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Get ready for some serious twangin' up ahead, with this special edition G5120 Electromatic Hollowbody electric guitar from Gretsch. This stylish, professional guitar features redesigned Gretsch Dual-C... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Get ready for some serious twangin' up ahead, with this special edition G5120 Electromatic Hollowbody electric guitar from Gretsch. This stylish, professional guitar features redesigned Gretsch Dual-Coil humbucking pickups, adjustable bridge, chrome-plated die-cast tuners, and wicked cool colors!

It is crafted with a laminated maple body, 24-3/4" rosewood fretboard on maple neck, and sweet Gretsch appointments like G-Arrow knobs, Bigsby® B60 vibrato tailpiece, and knurled strap knobs.

Features
  • 16" x 2.75" laminated maple hollowbody (gloss urethane finish)
  • Laminated maple neck (24.6" scale)
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 21 medium jumbo frets
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Vintage style machine heads
  • 2 Gretsch chrome covered Dual-Coil pickups
  • Master tone, master volume, neck pickup volume, bridge pickup volume
  • 3-position pickup toggle
  • G-Arrow Knobs
  • Adjusto-Matic bridge on rosewood base
  • Bigsby® B60 vibrato tailpiece
  • Gretsch knurled strap knobs
  • Chrome-plated hardware
Specifications
  • 16" x 2.75" laminated maple hollowbody (gloss urethane finish)
    Laminated maple neck (24.5" scale)
    Rosewood fingerboard
    22 medium jumbo frets
    1-11/16" nut width
    Vintage style machine heads
    2 Gretsch chrome covered Dual-Coil pickups
    Master tone, master volume, neck pickup volume, bridge pickup volume
    3-position pickup toggle
    G-Arrow Knobs
    Adjusto-Matic bridge on rosewood base
    Bigsby® B60 vibrato tailpiece
    Gretsch knurled strap knobs
    Chrome-plated hardware
    Gloss urethane finish
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
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 http://www.gretschguitars.com/resources/warranty.html


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Gretsch GuitarsG5120 Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 85 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Hollow Body Period

Just got the G5120! If you're wanting a hollow-body don't waste your money on an Ibanez or Epiphone: invest wisely..Buy a Gretsch! This my second Gretsch and I can tell you this...Read complete review

Just got the G5120! If you're wanting a hollow-body don't waste your money on an Ibanez or Epiphone: invest wisely..Buy a Gretsch! This my second Gretsch and I can tell you this is the most versatile guitar I own (and I have several). I can play all styles with it and it delivers. The wood craftmanship is impeccable. The wiring is tight, unlike the Epiphones I tried. The neck is comfortable and not chunky, great for a guy with short fingers. Overall a homerun. The only two things I don't like about Electromatics are this: 1. No case. C'mon you make a great guitar> So, how about a case too? and 2. How about some good tuners? My top end Gretsch guitars have great tuners, so I'm sure you guys can put forth the best foot even on this less-expensive line of guitars with some good Grover or Sperzel tuners and still sell it for less than a grand. But overall, you get way more guitar for the price. No one else can come close to Gretsch for an electric guitar, especially a hollow body. So...go buy one already.

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Gretsch

There have been enough 5 star ratings of this instrument in these reviews. Take the time and visit Gretsch's web site and join their forum and you will find a 5120 thread. Many of...Read complete review

There have been enough 5 star ratings of this instrument in these reviews. Take the time and visit Gretsch's web site and join their forum and you will find a 5120 thread. Many of the participants have found the 5120 lacking in some very critical areas: Tuners - Backlash Nut - Soft Plastic that needs to be replaced Tune-O-Matic Bridge - replace with higher grade component I have found, like others that the instrument is difficult to keep in tune. On my particular one, you have to tune down by one whole step and then tune up to get it in tune and then it will not stay in tune long. Given the shortcomings that I have found I think that an Epiphone Broadway would have been a better value for the dollar at the price I could afford. When purchasing the 5120, test as many of these models as you can get your hands on and I am sure you will find one good one out of the lot. Otherwise, consider Epiphone or Ibanez for a better value.

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(298 of 310 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Hollow Body Period

By Forever A Grestch Man

from Batesville, IN

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5120 Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

Just got the G5120! If you're wanting a hollow-body don't waste your money on an Ibanez or Epiphone: invest wisely..Buy a Gretsch! This my second Gretsch and I can tell you this is the most versatile guitar I own (and I have several). I can play all styles with it and it delivers. The wood craftmanship is impeccable. The wiring is tight, unlike the Epiphones I tried. The neck is comfortable and not chunky, great for a guy with short fingers. Overall a homerun. The only two things I don't like about Electromatics are this: 1. No case. C'mon you make a great guitar> So, how about a case too? and 2. How about some good tuners? My top end Gretsch guitars have great tuners, so I'm sure you guys can put forth the best foot even on this less-expensive line of guitars with some good Grover or Sperzel tuners and still sell it for less than a grand. But overall, you get way more guitar for the price. No one else can come close to Gretsch for an electric guitar, especially a hollow body. So...go buy one already.

(97 of 105 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not just for rockabilly!

By Telequacker VIR2OSO

from Pleasant View, UT

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5120 Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

Had my local Guitar Center order me a G5120 in Western Orange from another store. I had played the ebony model but wanted the traditional Gretsch vintage color. When mine arrived it did not disappoint. The whiz tech set it up and I plugged it in... pure vintage sparkle. As bright as my Custom Shop Tele but crunches up nicely and great, deep jazz and blues tones too. Rockabilly twang and spank? Goes without saying! Very little difference in quality from the Brian Setzer model. Sunds fantastic through by tweed Fender Deluxe and great with modelin effects thru my solid state amps as well. My first Bigsby- used to Fender trems- but it works like a champ! 2 minor critques- the black plastic spacers under the chrome pickup rings look cheap, and I'd prefer an opaque pick guard (vs. the clear plexi one though I know many of the expensive Gretsches have clear pickguards). I can't put this rig down- my Strat and Tele are jealous!

(78 of 93 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Chet Atkins would be proud.......

By fire drill

from ny,NY

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5120 Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

Just because I don't own it yet, doesn't mean I can't give some good advice. So let me just tell you why i want to buy it....... I was playing some epiphone les pauls in guitar center, and this gretsch was idling nearby on the rack, so i said "what the hell, i'll try it out." My first impression was that it was too tennesee-esque for my taste. Orange, big body, not my thing. I did like the f-holes, however, and the wood was shiny and comfortable in my grip. I plugged into a vox valvetronix, which I also own, and tried it out. Great electric clean sound. I played "layla" with the reverb. Then I kicked into distortion for "Whole Lotta Love." What sold me was it's unplugged sound. So loud and rich. For a long time, i'd been looking for a guitar that had electrical prowess, but rich acoustics. Thanks Gretsch!!!!!!! I'm buying it this week.

(69 of 89 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Gretsch Man

from Mukilteo, WA

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5120 Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

This guitar is great for rhythm playing, yet also works real well for lead! It's a little bit on the big side because it's a hollow body, but is well worth getting. Buy it!!!

(57 of 64 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow! What a guitar!

By peddingzoo

from Sacramento, California

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5120 Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

I just bought the 5120 last night. Let me say it again, "Wow! What a guitar!". The 5120 sounds great plugged or unplugged. It sounds great right off the shelf. I bought new strings assuming I'd have to change those but the ones on it are nice and twangy. The only thing I would change is the pickguard, I don't like the clear pickguard. I give it 5 stars and 2 thumbs up!

(52 of 53 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar!

By dansu

from Lamesa, TX

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5120 Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

I have owned the Gretsch 5120 for a few months now. I have always loved Gretsch guitars and when I saw this, and the price, I had to check it out. The neck is great. Fast and narrow enough that my shorter fingers could still get around very nicely. The fit and finish are second to none and the sound is beautiful. It will go soft and mellow or kick in and get some bite. Based on the guitars I have/have had I can only say this guitar is priced extremely low. You get WAY more than what you pay for. All I can say is buy it. You can't go wrong.

(44 of 45 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Investment!!!

By K.T.S.

from East Bridgewater,Mass

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5120 Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

I recently bought this guitar 3 weeks ago and it's amazing.The sound is just exactly what I was looking for(but I can't wait to get TV Jones Classic pickups) and the look of the guitar is awesome(orange for me).I would highly reguard this guitar to anyone with a intrest in jazz,blues, or rockabilly, also just a fan of hollow bodys.For a Gretsch guitar the price is amazing too.Remmember to remove the foam piece under the bridge,I just realized it was there two days ago.

(24 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This guitar is Tops!!

By The original "Slow Hand\

from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5120 Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

I'll be 60 years old in a couple of months and without going into details take my word that I've owned a lot of guitars. The one guitar I never owned however was a Gretsch... and this was mainly due to the price. I bought the "Orange" one because that's what I've always wanted and it plays & sounds fantastic! I've never played the higher end models but I can't believe they would sound enough better to warrant the added cost. The only reason I didn't give this guitar a perfect score is because of the clear pick guard... a cream colored one with Gretsch emblazoned on it would look better. Needless to say the clear one is growing on me. I've played all styles of music in my career and am currently playing Western Swing with some new & old Country mixed in and this guitar sounds great on all of it. I've owned several hollow body guitars in my life, including a Gibson ES-335 with a Bigsby, and this guitar puts them all to shame. What else can I say... buy it!

(22 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Versatile!!!

By NY Punk

from Buffalo, NY

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5120 Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

This guitar is amazing. You can play country with the neck pickup, or ska and punk using the bridge pickup! Just make sure if you play on overdrive with your amp, to turn up for the best "rock" sound. This guitar is definately worth the price; you'll think it is worth at least a grand after you play it. If you want a high quality guitar, want to play a lot of different styles, and not spend $, get it NOW!!!

(22 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

2nd time around...

By Bill

from Dayton, Ohio

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5120 Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

I have a black 5120. I had one a couple of years ago, had to have a high end something and didn't think this would do. I got my high end. It couldn't hold a candle. I went back to GC, saw the exact same model, bought it again. Don't change the Gretschbuckers. No need. It gives the Gretch sound, but does a nice 'bucker too, growls nicely on overdrive, feeds back, which is fun and useful. I only added a rocker bar bridge. I'm totally satisfied with this axe. Never had one I could say that about.

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