Gretsch G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar

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The Gretsch G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar delivers traditional arch top craftsmanship and tone at a price working musicians can afford. Order yours from Sam Ash Direct today for the guaranteed lowest price.

The Gretsch G5420T Electromatic carries on the incomparable tradition of hollowbody electric guitars that has spanned over six decades and has been a crucial part of music history. The body features a laminated maple top, back and sides with bound F-holes. This future classic will fit the bill for many different styles. Everything from traditional rockabilly to blues to straight up rock & roll.

The electronics schematic features a pair of new “Black Top” Filter’Tron™ pickups. You’ll get tons of high-end twang from the bridge pickup, as well as having the option to switch to smooth, warm blues and jazz tones with bottom-end to spare from the neck pickup. You can use the individual volume controls for each pickup to shape your tone to accommodate any style of music. The G5420T Electromatic is not just a rockabilly twanger. The controls also include a master volume and tone.

The neck on the G5420T Electromatic is carved from maple into a comfortable, thin profile that will feel at home in your fretting hand. A bound rosewood fingerboard with luxurious pearl inlays and 22 medium-jumbo frets will facilitate total ease of playability. Chrome hardware includes a set of vintage-style open-back tuners, classic “G" arrow control knobs, and a rosewood-based Adjusto-Matic bridge. The G5420T Electromatic also features a Bigsby®-licensed B60 vibrato tailpiece that will allow you to play true rockabilly style tremolo accents.Case not included.

Order your Gretsch G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy and our 85 plus years of experience.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
Series Electromatic
Other Features 24.5" Scale, Hump-Block Inlays, "G" Arrow Control Knobs

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4.6

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        5.0

        Extraordinary Value!!

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        from Dunedin, FL

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              Comments about Gretsch G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

              I've been looking at various Gretsch guitars for a while now. I love the sound and the feel of them but I couldn't justify the price. I was a little concerned about the Korean made versions as I wasn't sure about the quality control. As I read more and more reviews on the G5420T it became clear my concerns were unfounded, so I went to my local store and tried it out.

              This is a well made guitar by anyone's standards. There are some bells and whistles missing, but at this price it's understandable. The fit and finish is impeccable. The action and tone are pure Gretsch quality. The few items I think could use improvement such as the tuners and the pickups can easily be upgraded at a reasonable price. Eventually I'll put some locking tuners on it and upgrade the pickups to some TV Jones classics. But for now, I can easily live with what's there. Those additions will be nuances to improve the guitar, not corrections to deficiencies.

              This is an amazing price if you're in the market for a Gretsch guitar that has all of the famous Gretsch sound and feel. Be prepared however if you've never played a true hollow body electric for some adjustments in your playing technique. Unlike solid body and semi-hollow bodies, this picks up all of the minute nuances of your playing style, and often times the tone you're trying to achieve is really dependent upon your technique, so you may need to clean up a few things that get covered up in other types of guitars.

              The best thing is, this fills an obvious gap in my lineup of guitars that will allow me to accurately achieve the right tones for certain types of material such as jazz, some blues styles, rockabilly, and fingerpicked nashville sounds (ala Chet Atkins).

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              4.0

              Versatile and smooth

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              from Raleigh

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              Pros

              • Beautiful craftsmanship
              • Great bang for the buck
              • Great playability
              • So Many Types Of Sounds
              • Sounds Great

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                  Comments about Gretsch G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

                  Although I don't have a ton of experience playing expensive guitars, I have played many at various guitar shops. I fell in love with this the first time that I played it. Very smooth and great sounds. I play this through the Yamaha THR and it has confirmed what I know about becoming a better guitar player. That is, if you are having fun, it transates to more playing/practice. That makes you better. You will have a blast with this guitar!! BTW if you read a lot about Gretsch guitars, you will see that some of them easily fall out of tune. This one does not. The bridge is fixed and does not float. I have no tuning problems at all.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Versatile and smooth

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                  from Raleigh

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                  Pros

                  • Beautiful craftsmanship
                  • Great bang for the buck
                  • Great playability
                  • So Many Types Of Sounds
                  • Sounds Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Gretsch G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

                      Although I don't have a ton of experience playing expensive guitars, I have played many at various guitar shops. I fell in love with this the first time that I played it. Very smooth and great sounds. I play this through the Yamaha THR and it has confirmed what I know about becoming a better guitar player. That is, if you are having fun, it transates to more playing/practice. That makes you better. You will have a blast with this guitar!! BTW if you read a lot about Gretsch guitars, you will see that some of them easily fall out of tune. This one does not. The bridge is fixed and does not float. I have no tuning problems at all.

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                      5.0

                      Plays like butter.........

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                      from cleveland ohio

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                            Comments about Gretsch G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

                            i play this thru several amps but thru my gretsch 6162 is my favorite. just clean sweet sound.

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                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            I got 1 and is AWESOME

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                            from Lima - Peru

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                                  Comments about Gretsch G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

                                  that's good stuff and I gonna get 1 more guitar!!!

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                                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  First Day

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                                  from Nashville, NC

                                  Comments about Gretsch G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

                                  This guitar, after adding a set of Ernie Ball .011 strings and lowering the action, plays better than any other guitar I've played, including high-end Gibsons and Fenders. I play Christian contemporary and some '60s rock(Clapton, Beattles, etc.). The pickups fit these generes perfectly, but it is afterall only the first day. So far I've played it through a twin reverb, a hotrod deluxe, and a mustang II. It sounds great through all of those and I will soon play it through some more. Will add an updated review soon.

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                                  G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar

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