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The G5655T-CB Electromatic Center-Block Electric Guitar features "That Great Gretsch Sound" with the "center-block advantage." The interior solid spr...Read More

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The G5655T-CB Electromatic Center-Block Electric Guitar features "That Great Gretsch Sound" with the "center-block advantage." The interior solid spruce center block running the length of the guitar's 1-¾"-deep Double Jet body makes for a lively "high gain-friendly" tone and delivers greater control over the kind of feedback players want. The new dual-coil Super HiLo'Tron neck pickup is voiced to produce a clean, high-end sparkle with robust low-end, low-noise performance. Together with the "Black Top" Filter'Tron bridge pickup, it's a potent tonal combination.

Other premium features include five-ply maple body construction with a bound arched top and back, a bound maple neck and a 12.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and Neo-Classic "thumbnail" inlays. The G5655T-CB also has three-way pickup switching, single-ply black pickguard with Gretsch logo, four "G-arrow" control knobs (volume for each pickup, bridge-pickup-only tone, master volume), anchored Adjusto-matic bridge and flat-handle Bigsby-licensed B50 vibrato, Grover tuners and knurled strap retainer knobs. Case sold separately.

Classic Gretsch looks and improved sound with new pickups and a sustainful center block.

FEATURES
  • 5-ply maple body construction with a bound arched top and back, and center block
  • Bound maple neck and a 12.5" radius
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and Neo-Classic "thumbnail" inlays
  • Dual-coil Super HiLo'Tron neck pickup and "Black Top" Filter'Tron bridge pickup
  • 3-way pickup switching
  • Single-ply black pickguard with Gretsch logo
  • Four "G-arrow" control knobs
  • Adjusto-matic bridge
  • Flat-handle Bigsby-licensed B50 vibrato
  • Grover tuners and knurled strap retainer knobs
  • Case sold separately

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G5655T Electromatic Center Block Electric guitar

  • Body
    Body Material: 5-ply maple
    Body Shape: Jet
    Body Back: 5-ply maple
    Body Sides: 5-ply maple
    Body Top: 5-ply arched maple
    Body Finish: Gloss Urethane, Gloss Urethane, Gloss Urethane
    Bracing: Spruce Center-Block
    Body Depth: 1.75" (44.45mm)
    Body Width Upper Bout: 10.5" (267mm)
    Body Width Lower Bout: 13.5" (343mm)
    Neck
    Neck Shape: Modern Gretsch
    Number of Frets: 22
    Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
    Position Inlays: Neo-Classic "Thumbnail"
    Fingerboard Radius: 12.5" (320mm)
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Neck Material: Maple
    Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
    Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8mm)
    Scale Length: 24.6" (625mm)
    Electronics
    Bridge Pickup: Black Top Filter'Tron
    Neck Pickup: Dual-Coil SUPER HiLo'Tron
    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), Tone (Bridge Pickup Only), Master Volume
    Hardware
    Hardware Finish: Chrome-Plated
    Bridge: Anchored Adjusto-matic Bridge with Bigsby Licensed B50 Vibrato Tailpiece
    Tuning Machines: Grover die-cast
    String Nut: Synthetic bone
    Miscellaneous
    Strings: D'Addario XL110 Regular Light, NPS (.010-.046 Gauges)
    Accessories
    Pickguard: Black Plexi Pickguard with White "Gretsch" Logo
    Control Knobs: G-Arrow
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Gretsch GuitarsG5655T Electromatic Center Block Electric guitar
 
4.8

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5.0

Great buy!

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from Oconto, WI

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Great fretboard

Cons

  • A Bit Neck Heavy
  • Action crazy high straight out of box

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5655T Electromatic Center Block Electric guitar:

Loving it! This has now become my main guitar. My old Epiphone Les Paul Standard was a nice guitar, but constant problems with intonation - even with professional setup - led me to look elsewhere. My initial impression on the G5655T-CB?: Beautiful guitar! My initial impression playing for the 1st time? Not good. The action was crazy high and when I attached the strap, the neck hung way to low to what I was used to. Gretsch also has odd twist-on strap holders which came untwisted during the first 10 minutes of playing. The good news is that with a few turns in on the bridge height adjustment, the action and intonation were perfect! The neck - even though it's a tad shorter than my Les Paul Epi - sure seemed long, but it's kind of an illusion because you can reach about 4 more of the high frets giving the impression of a longer neck. The "dip" problem isn't really a problem for me. When you're playing near the nut end, it's easy to raise the neck a bit with your thumb and left hand while you're playing. Because the neck tends to hang a bit lower, I think it actually puts my fingers in a more comfortable position. After a half an hour's worth of playing, it felt completely natural and boy, those mid-tones really pop compared to my Epiphone. I didn't really know what the "Gretsch Twang" everybody referred to was, but I sure know now! This is also a much lighter guitar than my Ephiphone Les Paul Standard because it's a semi hollow body. . . should equate to fewer visits to the chiropractor! Other observations? Great fretboard, no need to fear the "jumbo" frets, and a great, clean sound! Also a great lap guitar.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All Around Excellent Guitar

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from Kansas City, KS

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        Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5655T Electromatic Center Block Electric guitar:

        I really like almost everything about this guitar. It looks incredible, it plays very well, and its sound is absolutely killer. The only downside is that the tuning stability disappears entirely when I try to use the Bigsby. I haven't tried lubricating the nut or the saddles yet, but my use of the Bigsby would be pretty minimal even if it worked flawlessly.

        The pickups were better than I expected from Gretsch pickups after hearing a friend knock the old in-house pickups as compared to the Filtertrons. I think Gretsch did a great job with these black tops. The neck can be a little darker than I prefer, so I tend to use it when I want to sit in the back of the mix more. I use both pickups for general rhythm playing, and switch to the bridge for leads when I want a more biting tone. It works out really well and I have no intention of swapping out the pickups, which is rare for me.

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        5.0

        Gretsch G5655T Electromatic Kills!

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        from Kearny, NJ

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        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

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            Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5655T Electromatic Center Block Electric guitar:

            I just bought one of these in Georgia Green and the picture doesn't do the color justice, its just gorgeous. Really looks great, I've been getting compliments on it non stop. The thing about this guitar though is that it sounds and plays even better than it looks. I've always been a Fender Strat kind of a guy, but once I picked up my buddies Pro Jet, I fell for Gretsch. Let me tell you this G5655T blows that guitar way out of the water. The neck pickup get a really beefy thick tone which is great for distorted blues like stuff. I play through a Peavy Classic 30 tube amp with an Ibanez Tube Screamer and man this guitar hits hard. The bridge pick up gets a really nice classic twang when clean, when dirty it screams for lead riffing type stuff. I also can get some really sweet clean tones out of these two pickups great for more finger picking folk type stuff. The B50 Bigsby works great and doesn't make the guitar go out of tune, once I had it set up at the shop and got my hands on it, I haven't had any issues. I use the Bigsby quite a bit too. This guitar also feels amazing to play, the neck and frets are real smooth and the action nice and low, Im just as quick on lead stuff as I am on my Strat as I am on this Gretsch. The neck is a perfect size too, enough to get my thumb around the top for the root in un-barred bar chords. Hats off to Gretsch, really well done. If you're thinking about getting one, stop thinking and do it! I'm pretty sure the next guitar I eventually get will be a Gretsch, the really know how to make them.

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            (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Classic Gretsch Sound and Killer Looks

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            from Bellingham, WA

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            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5655T Electromatic Center Block Electric guitar:

              Recently purchased this model in black and have played it at several gigs so far. Great classic Gretsch tone. Pickup combination provides articulate, crisp notes whether clean or overdriven.
              I have had several people approach me and comment on how sexy the guitar is, they have asked what make/model of Gretsch this guitar is as it really looks similar to a higher priced Duo Jet.
              Only negative is the Bigbsy, which has trouble staying in tune even on minor vibrato's. It really should be set up with a B3 not a B50/B5 as the string angle is too steep coming over the bridge. I have purchased a tuning stabilizer in hopes of remedying this tuning issue. Overall very pleased with the purchase.

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