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When the Gretsch R&D team unearthed a Baldwin-era Filter'Tron pickup with knockout punch and phenomenal twang, they incorporated its DNA into dynamic "Black Top" Filter'Tron pickups, which now end... Read More

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When the Gretsch R&D team unearthed a Baldwin-era Filter'Tron pickup with knockout punch and phenomenal twang, they incorporated its DNA into dynamic "Black Top" Filter'Tron pickups, which now endow Electromatic hollow-body instruments such as the G5420T with an electrifying voice and identity.

The G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar is a sharp Gretsch guitar with a bound single-cutaway hollowbody featuring sound-post bracing and elegant bound f-holes. Other features include a maple neck, bound rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and hump-block pearloid inlays, silver plexi pickguard, three-position pickup switch, classic "G" arrow control knobs, rosewood-based Adjusto-Matic bridge and Bigsby-licensed B60 vibrato tailpiece, vintage-style open-back tuners and chrome-plated hardware.

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Features
  • Bound single-cutaway hollowbody
  • Maple neck
  • Bound rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and hump-block pearloid inlays
  • "Black Top" Filter'Tron pickups
  • Three-position pickup switch
  • Classic "G" arrow control knobs
  • Rosewood-based Adjusto-Matic bridge
  • Bigsby-licensed B60 vibrato tailpiece
  • Silver plexi pickguard
Specifications
  • Body
    Body Material: 5-Ply Maple
    Body Shape: Single Cutaway
    Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
    Bracing: Sound Post
    Body Depth: 2.75" (69.85 mm)
    Neck
    Number of Frets: 22
    Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Neck Material: Maple
    Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
    Scale Length: 24.5" (62.2 cm)
    Electronics
    Bridge Pickup: "Black Top" Filter'Tron Bridge Pickup
    Neck Pickup: "Black Top" Filter'Tron Neck Pickup
    Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone
    Hardware
    Hardware Finish: Chrome-Plated
    Bridge: Rosewood-Based Adjusto-Matic Bridge
    Tuning Machines: Vintage Style Open-Back
    Miscellaneous
    Unique Features: Hump-Block Fingerboard Inlays, Bound Body Top and Back, Bound Sound Holes and Fingerboard, Silver Plexi Pickguard, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod, Bigsby-Licensed B60 Vibrato
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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 Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

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

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Needs Major Work Out of the Box

I've had my eye on this Gretsch for a long time. I took advantage of the Trade In trade Up promotion. I ordered it and picked it up at my local Guitar center....Read complete review

I've had my eye on this Gretsch for a long time. I took advantage of the Trade In trade Up promotion. I ordered it and picked it up at my local Guitar center. The guitar out of the box is unplayable! Thankfully, I have a guitar tech that knows his stuff. I dropped it off and the next day it was ready. He told me the neck wasn't straight and the floating bridge had to be adjusted. Also, he hd to raise a few of the frets because they did not line up properly.Once the repairs were complete ($100.00), it plays beautifully .also, the frets had to be leveled off! Every new guitar out of the box needs some adjustments but this one NEEDS it bad. Now, it sounds and plays like a dream. The 4 Stars are due to the poor condition upon receiving it. Like I said, It now plays like a dream!

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not ready out the box....

Overall, the G5420 is a nice instrument for the money. But mine came with several cosmetic flaws on the finish, a scratch on the Bigsby, and very noticeable fret buzz. The Guitar...Read complete review

Overall, the G5420 is a nice instrument for the money. But mine came with several cosmetic flaws on the finish, a scratch on the Bigsby, and very noticeable fret buzz. The Guitar Center repair department didn't get the buzz out. So, I had to spend almost $120 for a luthier to do a set-up using 11s, since it still buzzed with 10s. Now that it's set-up properly, I really enjoy playing my Chet Atkins music on it. It has a very distinct tone (very different from my ES-175), but it also seems to pick up my thumb pick noise much more than my Gibson. Overall, I believe it's a good buy for the money, if you can live with any cosmetic flaws it may have or having to possibly spend more money for a set-up (a risk of buying via the internet)!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is great !

By 

from Lakewood Colo.

About Me Professional Musician

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 G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    I use it in recording and on stage. I also like the light weight of it and the classic look and sound .This is one of the good ones !

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Sound

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    from Cypress, Ca

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        This is my first Gretsch and it's awesome!!

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        5.0

        Beautiful Guitar

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        from Mission Viejo, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          Love the feel.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Loving the look, sound and feel of this axe

          By 

          from Middle Village, New York

          Site Member

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          No doubt, I love owning and playing different guitars, but these days there's so many to choose from, it sometimes confuses and boggles my mind. There's the cost of those awesome looking guitars, price tags going upwards of $3000 and more ... The Guitar Center sent me a brochure, the other day, focusing on acoustic guitars, and the one on the cover was priced at nearly $11,000, sincerely, a guitar with that kind of price tag, better play and entertain me all the way, without my human touch. Thank God there are guitars for sale that a guitar player like myself can afford and still be pleasing in all aspects wanted by a player of my taste. The G5420T is just one of those guitars ... With its classic body styling, good color choice to choose from, ease of playing, and sound, that should be expected by a guitar, such as this ... Surely it hits its mark. I chose the Sunburst color, for me, it was most appealing and stepped-up its overall look. The action is comfortable and playable all the way up the neck, only problem is the Low E String has a slight buzz to it, adjusting the bridge may extinguish that flaw, or sanding the frets, if that fails. Another issue is that the pick guard had some scratches on it, I noted that right out of the box, and a sales person is addressing that issue with the company, for a replacement guard. I love the sound of this guitar, its sweet mellow tone is perfect for jazz licks, and the toggle setting, lends it to country picking. All in all, I'm so glad I bought this guitar, it really complements my other guitars, my Gibson Deluxe Les Paul, my D18 Martin, and my Fender American Stratocaster, its unique styling and tone construction, makes it a welcome addition to my guitars, thus far. I hope my comments are helpful to others.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Maybe they gave me a lemon...

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          from New York, NY

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          I played this in the store and loved it. Great tone, easy playability. Then they gave me a different one to go home with. I didn't play it in the store, which was a mistake. It simply doesn't sound as good as the one on display and it has some foam built into the guitar top that doesn't come off. Maybe they gave me the lemon they had in the back?

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          BEST STORE EVER

          By 

          from BERTHA MN.

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          wow i have been buying my guitars from guitar center for some time now, i am trying to replace the 39 guitars i lost in a fire, i purchased a used ibanez artcore and it came damaged from the VA. store buy UPS so i called the store and the manager did not have another red artcore, so he said i have a GRETCH G5420T i received it in 2 days I TUNED HER UP AND PLUGGED INTO THE AMP AND WOW WHAT A SOUND, THE POWER THE TONE AND I WAS IMPRESSED THANK YOU FREDICKSBURG VA. STORE I WILL KEEP DOING MY BUSINESS WITH THE GUITAR CENTER!!!!!!!! THANKS STEPH CONNOR

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A Twang Beast!

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          from Friendship, Arkansas

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          I've had my 5420 a little over a month and am very satisfied with it. This review is prompted, in part, by others who have found that the guitar needs a fair amount of setup. I did NOT find this to be the case, as setup was done in-store at Guitar Center in Little Rock. (Insert large props here.) Tone-wise, I am in low orbit halfway between Duane Eddy and early George Harrison. I hook into a LovePedal Gen5 echo box (for that Setzer slap) and on into a Vox AC15 circa 2011, Top Boost channel with the Cut switch at about 2:30, bass and treble knobs to taste. The sound of the Black Top Filter 'Tron pickups took a bit of getting used to, as I was raised on P-90 Gibsons. I tried a Telecaster for a year, but somehow it never would make me sound like Vince Gill. The treble response was way too much, no matter where I set the tone knob. There's PLENTY of top end on the Gretsch, but there seems to be a sharp cutoff somewhere. It adds to the definition without causing a nosebleed. I've found that the pickups go all mushy if I hit the front end of the amp too hard, but a little distortion is a fabulous thang. Overall, the guitar is well-made and substantial. The soundposts seem to tame the feedback from a non-musical howl to more of a musical sustain. Nice! The rosewood on the fretboard seems to have some sort of satiny finish on it, adding to ease of playing. There are minor tuning annoyances, as I expected with that old school wiggle stick, but they're easy enough to compensate for. I may replace the tuners eventually and the nut could use a little filing, but those are the only tweaks I can see coming. I am completely satisfied with the 5420. I would have given it 5 stars except for the minor tuning problems and the fact that the only one in stock that day was ORANGE. Everybody knows us Guitar Studs prefer black!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sweet and orange

          By 

          from Portland Oregon

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          All I can say is I love it! I look forward to playing it every chance I get. It's so fun when I plug into my Fender tube amp with my compressor, I can practically hypnotize myself with the sound it produces. Its a lot of guitar for the money.I've been a strat guy, but now I'm going Gretsch.For a beautiful guitar on a budget, I'd recommend this.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Hollowbody

          By 

          from Sterling, IL

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          I bought this guitar about a month ago from a store. I was concerned that some of the reviews complained about the guitar not being set up properly when ordered online, but they did this for me at the store. The guitar sounds great. I bought it primarily to teach myself Rock-a-billy and it does sound ideal for this. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to a friend.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Guitar

          By 

          from Maryland

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          Great Guitar! Beautiful finish, great playability. Would highly recommend

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