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Gretsch Guitars G5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar Black

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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, double-cutaway 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.

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FEATURES
Body Shape: Jet
Body Style: Chambered Double-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: Double-Cutaway Two-Tone Body Color Scheme, "Black Top" Filter'Tron
pickups, Bigsby Licensed B50 Vibrato Tailpiece

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Gretsch GuitarsG5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 20 reviews)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (13)
  • Fun to play (12)
  • Good pick up (12)
  • Good feel (11)
  • Solid electronics (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (11)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Recording (8)
  • Small venues (8)
  • Rock concerts (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (4)

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(32 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Highly Impressed...and not easily so!

By Benjamin Eaves

from Anderson, South Carolina

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

This is an absolutely fantastic guitar. The neck feels and plays great. The looks are gorgeous. The feel of the guitar is nice. It's substantial without being a back breaker. The new filtertrons really sing. I currently play through a Fender blues jr NOS with Bill M Mods and these pups shine. They drive the amp really well and get downright raunchy. The bridge pickup sparkles and the neck pup gets glassy. They have a wonderful clean tone and get a great filthy tone without the mud...really remind me of a p-90. The bigsby works and looks great and the tuners do their job. My advice...always stretch your strings and you won't have tuning issues. I would replace it with another in a heartbeat. I'm using it now leading worship and love it. I would have no reservations recommending this guitar to anyone.
The features are great, just what you need to shape your tone: 2 filtertron pickups, master tone, master volume, individual pickup volumes, selector switch, strap locks, and a bigsby. Everything works perfect out of the box.
The quality is exceptional; especially for the price. These are the best pickups I have encountered in these import models. Epiphone can't hold a candle. The new filtertrons in these are exceptional. I have found no issues. The finish on the black is very nice. The frets are great; no sharp ends. The binding looks to be done very well.
This is just an excellent guitar; worthy of gigging. The value is exceptional. I have owned & played a number of guitars ranging from epi's & squiers to Gibson & Gibson Custom, Fender, PRS. These new pro jets are the real deal.

(27 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gretsch GG5445T Review

By carl pecoraro

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

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Currently, I own 13 guitars, and my interest in Gretsch began with a G6120 Chet Atkins hollow body .This is a fantastic guitar, and sounds better than all the rest. When Gretsch revamped the Pro Jet, and made it available in a double cut away design, and improved the pickups to their Filtertron version, the G6545T became a must have at the ridiculously low price.

When the guitar arrived, I could find no flaws in the fit and finish . The high gloss black was perfect, as was everything else. Since it is chambered, it was not uncomfortably heavy , and felt just right.The set up needed just a slight adjustment to the bridge height, but the height of the strings at the nut was ideal. Now for the comparison to the high dollar. Sonically, I almost couldn't tell them apart. The clarity, the ringing tone, and the twang was about the same as the 6120. This guitar definitely has the visual appeal and the tone that Gretsch is famous for. If there is anything different at all in the sound, perhaps the G6545 pickups are not wound quite as hot, but to me they sound almost identical.

Of course, this guitar is made in China, and not in Japan like the high dollar Gretsch guitars, but you would never know it looking at it, listening to it, or playing it. George Harrison would have been lucky to find this Gem in 1965. I plan on using this guitar when I don't want to risk damage or loss to the Chet Atkins G6120 when playing out. This guitar would have been a good buy at twice the price. Grab one!

(26 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

G for Gretsch, and for Great sound

By Guitar Man

from Oskaloosa Iowa

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Great Harmonics
  • Looks good no flaws
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Hard to find a case

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Play in a praise band
  • Practicing

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

This guitar was beautiful right out of the box. Looking this guitar over this thing is absolutely flawless. Great finish, absolutely gorgeous. Pluged it in and what a beautiful sustaining sound. This thing sings. The frets are smooth and the intonation is nearly perfect. Only the 5th and 6th strings a liitle flat at the 12th fret. A small turn of the adjustment brought it into perfect tune. The action is very good, I set mine a little lower. There is no buzzing in any position. The first thing I done was to change the strings, which made a big difference in the feel and sound. The stings it came with are stiff and hard to bend. I play lead in a praise band and have played for over 25 years. Aside from the gleaming that radiated from this due to the lights a lot of the group noticed the sound as being a notch above my other Guitars. I have an SG, LesPaul a Tele, and with this Gretsch, I can have what ever sound I want. Dial up a lttle delay, add some light distortion, some phaser, and this thing really sings. For the money this guitar is worth twice that in everyway. If you want a quality insturment for a great price I would say buy it you won't be disappointed

(26 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better than I ever expected!

By David

from St. Paul MN

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Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

Don't hesitate if this is your style...I've had about 5 Gretsch guitars over the years including the 6120 I still own and this things is top notch.
For me, it's got just what I need. Having the master volume along with individual pickup volumes and master tone make this guitar very versatile. Bigsby is smooth and quiet. Tuners aren't the best but for the price, I won't complain. Upgraded pickups and new pickup housing is major improvement over previous models.
Finish is absolutely perfect, binding is perfect. Rosewood on neck is beautifully finished. Frets are filed properly with no sharp edges. Best of all, of any guitar I've ever bought, this thing was set up perfectly out of the box. I always hold my breath when opening the box after it is delivered not knowing whether I got a lemon or a keeper. This one is definately a keeper! String height was right on, relief was right on, nut was correct height and slots filed perfectly. I had to slightly adjust the pickup height to my preference to get the tone balanced. I haven't yet checked intonation but seems to play in tune above the 12th fret. Amazing quality for this price point.
I can't ask for more, especially with the newly updated pickups which were always a complaint with the previous models and it looks finished with the new pickup surrounds so you aren't looking into the routed hole like prior version which was not very appealing. Tone wise, these pickups are super nice, medium hot and this guitar definitely has that "Great Gretsch Sound". The hump fret markers are sweet as well compared to the finger nail style on the prior version. I love it...

(21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BANG FOR BUCK ALL THE WAY

By bluetrainblues

from SOUTHERN kentucky

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics
  • Very Hot Pickups

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Rock Concerts
  • Well Rounded Guitar

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

Ive been playing this guitar for about 6 months now, i also play various telecasters and PRS guitars and this is my first gretsch. Right out of the box i was jaw dropped. i chose this model because of the neck and shape and the price seemed safe, this guitar has the finish and feel of a much more expensive guitar and is instantly inviting inviting your fingers to glide along the very unusual neck. I play this guitar to the side a bit and find that you can play much smoother and faster that way.

I will say this, i dont quite understand other reviews talking about medium hot pickups and lots of tone control.... this guitar is VERY VERY loud and if you play hard or pick hard sometimes there can be a little lack of tone and clarity but if you play with it and your picking you can get a pretty nice clean tone.

amazing guitar, that is very aggressive if played the way it wants to be played.

(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great value and great service

By Gonz

from Las Vegas

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Buying From Mf

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

      Bought this guitar as I always wanted a Gretsch, didn't want to spend $2K, and the reviews regarding build quality, etc on this guitar were excellent. I received the guitar and truthfully I was disappointed. Frets had some buzzing, came with no paperwork nor protective cover on the pick guard etc. I contacted musicians friend to set up a return and spoke to Thomas....disappointed as I was really looking forward to owning this Gretsch.

      Thomas was great! He feared I was sent a returned guitar by mistake and offered to ship a replacement next day air. He asked me to check the replacement and run it through its paces and if I was satisfied to then return the old one, or both for a full refund.

      I am glad I did! The replacement was everything I had hoped for and more- beautiful finish, perfect neck joint, great workmanship and perfect intonation (took to my luthier, he told me he would just be taking my money to pay him for a set up)

      Ive boughten and owned many guitars over the last 35 years, many I still own that are valued at much much more then this model. For the price, This is is the best value I've ever been involved with in a new guitar since I bought my Rick 12 string back in 81 from a sales associate that was fired the next day for selling stuff under cost after an argument with his boss!

      Don't even think twice...buy this...and buy it from MF where they value the customer after the sale as much as before!

      Thanks again to Thomas!

      (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Versatility and Class

      By Wholetone

      from Raleigh,NC

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      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 G5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

        This is probably the best valued guitar on the market today. Superb craftsmanship, killer looks, resonant lows, biting highs, perfect intonation, and all for less than half the price of its competition.

        I play mostly alternative, blues, and jazz, so I spend a lot of time on the smooth-and-creamy neck pickup. However, the bridge pickup has plenty of crunch and is perfectly suited for grittier tunes. The fingerboard is very comfortable and I have no problem moving around on it.

        I don't have too much to say besides that. It's a stellar piece of equipment, and if it were stolen or lost, I'd buy another in a heartbeat. I'm obsessed with it, and if you're after a beatiful, flavorful tone, you will be too.

        (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great highs and clarity

        By MoJo

        from Pittsburgh,PA

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • sexy looking and beefy
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pro gigs onstage anywhere
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

          Just got this Gretsch after i picked up the Eastwood Astro Jet retro copy of the 1964 Gretsch Astrojet….and while the Eastwood played great and had the Gretsch church bell-like twang and sustain…the stock Filtertron style pickups were way too microphonic and caused problems live onstage. I contacted the Eastwood owner via email and he didn't offer much help since the guitar is discontinued.

          I usually sell off older guitars i don't use and about 7 years ago i sold my hollow body Gretsch w/ Bigsby because i was worried i'd crack it since i caught an f-hole once on some equipment while jumping around onstage. It is one of only two guitars i ever regretted selling so when i saw Gretsch had upgraded the old mini humbuckers with actual Black Top Filtertrons on their Electromatics…i wanted to try one and see if i could duplicate my Gretsch sound from before.

          Well this sexy baby exceeded all expectations and even cranked up through my Marshall Vintage Modern or my Carvin V3 mini 112 combo it does not feed back and howl uncontrollably like the Astro Jet from Eastwood. It has heft and while not Les Paul heavy…it is substantial and pro quality all around. I had originally planned to immediately pop in a TV Jones Classic Plus upon arrival…but these Black Top pups are just fine for now and i doubt i will have to make that purchase.

          Gretsch has really given the public a super cool axe at an unbelievable price and i will use this along with my Gibson SG as my two main stage guitar in our punk/pop band….PopSicKill !!

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          G5445T

          By Duba

          from South MIssissippi

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          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 G5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

            exceptionally easy guitar to play filter Tron pickups very clean that accept effects very well I recommend this guitar for any level player.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very nice

            By Uncle Ant

            from Bellport, NY

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            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Best Value

            Cons

            • Limited Color Choises

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

            This guitar is hot! The intonation is perfect. It sounds great. It's easy to play. The appearance is flawless. I am very happy with this ax. I have five other china and Mexican models, and this seems to be my favorite.

            (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Jet looks like 11 plays like heaven

            By varg...

            from Elsewhere,IA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

              Well,put together with the Gretsch sound intact.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Don't be fooled by the price - this thing is pure Gretsch!

              By NeilJMason

              from NY,NY

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

                There is no reason to buy fake guitars from AliExpress or Alibaba. This guitar plays amazing for a great price. It is one of the few things that I have purchased where I spent most of my time trying to find something wrong with - but couldn't. It is the best Rythm guitar I have ever played. The only things I changed about it were: I added Grover tuners and I shaved the neck down - I found it too thick. Now, it is my main axe and I have a Les Paul, 2 Strats and a D'Angelico.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would recomment to fridn

                By bawi

                from undisclosed

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                Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

                this is my first time to buying Gretsch Guitar, before I buy I read are reviewer, and i order it.
                I think this guitar is the best choice for every style .
                I am so happy with this guitar. if you don't have budget get this one you won't be disappointed.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Very nice quality Gretsch Electromatic Double Jet

                By Rob

                from New Mexico

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • thick neck heel joint, high fret access impeded

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

                The build quality is remarkable for a guitar in this price range. Hardware is much better quality than expected. Pickups sound pretty good, but prefer the newer HiLo'Trons on some of the center block models. I replaced the Bigsby B50 with a Bigsby B70. There was nothing wrong with it, I just thought it looked more aesthetically pleasing. I own a few more expensive Gretsch guitars, and the quality seems to be consistent across the line. This a a great little guitar.

                 
                5.0

                Sounds great and a sharp looking guitar

                By Opie

                from Sanford, Fl

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

                    Hobby.

                     
                    4.0

                    Classic vibes

                    By Mike

                    from central Colorado

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                    Pros

                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                    • Limited range to just over an octave, fat neck

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

                    I wanted to hear the semi-hollow with humbuckers, different than my Hagstrom Viking II, and Wildkat. It is a great sounding guitar with two great pickups. Triple harmonics on the bridge are nice. The guitar can do some lead but fails for the real oomph. I was surprised by the more of an acoustic guitar neck limitations. Look at the picture. The neck is fate several inches above the little horns and not even with them as usual. So at the 14th fret it gets very thick. You can not play normally above that point with your palm under the neck. Of course having a master volume is nice for on both. Certainly can get hard rock out of it like Malcolm Young, and it sounds great on mellower stuff. The Bigsby and set up were great.
                    I only would not recommend it because it lacks the ability to be a good lead guitar.

                     
                    5.0

                    GREAT Gretsch!

                    By J.D.

                    from Remsen, NY

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

                        Perfect out of the box. All I had to do was tune it. So easy to play!

                        Forget about Epiphone, or even Gibson. Gretsch currently has such an assortment of wonderful guitars, price pointed for any budget. QC seems to be A+!

                         
                        5.0

                        Best bang for the buck

                        By Oldmanstillplayin

                        from Romeoville I'll

                        About Me Experienced

                        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 G5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

                          Great guitar and deal from Musicians Friend. Had the Japanese Tennessee Rose and this thing is pretty close in construction. Bigsby licensed vibrato is equal in construction. Unbelievable. Knobs solid etc. Reset action and sounds great Thanks MF. Great deal on a bowl. Which I couldn't find

                           
                          5.0

                          Just black ?

                          By Steve

                          from Florida

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Limited colors

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

                            I would buy this guitar in a heart beat if it came in other colors ! Gold sparkle - Silver sparkle - White - Blue- One on Gretsch !!!

                             
                            5.0

                            Awesome Electromatic

                            By Mitch

                            from FL

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Jamming
                              • Practicing
                              • Small Venues

                              Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

                              The first guitar I purchased that did not require a "tweaking" of the neck. Strings were changed though to super light. Guitar plays well with excellent range from the pickups.Fast neck and easy to play. body is a little off balance. This guitar is well worth the price when purchased on sale. It would be hard to find a better instrument.

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