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Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar Snow Crest White

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No nonsense, Electromatic hollow-body guitars are the perfect real, pure and powerful Gretsch instruments. They’re your next-step Gretsch—bold, dynamic and articulate, and crafted with essential Grets... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

No nonsense, Electromatic hollow-body guitars are the perfect real, pure and powerful Gretsch instruments. They’re your next-step Gretsch—bold, dynamic and articulate, and crafted with essential Gretsch sound, style and playability.

Alive and resonant, the G5420TG has fully hollow build with a true Filter’Tron voice that explodes with huge punch and clear, strong presence. Like all Electromatic guitars, it delivers the fearless and electrifying authenticity that has set Gretsch apart as the quintessential rock ‘n’ roll guitars from the very beginning. It’s the sound of honor itself—play proud.

Premium features include:
Dual “Black Top” Filter’tron humbucking pickups
Gold hardware
Versatile upgraded controls including master volume treble-bleed circuit
Oversized bound F holes and aged multi-ply body binding
Smaller late-’50s G6120 bound headstock
Graph Tech NuBone nut
Pearloid Neo-Classic “thumbnail” fingerboard inlays
Bigsby B60 vibrato tailpiece

Features
  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Hollow body
  • Body material: Laminated
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Maple
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: U
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.6 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Bound Rosewood
  • Radius: 12 in.
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Thumbnail
  • Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Blacktop Filter'Tron
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Blacktop Filter'Tron
  • Brand: Gretsch
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master volume, master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Adjusto-matic with rosewood base
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby B60
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style open-back
  • Color: Gold
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
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 GuitarsG5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Much better than my previous two

By Phlipper

from NC

Pros

  • Excellent value
  • Glad they added a treble bleed cap
  • Love the blacktop pups
  • Pups clean up well
  • Sounds amazing, very resonant

Cons

  • Perfect intonation will still require some work
  • Will still need a new nut cut to run .012s

Best Uses

  • Channeling Brian Setzer and old Billy Gibbons
  • Jazz box

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

I've owned a first gen 5120 which was nice but required a LOT of work to get the action set up and intonated. It also required new pups and wiring to be useable. Then I owned one of the first 5120s with Blacktops and it sounded a lot better, but still required a bit of work to set up and intonate. A new nut was just the cost of playing Electromatics, I figured.

But the new 2017 models with treble bleed cap seem to be a different animal. I couldn't put .012s on it but I am running .011s without a new nut and it intonates well enough. Playing it into a cranked amp this one resonates sweetly. The whole body seems to vibrate musically and the feedback is easy to control.

So far ... me likey VERY much.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding instrument!!

By Paul

from Temple, Tx.

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Pros

  • Plays like a dream!!
  • Silky smooth tone!

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

      I have been playing guitar for 41 years and rarely does a guitar come along that fits like this one does! The tone is like butter and is so rich and full that I sometimes get carried away to that blissful place that only musicians know! The neck is just right for me and with only a minimal amount of adjustment, it has become my favorite of my other 4 guitars that I own. It stays in tune very well when using the Bigsby tremolo, which is a huge plus for me. I played several other hollow body guitars in the store, but kept coming back to this one and have been completely satisfied with the performance of this instrument!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Killer hollow body for tone and class

      By David

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

      Been wanting a Gretsch in the 'stable'. This guitar surprises with the build and tone. outstanding guitar on its own right. Glad I sprung for it. Even works well with higher gain tones, lovely feedback and sustain, like riding a angry bull. The upgrades bring this model up a few notches. Its a keeper. DRKT

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Greatest Guitar

      By Captain

      from Haverhill, MA

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

      The Electronatic is well undervalued. Also the 5-layer laminate body has the better physical balance of the other models. I simply have not played a more beautiful, inviting guitar.

      It is a total beast, but never be afraid of its power. You won't want to put it down.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      pretty good for the price

      By James

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

      Fits like a glove, not the best, but works fine.

       
      5.0

      What a Blessing

      By jonny

      from queens

      Pros

      • It is beautiful, neck feels great!

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

          I've wanted a white falcon, but they are out of my price range.
          This guitar is stunning. After stretching the strings and tuning a few times, it stays in tune superbly.
          I took the advice of a fellow postee and gave mine a name. Named her Grace, because this guitar is a Blessing from God! Don't hesitate to get one. Alonso in GC in Queens, NY did a great job!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Love this guiart and the price I paid.

          By Dennis

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

          I received the guitar quickly. Looks and sounds great. It had some buzzing of the 5th and 6th strings. Unable to find out where the buzz was coming from I took the guitar to Guitar Center in Oxnard, Ca. They were great. The Guitar Tech. (unknown name) waited on me right a way.
          fixed the problem in just a few minutes. Love the guitar and dealing with Guitar Center.

           
          5.0

          I would do it again

          By None

          from Rapid City South Dakota

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

            Excellent craftsmanship great tone, nice setup

             
            5.0

            Just so good...

            By Old Mark

            from Laureldale PA

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid and well made. TONE!!!
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

              I went to GC in Whitehall, PA to sell some guitars...and saw this beautiful Gretsch displayed...HAD to play it, and in the end took it home with me. GREAT neck for me, beautiful resonance, very well made - you can feel this is a solid guitar. The pickups are very Gretschy, but this can be a blues of jazz guitar with some control adjustments...I once owned a 1963 Chet Atkins that was nowhere near as good a guitar as this one is...I will be selling my other arch tops soon because this is replacing them...I just woke up at 2AM after dreaming of playing this Gretsch and just had to do it...IF you go try one, be aware you will want it. A pleasure to play.

               
              5.0

              Yes I would Buy this Gretsch again.

              By Old man

              from Pekin, IN.

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

              Looks great plays great other then a slight fret buss in bass e string. For an old man like me and for the price you can't find a better buy.

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