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

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

The G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body is a sharp new Gretsch guitar with a bound single-cutaway hollow body 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, gold 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 gold-plated hardware.

Features
  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Hollow body
  • Body material: Laminated
  • Top wood: Maple laminated
  • Body wood: Maple laminated
  • Body finish: Gloss polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Shape: Info not available
  • Wood: Maple
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Gloss polyurethane
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Hump-block
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Black Top Filter'Tron
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Black Top Filter'Tron
  • Brand: Gretsch
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • 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: Rosewood-based Adjusto-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby B60
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style open-back
  • Color: Gold
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body and neck binding
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Korea
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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 GuitarsG5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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4.0

Nice axe

By Rik

from Coral Springs fl

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      Very flashy guitar, good for gigs. Plays nicely. Not my main axe so it shouldn't get too much wear and tear. It might not hold up long term but it's good for my purposes. Did I mention it's cool looking.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar

      By Strummin' along

      from Polkton, NC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Don't like way it fits in the case that was sold

      Best Uses

      • Church
      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      I thoroughly enjoy this guitar. I've had my eye on it for about a year and finally got it for my birthday. It has a great sound. Stays in tune! It is one of the best guitars I've had.

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Don't let the price fool you, Exceptional value!!!

      By Dave

      from Pa

      About Me Experienced

      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:

          Incredible tone, Incredible looks @ an incredible value. All I can say is wow!!!

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Good but not worth the money

          By gage

          from nashville,tn

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz
          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          I use this guitar to write and demo songs.

          The guitar looks absolutely awesome. It feels awesome, once you get it set up. The stock pickups aren't really that bad. I like the way it sounds running through a Fender Twin Reverb.

          The only problem that I have with mine is, I can't get it to stay in tune. The nut that comes with it is just some shot piece of plastic. The tuning machines are really cheap as well. It took replacing both of those things to make it really come alive.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great right out of the box!

          By Hause

          from Marietta, GA

          Pros

          • Easy to play
          • Fantastic Sounding
          • Flawless Finish
          • Well built

          Cons

          • none so far

          Best Uses

          • All But Metal

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          I bought one of these brand new from the store. I took it home and unboxed it and it was flawless from top to bottom. The pictures do not show very well, but it has a binding on front and back of the body that are a milky white color that make it look even better. I just so happened to have band rehearsal the same night, so i plugged it in and tried it out. I ended up playing it the entire night, with the strings and set up it came with. It sounded amazing (through my AC15) and felt so easy to play. I own a les paul standard and two teles, and this thing is right up there with the les paul in build quality. I just couldn't get over how solid it felt (i was expecting less being it was a hollowbody). So far I am super pleased with the purchase and the white on gold looks absolutely beautiful. I was expecting a lot of feedback issues at rehearsal, but it was minimal even with my tubescreamer cranked.

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          (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Classy Hollowbody

          By Robert

          from Clarksville, TN

          Site Member

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          I am a pastor, and I play this guitar in church. I've had it for about 6 months now, so the rush of a new guitar is gone, and I can give an uncolored review. First of all, I know that loving the look of a guitar is subjective, I can say that every time I play this guitar I get comments on how great it looks. Now on the the important part: The Black Top FilterTrons really give this guitar that little bit of Gretsch twang. I had the G5120, and liked it, but it lacked the classic Gretsch twang. Once I heard the Black Top Filtertrons on this guitar definitely made the G5120 expendable. I didn't want to be overcome by this guitar, so I played a few of hollowbodies at the GC in Cool Springs, TN. One in particular had serious feedback issues, where this Gretsch did not have that problem at all. I understand this has to due with the overall resonance of the guitar, but this Gretsch sounds full without the feedback problem. Other important factors are that the bridge on this guitar is pinned, so it is less prone having the bridge buzz (as happened with some G5120's), the neck is comfortable and smooth, the binding on the top and bottom of the body, f-holes, and neck is a nice ivory color and looks good against the white finish. Lastly, the Bigsby vibrato is not something I need for what I play in the church, but it's a nice touch when I'm just playing for me around the house. Overall, the look, the feel, and the sound of this guitar is excellent. For the price, you can't go wrong, but get it fast, because this white one is not one of the standard offers in the G5420 lineup, so it will soon be gone.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very Nice!

          By George

          from Ocala, FL

          Site Member

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          "Very nice" refers not only to this fine guitar, but also to GC and Gretsch customer service. The guitar is sweet, great action and pickups. Plays and sounds as good as it looks, and stays in tune even w Bigsby use. (I've been playing for some 50 years.) When I bought the guitar at GC Ocala, the gold toggle-switch tip was missing. It's been only about seven days now, and a new gold switch tip (along w the entire switch itself!) just arrived via FedEx from Gretsch (Fender) at no charge. This is outstanding customer service from both GC (thanks Jacob!) and Gretsch (Fender). I highly recommend this guitar, Jacob at GC Ocala, FL and Fender. A guitar this nice and customer service this good should be noticed and appreciated. Great stuff all around!

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          (8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Good but odd buzz -- no offer to fix.

          By Bud

          from Portsmouth, NH

          Site Member

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          Came in yesterday and played this for awhile. Almost walked out with it except I noticed a buzz coming from the rhythm pickup. When I pointed this out to the kid that worked there he said it was the guitar's "resonance." Well, I've been playing 32 years, and I think I know a buzz when I hear one. If you press on the top of the p/u the buzz will abate. The guitar tech was working 15 feet away from this conversation, but there was no offer to fix the buzz or even have the tech look at it. Otherwise I would give this 4 stars.

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          (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Good but odd buzz -- no offer to fix.

          By Bud

          from Portsmouth, NH

          Site Member

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          Came in yesterday and played this for awhile. Almost walked out with it except I noticed a buzz coming from the rhythm pickup. When I pointed this out to the kid that worked there he said it was the guitar's ""resonance."" Well, I've been playing 32 years, and I think I know a buzz when I hear one. If you press on the top of the p/u the buzz will abate. The guitar tech was working 15 feet away from this conversation, but there was no offer to fix the buzz or even have the tech look at it. Otherwise I would give this 4 stars.

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