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Gretsch Guitars G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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Product# H77210
OVERVIEW

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

Order now and get the Gretsch that keeps on giving.

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Gretsch GuitarsG5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (15)
  • Fun to play (14)
  • Good tone (14)
  • Good pick up (11)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (10)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Small venues (8)
  • Recording (7)
  • Rock concerts (5)
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5.0

Pleasant Surprise !

By Jack

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Excellent Tone - Feels solid - no fret buzz - great tuners - chambered body is a plus - 5 stars.

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5.0

Gretsch Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby

By Gene

from Beckville, Texas

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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 G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

    This guitar came with perfect setup on the string height. Just a touch of adjustment on the intonation on a couple of strings.Some strings are a little low if you strum vigorously. A light touch is all that is necessary. The pickups are very good as well as being fully adjustable for a variety of tones. All the hardware was secure and appears to be sturdy. The finish is excellent with no flaws.

    If you want a good sounding guitar, this one is hard to beat for the money. It is comfortable, responsive, and holds the tuning very well for a tremolo mounted string instrument. It takes a little time getting used to the controls, but it works well. All in all, I would buy this guitar again.

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    5.0

    great value

    By AMK

    from DEtroit

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    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      I bought this guitar as a back up for my studio not really expecting much and now finding hard to put down.
      Sounds and feels like a guitar twice the price easily. The tremolo is awesome if you haven't tried one yet.

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      5.0

      It is really a good guitar ,the finish is tops , everything

      By Jim

      from Missouri

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • intations was right on out of the box
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

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

        it is easy to play , wish I had got one sooner,the finish is real good , the setup up was right on ,everything was even better than expected

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        4.0

        Great Frikon Guitar for the $$$

        By DimensionIII

        from Phoenix Az.

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          I bought this guitar about two years ago. I absolutely loved it when I got it, it was perfect right out of the box. Looked and sounded great. I have recorded a couple tracks with it, and enjoy playing it every time I do. I think it could use a locking nut as the Bixby can have a tendency to throw it outta tune at times. I really do love it, have had a few comments from others they like the tone of my SG better, I think I might too, but I feel this guitar has a unique tone, it's called GRETSCH. Thats why I bought it and I am so glad I did.

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          5.0

          G5435T Pro Jet w/Bigsby - Great Guitar!

          By EarleG

          from Nashville area, TN

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

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

            The G5435T plays fine and set up is great right out of the sealed Gretsch carton. The fret work is very
            good. The pickups have a cool and unique sound. I was glad to get one untouched by in store hands.
            The overall quality, form fit and finish is outstanding for the price.
            I have more expensive guitars but enjoy playing the G5435T just as much.

            Side note: Added a .001uf "bleeder" capacitor to the master volume so the volume output remains
            consistent throughout the control sweep eliminating the bassy muffle sound at lower volume setting.
            I will tweak the Bigsby a bit when I change strings by lubing the nut and bridge saddle with a bit of
            light oil. That and setting in new strings so not to bind on contact surfaces. I have a "wedge"
            method for installing new strings on the pins to keep each in place while winding the new string.

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            4.0

            GREAT VALUE

            By bbqbrisket

            from New Jersey

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Excellent Value
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

            • Bigsby hdw scratches palm

            Best Uses

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

              This is my first electric guitar and I found the value was great. It has so much to offer and get acquainted with on a guitar. One problem for me is that the Bigsby mounted hardware has a sharp edge to it and irritates my palm, just inside the thumb.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I WISH I'D GOTTEN THIS THE FIRST TIME

              By Tim

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Experienced

              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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              (4 of 4 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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