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Gretsch Guitars G5135 Electromatic CVT Electric Guitar Burgundy

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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 th... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

Case sold separately.

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
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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 GuitarsG5135 Electromatic CVT Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (10)
  • Good pick up (10)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Fun to play (9)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (9)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Rock concerts (8)
  • Recording (7)
  • School bands (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great little slim guitar!!!

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...Read complete review

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!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Promising but challenged

I really really wanted to like this guitar. The color, weight, neck, the pick ups, the vibe, the controls and the vibrato are exactly what I wanted in a guitar. Unfortunately,...Read complete review

I really really wanted to like this guitar. The color, weight, neck, the pick ups, the vibe, the controls and the vibrato are exactly what I wanted in a guitar. Unfortunately, the guitar body is made from three pieces of mahogany. The one that was sent to me was made from different colored pieces so that the guitar was 2/3rds dark cherry stain, and 1/3rd light cherry. There was enough difference to be annoying. In the woodworking trade, it would have been rejected as a second. The wood blank used for the body should never have been given a transparent finish. Maybe if the two colors were separated by a metal strip or a painted stripe, it would have looked as if the flaw was intended.
Secondly, the first fret E string fretted out and the neck pickup was stuck in place. These could be fixed if I kept the guitar, but with the blemished wood, it wasn't worth it. It is not an inexpensive guitar, but this one had all the qualities of one.
Bottom line: try to get a good look at the one you're buying and expect to have to make major adjustments to get it to play well.
I'm still jonesing for one though. Maybe later.
Musician's Friend were champs all the way through the process. With the exception of drop shipping the product sight unseen, and the horrible set up, everything else about transaction, buying and return went well.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Real Guitar

By Willie...

from USA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5135 Electromatic CVT Electric Guitar:

    WOW! My first real guitar was a single pickup Gretsch Corvette that I played in bands and made some serious money in the 60s. The old Corvette was amazing, but the new one is even better. The sound, play-ability and quality are flawless. The weight and stability when standing with a strap on this axe is just like the old one, which is the simply the best. I do not have another guitar that compares and I have the majority of them. Do not believe me or anyone else until you have played it for yourself.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love at 1st sight

    By Roscoe

    from Baltimore,MD

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5135 Electromatic CVT Electric Guitar:

      plug and play right out of the box.no adjustments needed. Even the strings that came on the guitar are good. I highly recommend this guitar. For the price you can't beat it. It's maybe a notch below my Les Paul...maybe

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for all ages

      By JN

      from Pasco, Washington

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5135 Electromatic CVT Electric Guitar:

        My 9 y/o son plays pretty advanced guitar. I bought this guitar because he likes playing Sleepwalk (Les Paul Version) & Sambati(Santana Version) by Santana & he needs the Vibrato. He was playing a Les Paul Junior before this only. Now he plays 60% of his songs on the Gretch, 20% on the LPJ & 20% on a Taylor Accoustic Electric for songs like Greensleeves, Scarborough Fair, Andante, & other classics. Worth everything we paid for it. Can't wait when he is big enough to be able to play the big hollow Gretch or Big hollow Hofner. He will be playing in public in March with the Gretch as he has played piano in public in the past. Nice Twang to the Gretch.

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Promising but challenged

        By Jazzbo

        from Hudson Valley, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Playing guitar

        Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5135 Electromatic CVT Electric Guitar:

        I really really wanted to like this guitar. The color, weight, neck, the pick ups, the vibe, the controls and the vibrato are exactly what I wanted in a guitar. Unfortunately, the guitar body is made from three pieces of mahogany. The one that was sent to me was made from different colored pieces so that the guitar was 2/3rds dark cherry stain, and 1/3rd light cherry. There was enough difference to be annoying. In the woodworking trade, it would have been rejected as a second. The wood blank used for the body should never have been given a transparent finish. Maybe if the two colors were separated by a metal strip or a painted stripe, it would have looked as if the flaw was intended.
        Secondly, the first fret E string fretted out and the neck pickup was stuck in place. These could be fixed if I kept the guitar, but with the blemished wood, it wasn't worth it. It is not an inexpensive guitar, but this one had all the qualities of one.
        Bottom line: try to get a good look at the one you're buying and expect to have to make major adjustments to get it to play well.
        I'm still jonesing for one though. Maybe later.
        Musician's Friend were champs all the way through the process. With the exception of drop shipping the product sight unseen, and the horrible set up, everything else about transaction, buying and return went well.

         
        5.0

        Unique-One of my favorites

        By Mark

        from South East PA

        About Me Experienced

        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 G5135 Electromatic CVT Electric Guitar:

          Very high quality, unique, clear cleans and absolute filth when wanted. VERY fine pickups that really change when height adjusted. Very comfortable, fast neck, solid, but not heavy. This is a GREAT blues guitar that is also a great rock & roll guitar and probably will do a little jazz, too. Very different from all my other solid body Gibsons and Epiphones...I have 3 Gibson SG's, a Les Paul Junior and a Les Paul Junior Special. None of them sounds like this Gretsch.

          It can also sound "Gretschy" if you want that.

          Very highly recommended for players at any level.

           
          4.0

          Good Intermediate Guitar

          By Insaneman9876

          from Gary, IN

          About Me Novice

          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 G5135 Electromatic CVT Electric Guitar:

            I got this guitar for Christmas last year (2012) from my father, and overall, it's a great instrument for the level that I'm at. The Gretsch name is well known, but not a name that you see everywhere, which is something I love (different but not unknown). I love the sound, both dirty and clean, and it works well for everything I play (Classic rock with my dad, all the way to punk, metal, and metalcore with my friends). My only qualms about this instrument is that the G string has a tendency to go out of tune very easily when you play it a little roughly or use the vibrato too heavily, but this may just be a need to re-string the guitar (I've owned it for over a year now and it still has the original strings on it) Also, the pickguard and truss rod cover had some shrink-wrap on them when they came, and this wouldn't be a problem except that I spent hours trying to get the stuff off of the pickguard after it started looking dirty and scuffed, only to find that it actually goes under the control knobs and pickup selector switch, so I've got these little bits of shrink-wrap coming out from underneath them that are, admittedly, next to unnoticeable, but still ugly looking, so I've just tried to trim them back under the knobs as much as possible, and I think I've gotten it completely by now. Also, the only structural issue I've found is that the pots are slotted and the knobs are solid. For me, this resulted in the knobs falling off within the first week or two of getting the guitar, and then when I went to put them back on, the two halves of the pots were pushed together and this made the knobs crooked. Honestly, I think this actually looks quite a bit cooler, but still, its a flaw in the design of the pots and/or knobs. Now, it may seem like I tore this guitar apart in this interview, but honestly, all of the problems I had were purely aesthetic and are probably not going to be problems that everyone has. Overall, the guitar still looks awesome, plays awesome, and is a great, not-your-everyday solid-body guitar for any intermediate musician.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome sound, good price, plays well!

            By Danny Walker

            from Wellington, New Zealand

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5135 Electromatic CVT Electric Guitar:

            Bought my CVT a few years back and it has become my go-to guitar for pretty much everything. It's super comfortable, light with an awesome gretschy sound. The default pickups are very good, giving earthy grunts when you want them, but also capable of an excellent jangly clean sound too. The hardware quality is good for a guitar at this price range. It's ageing well so far, with few signs of age. I do recommend getting a quality hard case for it (doesn't come with one) Gretsch aren't particularly well known for their solid bodies, but if this is a typical example, they really should be. If this is your first guitar, it'll be an excellent starter instrument. And if it's not your first, don't hesitate in adding this awesome guitar to you arsenal. Dan

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Such a great sound for all genres!

            By samrueen35

            from Omaha, NE

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5135 Electromatic CVT Electric Guitar:

            I recently picked up this gem at my college music sale, and I instantly fell in love with it! The sound and feel to it is just extraordinary! Even though I'm just a noobie at guitar (I have been playing for about 4 years now, and I play rhythm) this guitar has been amazing and one of my all time favorites! The next Gretsch that I will be saving up for is the Duo Jet, so get ready Mr. Harrison, we will be rocking together sometime soon!

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good Job Musicians Friend!

            By jarv

            from australia, melbourne

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5135 Electromatic CVT Electric Guitar:

              This guitar is great! I bought this guitar about 7 days ago and it arrived in great condition and i live in australia! this guitar looks and feels awesome, worth every penny! for the quality of the guitar it is a great deal. If your looking for a guitar that not only sounds great but looks amazing this is the one for you

               
              5.0

              what I've been looking for

              By azglenn

              from middle tennessee

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5135 Electromatic CVT Electric Guitar:

                I have two Vettes, been using about a year, Gig two to three times a week, retired my 335 and my tele's sold my two strats, very fast neck, do my own set-ups so that was no problem, I do it on every guit I own, I love the tones you can get on this guitar, Played on Peavey, Behringer and fender amps, settled on a fender stage 1600. NO BACK ACHE'S after the gig

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