • 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
  • Bridge: Anchored Adjusto-Matic™ Bridge
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: Enclosed Vintage Style
  • Knobs: "G" Arrow Knobs
  • Strings: D'Addario® XL110 Regular Light, NPS (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Unique Features: Two-Tone Body Color Scheme, “Black Top” Filter’Tron™

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Gretsch GuitarsG5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (9)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (5)
    • Practicing (5)
    • Small venues (4)
    • Recording (3)
    • Rock concerts (3)
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    5.0

    I WISH I'D GOTTEN THIS THE FIRST TIME

    By Tim

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

          I bought this model a couple years ago WITHOUT the Bigsby, a very fine guitar in its own right, completely comfortable, easy to play, easy to get a good sound, and much admired by my jam partners.

          But I've been wanting to learn how to play a bit of Rockabilly style guitar--gotta have that whammy bar.

          Changing the strings on a Bigsby equipped guitar is challenging--it wants four hands. Buddy system required.

          Great guitar right out of the box. I'm an amateur player for 45 years, basement jammer, living room picker. Couldn't be happier with this guitar. Fine instrument and can NOT beat the price.

          I'm twanging out Summertime Blues and loving it!

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Diggin' my Pro Jet!!

          By Telewhacker22

          from ABQ, NM

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

            I ordered this guitar from MF but it was backordered for weeks so I decided to purchase one from a music store in Texas. The owner set it up for me prior to shipping. It is a brand new 2011 gold Pro Jet. It's been sitting in his store for a few years and was perfect when I received it.
            This guitar is solid--nice tone, nice hardware, and looks amazing. The weight is perfect, not too heavy, not too light. The sound is, well, it's Gretsch. Not a single coil sound, not a humbucker sound (although they are mini humbuckers) but something altogether different. I love it. No matter what you play--rock, blues, jazz, you will love this axe. I did replace the tuners with locking tuners (Gotoh). I use 9.5s and have no problem whatsoever with the Bigsby. I don't dive bomb so it is perfect for me. I have had it about a month and it's all I play. Now I am going to save up for a 2K Gretsch!

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            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good for the price

            By Just play for fun

            from Poughkeepsie NY

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming

              Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

              I purchased this guitar as a substitute / replacement for 2 other different manufacturers models that I was not pleased with do to quality issues. I have been playing it for aproximately 2 weeks now and for the most part am happy, however there are 2 quality issues that should be noted. #1 there is a minor "dime sized" blemish on the very top edge of the headstock and #2 the 6th string (pickup??) is dull sounding and not as bright as the other bass strings.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A lot more than I expected...

              By shrubble

              from Catonsville, MD

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              Pros

              • Funky Looking
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone
              • Well Appointed

              Cons

              • Bad Tuners And Nut
              • Hastily Assembled
              • Odd Controls

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

              When I first layed my eyes on this twang-machine, the Les Paul-like qualities of it made it seem like it should have a bit of low-end growl to it. The first time I plugged it in, however, I realized that this puppy is a Gretsch to the bone.

              First the bad because frankly there is not much of it:

              - I had a real problem with loose knobs and switches (like falling off while I was playing). Easily fixed, though, so no big deal.
              - The Bigsby is just plain unusable because of the tuners and the nut. I lubricated the nut, which helped a little, but you can only do so much with bad tuners. The strange part is that if you don't use it (the trem), it stays in perfect tune forever. I'll check back after I replace them.
              - The controls are just... bizarre. After playing this guitar for several months, I still find myself turning knobs trying to figure out exactly what they do. Some do a lot. Some seem to do nothing at all, or very little.

              That being said though, what a great guitar!:
              - Right out of the box it played pretty close to perfectly. The neck is thick, but it plays very fast and with no buzz (I use 10's on this guitar).
              - The work on the glued-in neck is wonderful, especially for a guitar at this price-point (I don't know about that MSRP though).
              - The body seems like it's going to be heavy when you look at it(that Les Paul thing again), but the routed-out basswood body keeps the weight down. It's still not light, but it won't break your back.
              - It's got loads of the Gretsch kitsch aesthetic. This is one funky axe!

              Unplugged, it's very loud, a great guitar to practice with. Good sustain. The pick-ups seem to be ok, although I'll probably upgrade them as soon as I get up the gumption.

              The tone is somewhat mid-rangy and clean, and perfect for twangy rockabilly and electric country. A real pleasure to play, although you'll need a strap to sit down with it.

              Great guitar for Rockabilly, Punk, alt, really anything but metal (and even then it does ok, just doesn't look the part).

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love at First Sight!!

              By Greenleaf

              from Northcentral Ohio

              About Me Experienced

              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 G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

                My second guitar...and I should have bought this one as my first back when............

                So much more comfortable then the 335. And I love the looks of it. I like the Bigsby as it adds a nice touch to the looks, so I choose the Bigsby equipped model.

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Guitar for its price

                By The Man

                from Hong Kong China

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easily Modified
                • Fine Price
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Look
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Good Weight
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                • Harder To String
                • No Strap Locks
                • Not As Efficient Whammy

                Best Uses

                • Modifying
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • School Bands

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

                This was my second guitar to a standard strat and to be honest I never intended to love this guitar as much as the strat. When I first got it I immediately loved the Blacktop Filter'Tron humbuckers Gretch offered us. (though soon I changed them) This guitar of course doesn't sound like a real high end Gretch but it's getting closer and closer. Now I use this guitar as a recording and practice guitar, but for all those guitarist who wants a decent guitar for this price range, don't hesitate on getting your hands on the pro jet. It is worth the money you are paying. Have fun with this baby and God bless.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Gorgeous instrument and it plays great

                By Mixjuan

                from Manchester NH

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

                  I am a lifelong bassist and felt the need to stretch myself and get a guitar. Acoustics have crazy high action so I chose to go electric. I have a friend who has a Gretsch and I knew I couldn't go wrong with this.

                  Right out of the box it feels great. Learning on this is fun and easy. The action is perfect. The guitar is light and very playable.

                  I have to concur with a previous review, however. The controls are beyond confusing. Depending on the switch position, any two of the knobs could be volume while the others vaguely control tone. Move the switch again and you are hunting for the right combination.

                  Almost seems like a set it and forget it kind of deal. You have it set up for one style of play and that is it. My Warwick Infinity bass is so simple, not sure why a guitar a quarter of the price would need a quantum physicist with a minor in string theory to figure out the controls on it.

                  In all, though, I love it

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very Nice Guitar!!!

                  By Kayakman

                  from Gig Harbor, WA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

                    This is a very nice guitar for a very good price. The guitar is very well made and the finish work is very, very nice. I have the gold top, and it is bueatiful!

                    The guitar plays as good as it looks - very twangy sound, good fret work, nice neck, etc.

                    I could not be happier with this guitar - Gretsch did a great job!

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                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    AS GOOD AS IT LOOKS

                    By bbqbrisket

                    from New Jersey

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Tone
                    • Nice Looking Guitar
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                    • Fret Buzz
                    • Items Not Included
                    • Missing Some Items

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

                      Fast effecient shipping of item.
                      No manual included in packaging only on line.
                      On line manual suggests there are items included that do not exist.

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                      (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Beautiful guitar

                      By jamman dummy

                      from Honolulu, Hawaii

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Ask me a question

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

                          I've had the guitar a week, a gold ProJet G5435T.

                          The fit and finish is above par for a guitar at this grade level. The filtertrons are very very nice pickups, they fall between single and hummer with a touch of p-90. Very strong.

                          The neck is a breeze to play, the med-jumbo frets are very good, and bending and vibrato is just as effortless as my PRS McCarty.

                          The tuners are just ok. I'm not a modder, but this would be an upgrade area if I was. They don't slip, they just don't have much mass.

                          THe Bigsby, well there it is. It's terrible. Very very unresponsive, but I am a 40 yr. strat player so thats probably my issue.

                          The control assembly of knobs is very confusing, I had to research and print off detailed discriptions of exactly what each one does, and they still don't match up.

                          THe finish is perfect, not sparkly or LP gold, more of a coppery gold that is very warm.

                          All in all an exceptional guitar if they would place the bigsby back about 4 inches to facilitate easier operaton.

                          Stays in tune, nut needs some lube, jack plug was loose, shouldn't be on a 6 bones guitar.

                          Past that, a stellar sounding and playing instrument.

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