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The G5655T-CB Electromatic Center-Block Electric Guitar features "That Great Gretsch Sound" with the "center-block advantage." The interior solid spruce center block running the length of the guitar's... Click To Read More About This Product

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The G5655T-CB Electromatic Center-Block Electric Guitar features "That Great Gretsch Sound" with the "center-block advantage." The interior solid spruce center block running the length of the guitar's 1-¾"-deep Double Jet body makes for a lively "high gain-friendly" tone and delivers greater control over the kind of feedback players want. The new dual-coil Super HiLo'Tron neck pickup is voiced to produce a clean, high-end sparkle with robust low-end, low-noise performance. Together with the "Black Top" Filter'Tron bridge pickup, it's a potent tonal combination.

Other premium features include five-ply maple body construction with a bound arched top and back, a bound maple neck and a 12.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and Neo-Classic "thumbnail" inlays. The G5655T-CB also has three-way pickup switching, single-ply black pickguard with Gretsch logo, four "G-arrow" control knobs (volume for each pickup, bridge-pickup-only tone, master volume), anchored Adjusto-matic bridge and flat-handle Bigsby-licensed B50 vibrato, Grover tuners and knurled strap retainer knobs. Case sold separately.


  • 5-ply maple body construction with a bound arched top and back, and center block
  • Bound maple neck and a 12.5" radius
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and Neo-Classic "thumbnail" inlays
  • Dual-coil Super HiLo'Tron neck pickup and "Black Top" Filter'Tron bridge pickup
  • 3-way pickup switching
  • Single-ply black pickguard with Gretsch logo
  • Four "G-arrow" control knobs
  • Adjusto-matic bridge
  • Flat-handle Bigsby-licensed B50 vibrato
  • Grover tuners and knurled strap retainer knobs
  • Case sold separately
  • Body Material: 5-ply maple
  • Body Shape: Jet
  • Body Back: 5-ply maple
  • Body Sides: 5-ply maple
  • Body Top: 5-ply arched maple
  • Body Finish: Gloss Urethane, Gloss Urethane, Gloss Urethane
  • Bracing: Spruce Center-Block
  • Body Depth: 1.75" (44.45mm)
  • Body Width Upper Bout: 10.5" (267mm)
  • Body Width Lower Bout: 13.5" (343mm)
  • Neck Shape: Modern Gretsch
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Neo-Classic "Thumbnail"
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12.5" (320mm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8mm)
  • Scale Length: 24.6" (625mm)
  • Bridge Pickup: Black Top Filter'Tron
  • Neck Pickup: Dual-Coil SUPER HiLo'Tron
  • 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), Tone (Bridge Pickup Only), Master Volume
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome-Plated
  • Bridge: Anchored Adjusto-matic Bridge with Bigsby Licensed B50 Vibrato Tailpiece
  • Tuning Machines: Grover die-cast
  • String Nut: Synthetic bone
  • Strings: D'Addario XL110 Regular Light, NPS (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Pickguard: Black Plexi Pickguard with White "Gretsch" Logo
  • Control Knobs: G-Arrow
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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

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Looks great, plays decent, sounds okay.

By Adam Staszewski

from Philadelphia, PA

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5655T Electromatic Center Block Electric guitar:

Feels a little dinky because of the chambered body I guess. Neck feels pretty good and the Bigsby is fun. It looks great. Unfortunately, I found the pickups to be very dark and murky. When I rolled the volume knob back a bit, it became even murkier. Unfortunately, this guitar is not for me.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Great Guitar

By John

from New Brunswick, NJ

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Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5655T Electromatic Center Block Electric guitar:

I purchased this guitar about a year ago. The first thing I noticed was how well it was constructed. I have owned many guitars over the years and this Gretsch is one of the best that I have owned. If you like Les Paul's than you will love the neck on this guitar - smooth action and plays like a champ. At the time of my purchase - I only had pictures and reviews to go by - none in stores. I actually had to purchase the guitar first - Guitar Center told me that if I did not like the Gretsch I could obtain a full refund. I also purchased a Fender American Strat a month prior to this purchase. For me it was my first Strat. I love the tones and twang of the American Strat but the neck is a bit thin for my fingers - simply a physical obstacle (still love the Strat though). Seriously the Gretsch G5655T is perhaps one of the best buys in a guitar that a person could make - and for under $1000 - you can not go wrong. I highly recommend this guitar and if you desire a Les Paul and simply can not afford the $2000 or so for a good one - this Gretsch is absolutely a great deal.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


A great guitar in all aspects.

By Larry L

from Cleveland OH

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


    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5655T Electromatic Center Block Electric guitar:

    This is a fabulous guitar in all aspects. I have a custom wired Eric Johnson Strat and a PRS, so it gives me a fresh new tone to my overall sound. It's price seems too hard to believe for what you are getting. I play it thru a hand wired custom made Deluxe Reverb and it really nails the vintage tones of the late 50's and 60's. This hollow body rather than the less expensive chambered model brings in more warmth staying true to the Gretsch tone and very much the same as the high end ones. The neck is a little long and heavy ended however so I need to be careful to watch that I am not playing up 2 frets, especially going from my PRS. It has a bit of a scoop in the tone but you can dial back some sparkle and chime to get a more fat tone but it is not like the fat PRS tone. More P90 ish with no noise. When listening to the whole band, the clarity of this guitar tone and soul really comes forward. Like what my strat can do, but warmer. It's in it's own league. Not for a novice player that likes a lot of heavy distortion to cover up mistakes. Your playing will stand out. So many bands sound similar in tone and I really wanted to integrate those almost forgotten whammy surf tones into the predictable modern music tones for a unique blend of the old and new.


    Excellent in every way !

    By Kevin

    from Oklahoma City

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    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5655T Electromatic Center Block Electric guitar:

    Great guitar, great customer service. The live chat is an excellent way to get questions answered too ! I will definitely continue to shop at Guitar Center.

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