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Gretsch Guitars G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar  

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The Electromatic Pro Jet with Bigsby B50 tailpiece takes on a new identity and voice with hump-block fretboard inlays and "Black Top" Filter'Tron Pickups. The two-tone body color scheme (black or gol... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Electromatic Pro Jet with Bigsby B50 tailpiece takes on a new identity and voice with hump-block fretboard inlays and "Black Top" Filter'Tron Pickups. The two-tone body color scheme (black or gold top with walnut stained back and sides), fabricated with an arched maple top chambered basswood body resonates true to "That Great Gretsch Sound". Classic appointments such as the Adjustomatic Bridge, threaded knurled strap buttons, "G" Arrow Knobs and Gretsch logo on pickguard are proudly featured.

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Features
  • Body Shape: Jet
  • Body Style: Chambered Single-Cutaway
  • Body: Basswood, Gloss Urethane Finish, Arched Maple Top
  • Pickguard: White Pearloid w/ Gretsch Logo
  • Body Binding: 1-Ply White
  • Neck: Maple, Gloss Urethane Finish
  • Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Pearloid Hump-Block Inlays
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Finger Board Radius: 12" Radius (305 mm)
  • Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
  • Scale Length: 24.6" (62.5 cm)
  • Pickups: "Black Top" Filter'Tron Bridge 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
  • Bridge: Anchored Adjusto-Matic Bridge
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: Enclosed Vintage Style
  • Knobs: "G" Arrow Knobs
  • Strings: D'Addario XL110 Regular Light, NPS (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Unique Features: Two-Tone Body Color Scheme, "Black Top" Filter'Tron
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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 GuitarsG5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (17)
  • Fun to play (16)
  • Good tone (16)
  • Good pick up (12)
  • Solid electronics (11)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (10)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Small venues (8)
  • Recording (7)
  • Rock concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Novice (6), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A lot more than I expected...

When I first layed my eyes on this twang-machine, the Les Paul-like qualities of it made it seem like it should have a bit of low-end growl to it. The first time I plugged...Read complete review

When I first layed my eyes on this twang-machine, the Les Paul-like qualities of it made it seem like it should have a bit of low-end growl to it. The first time I plugged it in, however, I realized that this puppy is a Gretsch to the bone.

First the bad because frankly there is not much of it:

- I had a real problem with loose knobs and switches (like falling off while I was playing). Easily fixed, though, so no big deal.
- The Bigsby is just plain unusable because of the tuners and the nut. I lubricated the nut, which helped a little, but you can only do so much with bad tuners. The strange part is that if you don't use it (the trem), it stays in perfect tune forever. I'll check back after I replace them.
- The controls are just... bizarre. After playing this guitar for several months, I still find myself turning knobs trying to figure out exactly what they do. Some do a lot. Some seem to do nothing at all, or very little.

That being said though, what a great guitar!:
- Right out of the box it played pretty close to perfectly. The neck is thick, but it plays very fast and with no buzz (I use 10's on this guitar).
- The work on the glued-in neck is wonderful, especially for a guitar at this price-point (I don't know about that MSRP though).
- The body seems like it's going to be heavy when you look at it(that Les Paul thing again), but the routed-out basswood body keeps the weight down. It's still not light, but it won't break your back.
- It's got loads of the Gretsch kitsch aesthetic. This is one funky axe!

Unplugged, it's very loud, a great guitar to practice with. Good sustain. The pick-ups seem to be ok, although I'll probably upgrade them as soon as I get up the gumption.

The tone is somewhat mid-rangy and clean, and perfect for twangy rockabilly and electric country. A real pleasure to play, although you'll need a strap to sit down with it.

Great guitar for Rockabilly, Punk, alt, really anything but metal (and even then it does ok, just doesn't look the part).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I had to send this one back

I had to send this guitar back due to problems with the volume/tone control wiring. However, the guitar did seem well built and finished, and was comfortable to play.

I had to send this guitar back due to problems with the volume/tone control wiring. However, the guitar did seem well built and finished, and was comfortable to play.

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5.0

I would totally buy this again

By Special Agent Jo

from Dayton,Ohio

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

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

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

This is my first electric guitar.A great first choice!It looks and feels great,and very well constructed.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Lovely budget gretsch

By Aaron

from Prattville, AL

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

This guitar is fantastic ....with some tweaking. Let's get the bad out of the way first. The bridge to bigsby transition is too close so the angle of the strings makes staying in a tune an issue. This is remedied by getting the bricks Biggs fix. Also the stock spring is a little too stiff. Easily upgradeable. The master volume pot takes a lot of the highs out. Again, easily upgradeable with a cap. The binding is a little uneven transitioning on to the neck. The pickguard builds up static and will "pop" now and again through your speaker. Just take the pg off or rub it every now and then with a fabric softener sheet. And finally, the bridge rattled and buzzed due to some looseness. I just put a drop of super glue over the part that was rattling and that was fine.

Now to the good! The neck feels great, it looks fantastic and to my favorite part of the guitar, THE PICKUPS. Very bright and articulate and sound great with overdrive. Sounds better than the 5420 and is more fun to play imo. Love this guitar and again, everything I said that was wrong with it is easily fixed or not a huge deal. Not as good as the Japanese gretsches, but for the price, you can't beat it.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

String buzz...?

By WJE

from Indianapolis, IN

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

    I had played the one in the store every week for a month and decided I should get it. When I opened it up at home, I noticed a lot of buzz on the G-string (string action was the culprit). The folks at Guitar Center, however, made it really easy to get a new one for the same price. We also got the Pro Coverage so we could get a free setup. I hope the replacement is better... :)

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Pleasant Surprise !

    By Jack

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

    Excellent Tone - Feels solid - no fret buzz - great tuners - chambered body is a plus - 5 stars.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    I had to send this one back

    By David

    from Elkin, NC

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

        I had to send this guitar back due to problems with the volume/tone control wiring. However, the guitar did seem well built and finished, and was comfortable to play.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Gretsch!

        By Mikey the Snoz

        from NJ

        About Me Professional Musician

        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 G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

          Guitar plays like a more expensive axe. Pickups are great. I always replace stock pickups, not these. Filtertrons cut through the mix but still have lots of warmth. Can't say enough about the Bigsby. Owned a Floyd-Rose equipped guitar and never connected with that style vibrato. The Bigsby B5 is super intuitive. It's not as extreme as the FR but rock n roll/rockabilly pour out of it. I own quite few quality guitars, the Pro Jet has a vibe unlike any of the others. Get to a store and try one out!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome guitar!

          By Paulie

          from Salem, Oregon

          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 G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

              I have been playing for three years, so I'm still learning. This guitar has a great price for someone looking to add to their guitar collection. The semi-hollow body with vibrato gives some added dimensions for playing. I have an interest in instrumentals (especially surf music) and this guitar is allowing me to put the right touches on the music! I was impressed with it's set up right out of the box.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Quality Guitar and Great Price "To Buy For"

              By Mr. Take your Pick

              from Algonquin, IL

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

                I was very surprised by this guitar's Excellent quality, finish, feel and best of all sound. You won't be disappointed by this beautiful guitar, it is a real piece of artwork as well. It adds opulence to my Man Cave wall collection of guitars....Enjoy, its a real classic.
                Mr. Pick

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great guitar

                By heisenberg

                from Dallas Tx

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rhythm
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

                I had a budget of 800 dollars and tried basically every guitar in guitar center for this price and this guitar was by far my favorite. The pickups are amazing they have very warm and vibrant feeling to them but they also make this guitar very versatile. you can play blues all the way to classic rock and even a little metal. looks great, i chose the black one because i like a more conservative guitar but the gold top looks amazing as well. This is without a doubt my favorite guitar to play Rhythm on. Lead might be hard considering the frets get extremely and I mean extremely small 17-22. But other than that this guitar is a dream!

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                GREAT VALUE

                By bbqbrisket

                from New Jersey

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Excellent Value
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel

                Cons

                • Bigsby hdw scratches palm

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar:

                  This is my first electric guitar and I found the value was great. It has so much to offer and get acquainted with on a guitar. One problem for me is that the Bigsby mounted hardware has a sharp edge to it and irritates my palm, just inside the thumb.

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