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Gretsch Guitars G5135 Electromatic CVT Electric Guitar
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Unsafe at any speed.

Buckle up boys and girls, because this CVT will take you on a ride to the wild side of Gretsch guitars. Mega'Tron pickups howl at the wind, and the ultra slim design means you can take this baby on the go! Made in response to the numerous electric guitar players who have requested a contemporary version of this short-lived model from the 1960s, the G5135 Electromatic CVT guitar combines modern features with retro styling into one instrument that is truly built for speed.

The ultraslim, solid mahogany body is lightweight and easy to shoulder, without sacrificing the unique, biting tonal properties for which mahogany is known. Additional features include a set mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard and 22 frets, adjustable truss rod, an anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge and Bigsby B50 tailpiece, dot position markers, pearloid headstock inlays, black pickguard, chrome plated hardware, vintage style tuners and G-Arrow knobs.

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Gretsch Guitars G5135 Electromatic CVT Electric Guitar Features:

  • Solid mahogany body
    Mahogany neck (24.6" scale)
    Rosewood fingerboard
    21 medium jumbo frets
    Bone nut (1-11/16" wide)
    Vintage style machine heads
    Dual Mega'Tron pickups
    #1tone pot control setup
    G-arrow knobs
    Anchored Adjusto-matic bridge
    Bigsby B50 vibrato tailpiece
    Gretsch knurled strap knobs
    Chrome hardware

Gretsch Guitars G5135 Electromatic CVT Electric Guitar

Gretsch® Instrument Limited Lifetime Warranty FMIC warrants your Gretsch brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Gretsch Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. FMIC has established a network of independent Authorized Service Centers for warranty service. The Gretsch Dealer from whom you purchased your instrument may also be authorized for warranty service and should be the first point of contact when service of any kind is required for your Gretsch instrument. To receive warranty service, return the complete instrument to an Authorized Service Center, with your sales receipt as proof of purchase, during the applicable warranty period. Defective components that qualify for coverage under this warranty will be repaired or replaced (at FMIC's discretion) without charge. Remedies beyond normal service repair of any Gretsch instrument require both an evaluation and confirmation of the defect and a direct recommendation to FMIC from an Authorized Service Center for alternative considerations. All transportation, insurance and freight charges associated with warranty service and repairs on Gretsch instruments are the responsibility of the purchaser, as is any service initiated for the purpose of customizing setups or adjustments beyond factory specifications. Initial standard setup and adjustment of the instrument and its components at the time of purchase are considered normal Dealer product preparation, and are not covered by this warranty. See complete details at

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  • Great sound

    As reviewed by Dustin Vincent on 6/12/2010

    The Gretsch Electromatic is my 6th guitar, and is perhaps now my favorite. Overall light weight, and the neck feels natural in hand. The finished mahogany neck inhibits ultra fast shredding, and the Bigsby tremelo will bend the strings slightly out of tune if frequently used. The MegaTron pickups sound amazing when playing blues and classic rock songs with rich warm tones. Add a little distortion and it still sounds clear and warm. However, crank up the distortion and the sound gets a bit muddy, so metal heads beware. I replaced the strings not too long ago and the Bigsby really makes things frustrating with the use of short hooks to hold the string ends in place. The bottom line: Great guitar if you're looking for a clean/lightly distorted blues sound. String replacement is frustrating, and leaves something to be desired in the heavy distortion department.

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  • Sub $1000 Perfection

    As reviewed by Shawn Stevens on 1/9/2013

    This guitar is amazing looking and plays just as well. The sound gives me the rockabilly I am looking for yet has the awesome classic rock sound we all yearn for. The finish it perfect and I mean perfect and the fret work is outstanding. No need to setup the guitar (I do my own) out of the box for most people but even with that, the setup was pretty much on target so I did 5 minutes worth of adjusting. The intonation is right on as well! Great job Gretsch!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great little slim guitar!!!

    As reviewed by guitarcookie on 9/13/2006

    This is a terrific guitar for the price. It's got a very slim body that feels like an SG, and light as a feather, even though it's solid mohagany. The neck plays comfortably and frets are wide enough for my over-sized fingers. The humbucker pickups are awesome: very active, clear and punchy. The Bigbsy vibrato works like a charm. I've had no problems with the strings going out of tune. This is a great little guitar. Very versatile and just a lot of fun to play. It's got a shape and vibe like no other guitar out there, and definitely attracts attention. Get one. You won't regret it!

    74 of 79 people found this review helpful.
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